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Possession of a Controlled Substance in Texas

Possession of a controlled substance is one of the most serious drug crimes in Texas. Depending upon the type and quantity of the drug, you could face felony or misdemeanor charges. If you have been arrested for drug possession, it is important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected and your best interests are served.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, our Georgetown drug possession attorneys have handled thousands of cases, and we have the knowledge, skill, and experience to aggressively fight for the best possible outcome in your case. We understand that these charges can have a serious impact on your life, potentially resulting in serious penalties like jail time, heavy fines, loss of professional license, and more. Our goal is to help you avoid the potentially life-altering penalties associated with these charges. We will work tirelessly to build a strong defense on your behalf.

Call our Georgetown drug possession attorneys at (512) 359-3743 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We're available 24/7 to help.

About Drug Possession Charges

In Texas, drug possession charges arise when an individual is found knowingly or intentionally possessing an illegal drug or a controlled substance without a valid prescription from a healthcare provider. The specific charges and associated penalties can vary significantly based on the type of drug and the quantity in possession.

Penalties for Drug Possession in Georgetown, TX

The severity of drug possession penalties in Texas largely depends on the type and amount of the controlled substance involved. For instance, possession of less than one gram of a Penalty Group 1 drug (such as heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine) can result in a state jail felony, while possession of 200 grams or more could result in a first-degree felony.

On the other hand, marijuana, classified separately from other controlled substances, carries different penalties. Possession of two ounces or less is a Class B misdemeanor, while possession of more than 2,000 pounds is a felony that can lead to life imprisonment.

What Can Make Drug Possession Charges More Serious?

Several factors can elevate a drug possession charge and lead to harsher penalties:

  • Amount of Drugs: Larger quantities of drugs can result in more serious charges and heavier penalties.
  • Intent to Distribute: If there is evidence of an intent to distribute or sell the drugs (such as large amounts of cash, packaging materials, or scales), the charges can escalate from simple possession to possession with intent to distribute, which carries significantly higher penalties.
  • Location of Possession: Drug possession charges can be elevated if the drugs were found in a designated drug-free zone, such as near a school or daycare center.

Possible Defenses to Drug Possession Charges

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we employ a range of strategies to defend against drug possession charges in Georgetown. These can include:

  • Illegal Search and Seizure: We may argue that the drugs were found during an illegal search, and therefore cannot be used as evidence.
  • Lack of Knowledge: If you were unaware of the drugs' presence, we could argue that you didn't knowingly possess the drugs.
  • Lack of Possession: We may argue that the drugs belonged to someone else or that you didn't have control over them.
  • Lab Analysis: We may challenge the prosecution's identification of the substance, requiring them to prove that the substance is indeed an illegal drug.

Contact Our Georgetown Drug Possession Lawyers

Facing a drug possession charge can be daunting, but you don't have to navigate this journey alone. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we are committed to providing comprehensive, aggressive defense strategies tailored to your unique situation.

Contact our Georgetown drug possession defense attorneys at (512) 359-3743 for a free consultation. We are available 24/7.

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