What You Should Know
There are a number of various illicit and controlled drugs that can violate the Texas Controlled Substances Act. In order for any prosecutor to secure a conviction for drug possession, they must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the offender knowingly and intentionally possessed or otherwise had control over an illegal drug or substance. This does not include any drugs or substances that have been obtained by means of a legal prescription from a doctor for medical purposes.
Under Texas state law, there are a few different classes of drugs, each with their own set of penalties. It's important to note that marijuana is classified on its own, independently from the other classes of drugs. Marijuana possession can be classified as a Class B misdemeanor, carrying a sentence of up to 180 days in prison for possession of two ounces or less. The penalties can vary widely for the other classes of drugs, all of which are based on a few factors. These factors include but are not limited to:
- The type of drug in possession
- The quantity of drugs in possession
- Any possession of additional drug paraphernalia, including large sums of money or other drug-related items
- Any past convictions
Don't Wait. Put My Experience to Work For You
At the end of the day, facing criminal charges for possession of a controlled substance can be a complex legal situation. A skilled criminal defense attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected throughout every phase of the legal process. They can also help you understand the charges you're facing and outline an effective defense strategy that can maximize your chances of achieving a successful outcome.
At The Law Office of Justin K. Hall P.C., you'll have the opportunity to work with an attorney who has spent the last 20 years working within the criminal justice system. With extensive courtroom experience and a relentless passion for standing up for those who have been taken advantage of by the system, I'm proud to do everything I can to defend my clients and help them overcome whatever legal charges they may be up against. So don't wait. If you or someone you know is facing charges of drug possession or other controlled substances, call my office today and set up a free case consultation.