Fentanyl Drug Charges In Texas And Fentanyl Crimes Defense
Any fentanyl-related drug charges in Texas can have serious consequences, and they require a serious criminal defense attorney. At Hildreth & Rueda in Austin, our criminal defense lawyers have decades of combined experience and can represent clients in state and federal drug courts. If you have been charged with a fentanyl crime and are facing fentanyl charges like fentanyl possession or fentanyl distribution in Travis County, Williamson County or the greater Austin area, our drug defense attorneys will fight for your rights and freedoms.
What Is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl was created as prescription drug that is highly addictive and is now commonly manufactured, marketed and used illegally. As a synthetic opioid, fentanyl is significantly more powerful than morphine. It is cheap to produce illegally and is often mixed into other illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin and meth – a lot of times without users even knowing or realizing it. Because of this, the risk of overdose is very real and can easily be fatal.
Fentanyl Deaths In Texas Are On The Rise
News sources have recently reported statistics from the medical examiner’s office that prove fentanyl overdose deaths are exponentially on the rise throughout the state of Texas and in Austin. With the known risks of overdose, any criminal charges or convictions related to fentanyl can be incredibly serious. Lawmakers in Texas are working to craft and connect criminal murder charges to fentanyl-related overdose deaths.
Criminal Defense For Fentanyl Charges
Our criminal defense attorneys have the experience, resources and connections to thoroughly investigate the charges against you or your University of Texas at Austin student. By retaining a lawyer as soon as possible, our legal team can start working to protect your legal rights. If you have been charged with a drug crime in Central Texas, let us answer your questions and tell you more about how we can help you with your case and defend you from the accusations against you.