If you have been charged with drug possession, you are probably very anxious about your future. Drug possession is a charge with drastically different consequences, depending on the circumstances of the charge. You could be facing a misdemeanor that could be erased from your record with completion of a drug treatment program, or you could be facing a felony and years in prison. Fines, probation, and suspension of your driver's license are other penalties that you might have to deal with if you are convicted. It is critical that you retain a defense attorney at soon as possible. You will need someone with skill, understanding, experience, and assertiveness; the attorneys at the Martinez Law Firm have these qualities.
The consequences of drug possession charges vary depending on the type and quantity of drug in question. For example, in Texas, possession of any drug, in any amount, that is in Penalty Group 1 (e.g. cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine) or Penalty Group 2 (e.g. ecstasy, PCP, psilocybin) is automatically a felony. For substances in Penalty Groups 3 and 4 (e.g. illegal possession of prescription drugs such as Valium,
Xanax, and Ritalin) it is a Class A misdemeanor if there is less than 28 grams of the drug.
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In Houston, Marijuana laws are separate from other drug laws. Marijuana is not included in the four Penalty Groups that classify other controlled substances. It is, however, still illegal. If you are facing a marijuana charge, visit our marijuana page for more information.
At the Martinez Law Firm, our attorneys strive to get you the best results possible. Drug possession can be very serious, but we may be able to prove your innocence or negotiate a Drug Diversion Program so that you can avoid prison.