Texas doesn’t play around when it comes to drugs. If you’re going to carry, why not be well informed on what laws you’re breaking. Though marijuana is rapidly becoming legalized across the country, Texas is still cracking down on possession of all controlled substances. You need to speak to a Fort Worth drug attorney with years of experience about your options if you have been arrested or think you are going to be arrested. Felony conviction not only can result in prison time, probation and fines, but will also hinder your ability to receive government benefits, seek employment, attend school, and file for child custody or visitation.
There is always the possibility of a dismissal. No matter how bad it looks or what evidence they supposedly have, NEVER say anything. Everybody is human and humans make mistakes. With enough evidence in your favor and any or all flaws exposed in the prosecutions case, you can rest easy, for you may have your case dismissed. However, accomplishing such a task will require a smart defense from an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of Jeff S. Hoover. I offer a free consultation, give our office a call @ 817-335-9500. Let’s work together on keeping your name clear!
Drug crimes can vary in degree of punishment. It’s all dependent upon the particular activity, type of drug, or amount of drug. Drug crimes are subject to the officers interpretation of your intent, therefore it is not uncommon to see not-so-innocent overcharged people. You could land a manufacturing or delivery charge just because the arresting officer portrays the situation that way. This is also a common practice to intimidate you. They charge you with a scary crime in attempt to get you to plea to a lesser crime. Know the law before you face consequences for the rest of your life. Always know your rights!
Knowing important facts about the law can be the difference between probation and serving prison time. For instance, marijuana possession under 2 oz is only a class B misdemeanor. However, sale of marijuana greater than 7 grams is a state jail felony, resulting in up to 2 years prison time.
The Texas Controlled Substances Act of the Texas Health and Safety Code enumerates which drugs are banned. Drug paraphernalia and counterfeit substances are also illegal. Even prescription medications can become controlled substances. A lot easier than most people think. Simply sharing your pain meds with your spouse is a federal offense. If the individual does not have a valid license for the medication, it is considered a controlled substance. (assuming the medication is scheduled) Below is a list of common controlled substances The Law Office of Jeff S. Hoover has dealt with. Many of which tend to be dismissed or reduced.
The severity of punishment varies widely, depending on the type of drug, and quantity. The different classifications of drugs are broken down into different schedules, based on their potential for abuse, addiction and accepted medical use. Your possible misdemeanor or felony is based on this scheduling and the quantity of the drug.