Charged With Drug Possession?
Our Trusted Houston Drug Crime Attorney Can Protect Your Rights
Have you been charged with drug possession? If so, you could be facing
serious penalties. While other states are reconsidering the severity of
some of their drug offense statutes, Texas law still has some of the toughest
drug laws in the country. That is why it is so critical that the accused
in these cases retain counsel ready fiercely protect their rights and
This is the kind of representation the clients who choose The Law Office
of Jason Luong, PLLC can count on receiving. Our
Houston drug crime lawyer, Jason Luong, is an award-winning former prosecutor who knows how those
accused of drug crimes can be marginalized by our justice system. Time
and time again, he has fought to have his clients' side of the story
heard and secured them the reduction or acquittal that they deserve.
Ready to face your charges with a proven advocate by your side? Then it's time to
call our firm at 713.489.2009 today.
How Drug Possession Charges Are Determined
For law enforcement and prosecutors, a lot of different factors go into
determining the nature and seriousness of a drug possession crime. Elements
that need to be taken into consideration include the quantity of the controlled
substance found, where it was found, and even the accused's criminal history.
Perhaps what is most key among these numerous factors, however, is the
type of substance found by the police. Texas categorizes controlled substances
into different "penalty groups" that dictate how seriously the
courts will consider the possession charge. These groups are organized
by the dangerous and addictive qualities of each controlled substance.
Controlled substance penalty groups in Texas include:
- Penalty Group 1 - Methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine
- Penalty Group 1A - LSD and other hallucinogens
- Penalty Group 2 - PCP, ecstasy, mescaline, hashish
- Penalty Groups 3 and 4 - Ritalin, Valium, and other prescription drugs
Possible penalties for drug possession vary between the penalty groups,
but many of these possession charges are considered felonies. To learn
more about the consequences you could be facing for your drug possession
charge and what a dedicated and knowledgeable
Houston criminal defense lawyer can do to thoroughly challenge the state's case against you, contact us today.
Our firm is ready to offer you a free case evaluation. Submit
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