State Felony and Federal Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes Have Seriouse Consequence. If You have been charged you Need to Talk to an Attorney.
A wide range of activities fall under drug crimes including possession, possession with intent to distribute, illegal drug manufacturing, and even drug conspiracy.
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John Teakell Can Help If You Have Been Charged With A Drug Crime

John Teakell is well-versed in Texas and Federal procedure. He knows the rules for collecting evidence and how easily those can sometimes be broken in a law enforcement officer’s eagerness to close a case. He will carefully examine all witness testimony to expose ulterior motives that might lead to a false conviction.

You Can't Afford To Wait

Drug crimes tend to have long periods for investigation and evidence collection resulting in higher than usual conviction rates. If you suspect you are being investigated or have already been charged with a drug crime, don’t wait. The longer you wait, the more time it gives prosecutors to build their case, lose or mishandle evidence that could help you, or for witnesses to forget details that might exonerate you. Call today and speak with John Teakell directly about your case.

You Could Go To Jail For A Long Time

Drug crimes frequently result in heavy sentences. These penalties are worse if the crime occurred near a church or school, or if it is connected in any way to a white collar crime such as fraud or embezzlement. If the drugs passed state lines, took place on federal property, or if the alleged crime involves an undercover federal agent, the federal government can get involved. You could be facing a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in federal prison if they do.

Complete Legal Representation

The law office of John R. Teakell will not only stand beside you in the court room during each stage of your case, but will help you outside of the court room by preparing the evidence you need to refute the government’s claims against you.

Defend Yourself Against Drug Charges

Being charged with a drug crime is a serious matter. A single conviction can cost you your job, property, assets, and most importantly of all – your freedom

Your first step defending against these charges is to speak with John Teakell.

Drug Crime Articles

Recent Postings by Dallas criminal defense attorney John Teakell.


Federal Investigation – Proffer   “Proffer” is information given by a target/defendant to assist prosecutions or to show the target/defendant’s limited involvement.  In federal criminal investigations, “proffers” are sometimes made...

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Federal Drug Prosecutions

Introduction Much of drug trafficking in the United States consists of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. Prosecution for federal drug cases for trafficking of illegal drugs also includes steroids, synthetic drugs, and misuse of prescriptions.  These...

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“Pill Mill” Cases – Prescription Fraud Conspiracies

Health Care Fraud Cases “Health care fraud” often means that physicians and others working with them used their jobs to fraudulently obtain monies related to medical care, such as doctor visits, medication, medical procedures, or prescriptions. Prescriptions for drugs...

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Drug Trafficking: Your 5 Best Defenses to Avoid Jail Time

The Texas Health and Safety Code provides guidance for dealing with drug trafficking infractions, and as is often the case, fallout depends largely on the amount of drugs involved and any connected crimes that occur as a result. To get a drug trafficking conviction,...

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State Drug Possession Cases

Talking About the State Jail Felony & Drug Possession Cases Texas has strict illegal controlled substance and narcotics drug possession laws. Keep in mind; even just for conviction of possession of any unlawful drug, you may face probation, jail time, fines, and...

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Prescription Fraud

Legal Brief Prescription Fraud Prescription Fraud Prosecutions By: John Teakell Attorney-at-Law Dallas, TX Charges in both State and Federal courts where a person fills a forged prescription, phony prescription, or chooses to change what they were prescribed. I....

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Drug Trafficking Case Penalties

Drug Trafficking Penalties & Sentencing Guidelines For more indepth information, case examples, and statues, see John Teakell’s Drug Trafficking & Possession Case Brief and Steroid & HGH Drug Trafficking Case Brief. For a quick overview of cocaine, heroin,...

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Drug Trafficking – Federal Cases

Drug Trafficking Federal CasesOVERVIEW OF DRUG TRAFFICKING PROSECUTIONS IN FEDERAL COURT By John Teakell, Attorney-at-Law Dallas, TX I. IntroductionTraditionally, cases prosecuted in federal court were either larger, complex drug trafficking cases, or white-collar...

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Drug Possession

Drug PossessionThere is a fine legal line between drug possession charges and possession with intent to distribute, or PWID, (narcotics including heroin, cocaine, methampetamines and marijuana). These determining factors usually lie in: a) manner the drug is stored,...

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Controlled Substances By Doctors

Prescription Fraud by Medical Professionals Drug trafficking conspiracy cases are commonly prosecuted in federal court, but cases of doctor’s prescriptions for pain medications are not the usual conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Often the pattern of drug...

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