Drug Possession

Drug Possession

Drug possession, which is defined by the Texas Health and Safety Code as having access to a controlled substance, is a criminal charge in the state of Texas. Whether for a first offense of marijuana possession or a more serious offense, the implications of being charged and convicted could have a life-long impact.

If you have been charged with possession, I urge you to retain the services of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. As my client, you will benefit from my nine years as a licensed attorney. I will explain your drug possession charge to you in depth so that you will understand the State's allegations against you. I will make sure you understand what is happening with your case at every juncture. It is very important to me that you are always informed and aware of what I am doing to defend you against a drug possession charge.

The most important aspect of a drug possession charge is the legality of the search that produced the evidence against you. I will explore every aspect of the search and seizure of the evidence. The evidence may be deemed inadmissible and the charges against you may be dismissed when a search is found to be conducted without one of the following:

I will work to minimize the destructive impact that a drug charge may have on your life. In an effort to prevent you from having a permanent criminal record, my first goal will be to have the charges against you completely dismissed. Where dismissal is impossible, I will seek to have the charges or the penalties reduced.

If convicted, the penalties for drug possession charges vary depending on the classification and quantity of the drug as well as on your previous criminal history. Possession law in Texas classifies controlled substances into five penalty groups. Additionally, marijuana is an independent category. Running the gamut from probation to 99 years in prison, the range of possible consequences for being convicted of a drug possession charge is as complicated as it is diverse. In addition to probation and jail or prison sentences, other possible repercussions include severe fines, seizure of property, up to a six month suspension of your driver's license, and a permanent criminal record.

As you can see, the law is complex and the stakes are high. Don't try to handle this on your own. Contact me immediately for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

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