One of the most highly-publicized set of crimes in recent years is that which involves illegal drugs, and this is largely due to public policy and even electoral demands, as the possession, use and distribution of illegal substances across all Texas has been seen as a public priority for some time. As a result, the penalties for a conviction of any of these types of charges can be quite severe.
If you face any sort of Texas drug crimes charge, you need to act now to protect your rights. Contact a Texas Drug Crime Defense Lawyer and criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Frank A. Perez, P.C. today to schedule an initial consultation, as you owe it to yourself to begin the process of building a strong defense as soon as possible.
Below is an overview of Texas Drug Crimes:
The Texas Controlled Substances Act
Generally, drug crimes in Texas are governed by the Texas Controlled Substances Act, which is an enormous body of legislation that defines which substances are deemed illegal controlled substances, how much volume of these substances in an accused defendant’s possession will relate to the potential penalties and of course what sort of penalties a defendant convicted of drug crimes could face.
The Substances: LSD, mushrooms, marijuana, meth-amphetamine
The list of substances considered illegal in Texas is extremely long, but contains many of the commonly known ‘street’ drugs such as LSD, mushrooms, marijuana, meth-amphetamine and the like. You will also find illegally obtained prescription drugs such as codeine and other pain medications within the schedules.
The amounts that must be in possession depends on the type of substance involved, but generally speaking, the more you possess, the harsher the potential penalties if you are convicted of the crimes with which you are charged.
There are basically three crimes that exist within this statute. They are:
The Texas Controlled Substances Act classifies the potential penalties associated with a conviction into five categories, and these penalties can range, depending on the amounts involved, from 15 years to life in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Texas Drug Crime Defense Lawyer & Attorney Help
If you have been charged with a Texas drug crime, you need to act immediately to protect your rights. Contact the Law Office of Frank A. Perez, P.C. today to schedule an initial consultation and to make sure that your rights are enforced and protected.