Houston Drug Possession Lawyer
Drug crimes involving controlled substances, prescription drugs, and certain dangerous drugs continue to be a problem in Texas. Over the last several years, prosecutors have enhanced their efforts regarding these crimes.
The days of dismissing a drug crime or reducing the charge to a lesser offense are gone. In fact, in Harris County, there is a judicially created “Drug Court” for some drug crimes, which specifically targets persons charged with drug crimes.
Types of Drug Crimes In Texas
A drug crime constitutes any activity involving an illegal controlled substance or dangerous drug.
Our firm has defended hundreds of clients charged with drug crimes, including:
- Possession of Controlled Substance (PCS)
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of Dangerous Drug
- Altered or False Prescription
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Penalties for Texas Drug Crimes
In Texas, the State may pursue your drug charge as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the type of drug, drug amount, and prior drug convictions.
If you are found guilty of a drug crime, the negative impact on your life could be disastrous. A conviction may result in a suspension of your driver’s license, jail time, and significant fines. Your current employer may fire you, and potential employers may refuse to hire you. Banks may turn you down for loans and other financial aid. Colleges may refuse to accept you – especially for graduate programs. Leasing agents for apartments and homes may also deny your application for a place to live. If you receive a felony conviction, you will lose the right to vote and bear arms and there may be permanent restrictions on your traveling privileges for the rest of your life.
To fully understand your drug charge and the possible penalties and punishments you may face, please contact the Westbrook Law Firm, PLLC today at 281-888-5581 for a free consultation with a Houston criminal defense attorney.