Possession of Controlled Substance
Possession of Controlled Substance Defense in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris & Montgomery Counties
In Texas, the crime of possessing a controlled substance is defined in the Health and Safety Code rather than the Penal Code. A person may be accused of possessing a controlled substance if he knowingly or intentionally owns certain chemicals that are prohibited by law. Controlled substances are placed into several categories that differ according to the severity of their use. The categories are as follows:
- 1: Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and ketamine
- 1A: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
- 2: Designer drugs such as Ecstasy and mescaline
- 3: Commonly abused prescription medication such as Valium
- 4: Drugs that contain certain compounds such as buprenorphine or ethylmorphine
Possible Consequences for Possession of a Controlled Substance
Within each class of drugs, there can be a wide range of punishments. The severity of the punishment largely depends on the amount of controlled substance that the defendant had in his possession. Those who are in possession of a controlled substance may be penalized with:
- 180 days to 99 years in confinement
- Up to $250,000 in fines
- Enrollment in court-mandated drug rehabilitation
- Random drug tests
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How Cases are Tried
It is a criminal defense attorney’s job to make sure that prosecutors do not violate a defendant’s rights when they try to secure a conviction. As such, possession of a controlled substance attorney Greg Tsioros will carefully study each piece of evidence. His years of experience in defending criminal cases are put to good use because he can easily detect any attempts by the prosecution to present illegally obtained evidence. Should that be the case, he will work aggressively to suppress such evidence.
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Call a Possession of a Controlled Substance Lawyer Today
Attorney Greg Tsioros is a lifelong advocate for defendants’ rights. He is not afraid to stand up for what is right, and he will do everything he can to provide his clients with the best legal defense. If the police are investigating you on drug possession charges, contact the Law Office of Greg Tsioros today at (832) 752-5972 and schedule a confidential consultation with a legal expert.