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Drug Possession Crimes

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You could face serious penalties for being in possession of controlled substances, including fines and jail time. Such an offense can stay on your criminal record forever and limit your future chances of landing a job or applying for a loan. If you or a loved one was arrested for possession of drugs, call a Lubbock drug crimes attorney from my firm to build a strong defense against your charges.

Types of Penalties for Possession

Texas divides controlled substances into four penalty groups. The first is for the most dangerous drugs which are thought to be highly addictive and have no medical uses. It includes drugs such as cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, methamphetamine, ketamine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. Group 2 includes Ecstacy, PCP, Mescaline, and Marinol. Group 3 includes certain medications such as Valium and Xanex, while morphine falls into the last group.

Penalties for possession of such controlled substances include:

  • No more than $4,000 and up to 180 days in jail for less than 28 grams of Group 3 and 4
  • Up to $10,000 and up to 10 years in jail for less than 200 grams of Group 3 and 4
  • Up to $10,000 in fines and up to 2 years in jail for less than one gram of penalty Groups 1 and 2
  • Up to $10,000 and up to 10 years in jail for less than 4 grams of Groups 1 and 2

In addition, certain aggravating factors in your case can enhance the charges; for example, possession with intent to distribute or drug possession in a drug free zone such as a school. For any drug possession conviction in Texas, you will lose your driver's license for six months.

My Firm is Here to Protect You

To prevent a conviction and such serious consequences, you will want a Lubbock criminal defense attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable. I have the experience and insight you need from defending exclusively federal crimes for six years. I not only have the highest grade from Avvo, but the commitment to secure the best possible outcomes for my clients.

Call my firm today and together we can discuss your case and fight your charges!