Charged With Drug Possession In Texas?
Texas has varying penalties for the possession of controlled substances. The Texas Controlled Substances Act divides controlled substances into penalty groups. More dangerous drugs with high probability for abuse (such as heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine) are categorized into the most severe penalty section: Penalty Group 1. Possessing any of the drugs listed under Penalty Group 1 in any amount can result in a felony conviction. Drugs with a lower potential for abuse fall into lower classifications with less serious penalties, though many can also result in felony convictions. Marijuana is in a sub-penalty group with its own separate laws and penalties.
Why You Need An Attorney
When charged with drug possession it is important to get started on a defense strategy right away with a Criminal Defense Attorney in San Marcos, no matter the penalty group. Don’t try to handle this yourself.
The consequences of a drug possession conviction can vary from significant fines to days or years in county jail, to decades in state prison. You could lose your driver’s license, your property, your right to vote and your right to bear arms. The negative consequences will follow you long after the case has concluded.
As a lawyer who has defended clients facing drug charges in Texas counties big and small, near and far, I am uniquely qualified to represent you. I am deeply familiar with the Texas Health and Safety Code (where drug crimes can be found) as well as the law at both the State and Federal level regarding search and seizure. My commitment to constantly learning is best evidenced by my membership in the College of the State Bar of Texas, an honor granted to less than 10 percent of Texas criminal defense attorneys, and that constant study frequently pays huge dividends for my clients in court.
Common Defense Strategies For Drug Possession Charges
Depending on the facts of the case, there may be potentially effective defense strategies against drug possession charges.
- Show that you were not in actual possession of the controlled substance. Simply being present in a place where drugs are located is not sufficient evidence for a conviction. Disproving that you were in physical possession or control of the substance can lead to the dismissal of these charges.
- An unlawful search and seizure or arrest without probable cause could be another valid defense against a drug possession charge. When you work with The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway, you can be confident I will carefully analyze the evidence and hold police officers accountable if they do not follow the law.
If you were found in possession of drugs and are currently tackling substance abuse issues, then we can take a different approach to your defense. I have successfully represented clients facing all levels of drug violation charges, from Class B misdemeanor marijuana possession to First Degree Felony drug manufacture and delivery. I will learn your unique story and use that knowledge to develop the strongest possible defense strategy.
What To Expect As My Client
It is important that we foster a trusting relationship to achieve successful results in court. If we go to trial, then I intend to know more about your case than anyone else in the room. We will discuss your background, the conditions of your arrest and an honest outlook for your case. I will not string you along with false hope. I want you to walk away feeling informed and prepared.
Schedule A Personal Consultation With A Lawyer
Contact my office in San Marcos today to schedule an initial consultation. You will have a chance to ask questions and learn about how I can help you minimize the consequences of these charges. Reach me by calling 512-805-6613, or fill out the confidential online contact form.