POCS Defense Attorneys
Possession of Controlled Substances
There are many other drug crimes besides possession of marijuana. For example, an arrest for possession of of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroine, or ecstasy requires the assistance of a drug lawyer who is familiar with the drug laws in Texas. The Texas Health and Safety Code classifies drugs according to penalty groups. The punishment range for each penalty group is also set out by the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Ramifications of a Possession of a Controlled Substance Conviction:
As if being convicted of a crime is not enough, it is important to know that a conviction for a possession of a controlled substance offense may trigger other problems. A drug conviction often results in a driver’s license suspension and driver’s license surcharge in a manner similar to a DWI conviction. For students, possession of controlled substance convictions can interfere with student loans and grants. You may also have a problem with government assisted housing if you are convicted of a drug offense.
There are numerous drug programs in throughout the Central Texas Area that allow a person to receive drug counseling and will often result in your case being dismissed. Depending on each client’s particular situation this may be an option. If you are charged with a drug offense please call our office so that we may advise you further.