Strong Protection From Drug Charges
Being charged with possession of marijuana or another drug violation can be overwhelming. You may wonder how these charges will affect your ability to secure employment, educational opportunities, financial aid for college, or even your freedom. The Texas Controlled Substances Act establishes strict laws regarding drug possession. We will explain these laws to you and ensure that you have the information you need to confidently approach your case.
With a board-certification in criminal law and a rating by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation, attorney Joshua Andor can defend you from serious drug charges. Andor, Goheen, O’Toole, Wadas, Gonzalez, P.L.L.C., can provide the strong representation you need to protect your future.
Understanding Texas Regulations
According to the Texas Controlled Substances Act, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intentionally possessed a controlled or illegal drug. Your criminal defense can be even more complicated if you were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.
Some of the most common drug charges involve the possession and use of marijuana, including synthetic cannabis. The minimum penalties involve probation, a fine, and up to 180 days in jail. You may also be enrolled in a mandatory drug treatment program. If you are found in possession of more than two ounces of cannabis, you face up to six months in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000.
What Are Drug Class Penalty Groups?
Potential penalties vary by drug and are classified by severity. When you face drug charges, it can be difficult to know exactly what you are up against. There are four groups of drugs, and each has particular penalties. Below we explain these classifications and some potential punishments: