Fort Worth Drug Possession Lawyer
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While drug possession is not the most serious of narcotics charges in Texas,
it is still considered a serious crime and can carry significant penalties.
What constitutes an illegal drug is decided by the state statutes, and
their definitions are various and categorized by their legality.
For instance, cocaine and heroin are considered a "Class 1" controlled
substances because these drugs are outlawed. Ritalin and valium, however,
can be safely prescribed by a doctor, but be illegally obtained. They
are considered a "Class 3" controlled substance.
What penalties can I expect from my possession charge?
The severity of a drug possession charges, and penalties associated with
them, are dependent on a few factors. Most are noted by the arresting
officer when the illegal substances are found.
Important factors in a drug possession charge include:
- The kind of substance found
- The quantity of that substance
- If/how the drug was concealed
- Prior criminal record
Additionally, each class of drug carries its own hierarchy of penalties.
Class 1 possession cases carry the harshest of these sentences. Everything
from fines to prison time can result from a drug possession case. To help
you understand and prepare for the type of possession you or a loved one
might be facing, it's advised you seek the counsel of an experienced
Fort Worth drug crimes lawyer—and the ones at the Law Offices of David Sloane are ready to take
your call today.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Charges
The crime of possession of drug paraphernalia is charge that is often included
in drug possession charges. When officers or investigators make a drug
possession arrest, they can also make note of items used in the consumption
of that drug. This can include pipes and syringes-- and even common items
like spoons and bowls if they appear to be used in the consumption or
storage of narcotics.
Possession of drug paraphernalia is considered a misdemeanor and can result
in a $500 fine. While this is a minor charge, it can further complicate
a drug possession case against the accused.
Get Proven Defense for Your Case
David Sloane is a former police lieutenant with unparalleled insight into the law enforcement
procedures concerning crime scenes and seizure, drug possession cases
included. He's and team have provided an assertive, knowledgeable
voice for their clients in countless
criminal cases and their ready to do the same for you.
If you or a loved one are facing a drug possession charge and are looking
for solid defense from a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney, then your
search is over.
Call the Law Offices of David Sloane for a
free case evaluation today.