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:
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.
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.