Possession Charges Attorney
in Orange, Texas

Being charged with criminal drug possession is a serious matter. The consequences of a conviction could have a severe impact on not only your future, but the future of those you love. Penalties can range from substantial fines to prison sentences. Your education, career, and reputation may also be seriously affected. You need a skilled attorney to defend your rights and protect your best interests. At Mitchell Law Firm, PLLC, I provide knowledgeable legal guidance to those accused of drug possession. 

If you need representation in your possession charges case, get in touch with me today to set up a consultation. From my office in Orange, I proudly serve clients throughout Southeast Texas, including Beaumont, Vidor, Bridge City, and Orange and Jefferson counties. Don’t wait another moment to start defending your future.

Texas Drug Possession Laws

Texas law takes illicit drug use very seriously, whether it involves marijuana or another controlled substance. Charges may violate the Texas Controlled Substances Act. Penalties can vary depending on the amount the person had on them when they were arrested, as well as the type of drug they were charged with possessing. The charges may also be impacted by whether the person was around minors when they were in possession of the drugs.

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Penalties

If you’ve been charged with drug possession, you’re likely worried about the potential consequences you face if convicted. The penalties for Texas drug possession convictions can vary based on a range of factors, including: 

  • The type of drug involved

  • The amount found in possession

  • How the drug was stored or concealed

  • Possession of additional drug paraphernalia (such as a scale or large amounts of money)

  • Prior convictions

For small amounts of certain drugs, the state breaks down drug possession charges into three types of misdemeanors: class A, B, or C. Penalty classification also depends on the factors listed above. Depending on the amount found in the defendant's possession, their penalty can range from a third-degree felony all the way up to a first-degree felony.

Possible Defenses

I understand the ins and outs of Texas drug possession laws. With that being said, I have the knowledge to help you prepare a defense to your charges. Together, we’ll discuss your options, which may include:

  • Insufficient quantity
  • Lack of knowledge that you were in possession of the controlled substance
  • The drug in question was not intended for human consumption.
  • The drug is a prescribed medication from a medical doctor.
  • The drug is medical marijuana.
  • The drug was a substance for which there is an approved new drug application under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act.
  • The drug has been approved for investigational use under the FD&C Act, and your conduct was in accord with that exemption.

It’s important to note that addiction is not a viable defense to a Texas drug possession charge.

How an Attorney Can Help

When facing drug possession charges, having an experienced attorney on your side is essential. They can challenge a prosecutor’s allegations, argue on your behalf, and if necessary, work with the courts to reduce the charges. 

If you have been falsely arrested, accused, or charged with the possession of drugs, call Mitchell Law Firm, PLLC, today. I’m committed to providing you with aggressive representation in Southeast Texas. Your rights—and your future—deserve to be defended. If you live in the areas of Beaumont, Vidor, Bridge City, Texas, or Orange or Jefferson County, contact my office in Orange today. I’ll set you up with a consultation so we can discuss your options. Together, we can seek a favorable outcome to your case.

Possession Charges Attorney Serving Orange, Texas

Don’t let a drug possession charge throw your life off course. Work with a skilled attorney to seek the resolution you deserve. When your future is on the line, you need an aggressive defender on your side. At Mitchell Law Firm, PLLC, I want to help guide you toward justice. Contact me today to request a consultation.