Rockwall Drug Possession Lawyer

After being charged with the crime of drug possession in Texas, you need to understand that the laws are constantly changing. Both state penalties and federal penalties are frequently altered, which is why you need a Rockwall criminal defense lawyer who remains up to date with all associated laws. The state's penalties are very severe, and the laws strict. For just the simple possession of any drug, you can face jail time, fines, and a six-month driver's license suspension. As a skilled Rockwall criminal defense attorney, I offer the strong legal counsel you need as well as a case evaluation to individuals who have been charged with drug possession in Texas.

Understanding Texas Drug Laws

Penalties in Texas for drug crimes range from minor misdemeanor to severe felony charges. There are many factors that can impact the penalty and specific charge imposed. Some of the factors that the court will assess include:

  • Amount of drug
  • How drug was concealed
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Prior drug crime convictions

Some of the more common drugs within a drug possession case include:

  • Marijuana
  • LSD
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Ecstasy
  • PCP
  • Valium

The minimum penalty for the possession of a controlled substance under state law is a fine of up to $10,000 and a jail term of up to 2 years. As the maximum penalty for the possession of controlled substances, you can face a fine of up to $250,000 and a lifetime jail sentence. Penalties for federal drug possession charges are even greater.

Defense Against Drug Possession Charges in Texas

At my firm, I offer experienced legal guidance for my clients who have been accused of drug crimes. Some of the possible defenses that can be used for a drug possession charge include:

  • Lack of knowledge of possession
  • Drug was not intended for human consumption
  • Drug is approved for investigational use
  • Insufficient quantity

As you pursue a defense to your case, my firm can help you fight for your freedom. Learn more by consulting my firm right away.

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