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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.
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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 in Texas
The crime of possession of drug paraphernalia is a 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.
Is Possession of Adderall a Felony in Texas?
In Texas, adderall is in the Schedule II controlled substance, which is in the same category as ecstasy and LSD. Now, the possession of adderall is considered a misdemeanor in Texas. Before 2015, possession of any amount of Adderall, even one pill, without a prescription, was considered a felony offense. If you were recently charged with drug crime related to Adderall or were previously convicted of a felony, it is important to seek experienced legal counsel.
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- David Sloane is a former police lieutenant with unparalleled insight into the law enforcement procedures concerning crime scenes and seizures, drug possession cases included.
- He and his staff have provided an assertive, knowledgeable voice for their clients in countless criminal cases and they're 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.
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