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If you are arrested and found in possession of a controlled substance or certain street drugs, you are violating the Texas Controlled Substances Act. While drug possession charges are less severe than selling or manufacturing drugs, it is still a serious charge that can lead to grave consequences and long term effects. When you need an experienced drug possession lawyer in Navarro or Ellis County, call the Law Office of Michael J. Crawford for a seasoned criminal defense attorney with a decade of experience.
Schedule a consultation with our Navarro & Ellis County drug possession defense lawyer to discuss your case and possible defense strategies.
Drug Possession Crimes & Penalties for Conviction
Texas law has four classes of drugs, and each has its own classification and penalties. In addition to the classes of drugs, there are different possession charges, depending on what type of drug or paraphernalia and the amount of the drug. Higher amounts or drugs in multiple containers may result in a possession with intent to sell charge.
Possible charges include:
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of a dangerous drug
- Possession with intent to sell
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
The penalties for drug conviction in Texas are among the toughest in the nation. Drug possession may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the situation.
The penalties for conviction vary depending on:
- The type of drug
- How the drug is stored
- Any past convictions
The penalties for conviction depend on whether the person is charged with a misdemeanor or felony, but may include time in jail and fines of up to $250,000.
Aggressive Legal Defense
Our drug crime attorney serving Navarro and Ellis counties provides an aggressive defense for every client and fights to protect your rights through every stage of the process. Possible defense strategies may include a lack of knowledge, use for medicinal purposes, or an insufficient quantity for a possession charge. We consider all possible defense strategies when preparing your case.
When your future is on the line, count on our attorney serving Navarro and Ellis counties to help you plan an effective case that supports your interests. Read more about what we have done to help our clients secure favorable outcomes on our case results page.
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Your future is our priority. Get started on your case today by scheduling a face-to-face consultation with our team. During our initial meeting, we can go over the charges and evidence filed against you to help you plan for your future. With the right case strategy, you can have confidence about the potential outcome of your case and make the choices that can result in a favorable outcome.