Drug Possession | Criminal Defense Attorney for Metro Houston
Drug possession charges vary fairly widely depending upon the type of drug involved in the case, the amount, and whether the drugs were being transported, distributed or trafficked. Other considerations include whether the defendant possessed drug paraphernalia along with the drugs, how the defendant hid or concealed the drugs, whether the possession happened in a drug-free zone or school area, and if the defendant had prior drug convictions. If you, a friend or family member has been charged with a drug offense in Metro Houston, Texas, contact the law office of Michael Lamson for a complete review of your drug offense case.
Penalties for Drug Possession in Texas
Michael Lamson attorney at Law, Houston, has assisted defendants in criminal cases, including drug offenses, for more than 35 years. Call our team for a free, no-obligation initial consultation for your drug offense case. We will assess your drug offense case for legal defense options and evaluate your best legal options.
Overall, Texas is known for its harsh drug possession penalties. Charges for drug possession range from Class C misdemeanors to first-degree felonies, with varying levels of jail or prison time and fines from 180 days in jail to life in prison. Controlled substances that are specified as having no federally-approved medicinal value are classified as Schedule I drugs, including ecstasy, heroin, LSD, marijuana, methaqualone and peyote. Drugs in the Schedule II are considered at high risk for abuse and addition, including amphetamine, cocaine, codeine, fentanyl, hydro-condone, hydromorphone, methadone, methylphenidate and oxycodone. In addition, Texas has its own breakdown of five penalty groups, including penalty group one which includes cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, meth, PCP, opiates and other drugs.
Effective Defense Against Drug Possession Charges in Metro Houston
Contact our experienced criminal defense team at the Texas Law Office of Michael Lamson if you have been charged with a drug possession offense in Metro Houston. We offer expert legal help for defendants in drug possession cases for the following communities and jurisdictions:
- North Houston
- West Houston
- Brazoria County
- Fort Bend County
- Harris County
- Montgomery County
- Federal cases for U.S. District Courts