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A comprehensive description of the available drug possession penalties in the state of Texas can be found in the Controlled Substances Act of the Texas Health and Safety Code. In practice, the application of drug possession violations and penalties in the state of Texas is difficult to comprehend. Anyone who is charged with possession of drugs in the state of Texas should immediately retain a Houston drug possession lawyer to represent their interests.
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Texas drug charges range from simple drug possession to possession with the intent to distribute. The exact punishment will be determined by the following factors:
Cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin:
LSD and other hallucinogens:
Mescaline, Ecstasy, PCP and hashish:
Ritalin, Valium and other prescribed chemical compounds:
Many Texas counties offer drug diversion programs for a first drug possession violation. The completion of a court-ordered drug education program, drug treatment program or community service commitment can result in a drug possession charge being dropped altogether. A Houston area drug possession lawyer may also be able to negotiate a reduction or dismissal of the charges, especially if law enforcement officials violated a defendant’s constitutional rights during the criminal investigation.
Even after a defendant has finished serving a sentence for possession of a controlled substance, the stigma of having a criminal record will continue to be a great burden. Everything from employment and security clearances to housing and education programs may become difficult to attain. Shahin Zamir, attorney at law, endeavors to protect the legal rights and personal reputation of every client.
For a free case evaluation, speak with Shahin Zamir by calling 713-223-8900.