Drug Possession Charges

The state of Texas treats drug-related crimes very seriously. If you are caught with an illegal substance, you can be charged with drug possession. This is a criminal offense that can land you in jail if you are convicted.

The Dallas drug defense lawyers from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter have the knowledge and experience to help you fight your charges. We can examine the facts of your case and take action to help protect your legal rights and freedoms. For a free case evaluation, contact a Dallas drug defense attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling (214) 845-7007.

What Counts as Drug Possession?

Law enforcement officials can charge you with drug possession if you have an illegal substance in your pockets, purse, or anywhere else on your body. However, it is important to realize that you can also be charged with drug possession if the drugs are under your control or within your reach, such as in your home, car, or hidden near your body when police arrive. Depending on the drug, you can be charged with crimes ranging from a first degree felony to a misdemeanor.

Drug Penalty Groups

Drug crimes in Texas are charged differently based on the drug itself as well as the quantity of the drug in question. Drugs are divided up into several different penalty groups, including:

  • 1 – Heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, ketamine, and others
  • 1A – LSD
  • 2 – PCP, Ecstasy (X), and mescaline
  • 3 – Xanax, Ritalin, Valium
  • 4 – Drugs that contain motofen, dionine, and others

Marijuana is in its own category and is charged slightly differently as compared to other substances.

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A drug possession conviction can have serious repercussions on your legal record and your future. If you have been charged with drug possession, contact a Dallas drug defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.

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