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Understanding Drug Possession Charges: What You Need to Know in Texas

Facing drug possession charges in Texas can be a daunting experience. If you or a loved one is in this situation, you need expert legal guidance from an experienced criminal defense attorney. At DWI Guys Texas, we have successfully defended clients in San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Austin against drug possession charges. Our expert team of criminal defense attorneys is here to help you navigate the complex legal process. Visit our website at www.dwiguystexas.com or call us at (210) 570-2590 for a free consultation.

Understanding Texas Drug Possession Laws

In Texas, drug possession charges depend on the type and amount of the controlled substance found in your possession. The severity of the charge ranges from a Class B misdemeanor to a first-degree felony, with penalties varying accordingly. Commonly abused drugs include marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription drugs like opioids and benzodiazepines.

Possession of Marijuana

Marijuana possession is treated differently from other drugs in Texas. Penalties depend on the amount of marijuana in possession:

  • Less than 2 ounces: Class B misdemeanor
  • 2-4 ounces: Class A misdemeanor
  • 4 ounces to 5 pounds: State jail felony
  • 5-50 pounds: Third-degree felony
  • 50-2,000 pounds: Second-degree felony
  • More than 2,000 pounds: First-degree felony

Possession of Controlled Substances

For other controlled substances, such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription drugs, penalties are determined by the penalty group of the substance and the amount in possession:

  • Penalty Group 1 (e.g., cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine): Charges range from a state jail felony to a first-degree felony.
  • Penalty Group 1A (e.g., LSD): Charges range from a state jail felony to a first-degree felony.
  • Penalty Group 2 (e.g., MDMA, psilocybin): Charges range from a state jail felony to a first-degree felony.
  • Penalty Group 3 (e.g., opioids, benzodiazepines): Charges range from a Class A misdemeanor to a third-degree felony.
  • Penalty Group 4 (e.g., compounds with limited narcotics): Charges range from a Class B misdemeanor to a third-degree felony.
Drug Possession Charges in Texas

How DWI Guys Texas Can Help

If you’re facing drug possession charges in San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, or Austin, DWI Guys Texas is here to provide the expert legal representation you need. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys will:

  • Review the evidence and ensure that your rights were not violated during the arrest or search.
  • Negotiate with the prosecution to have charges reduced or dismissed.
  • Develop a strong defense strategy to protect your rights and freedom.
  • Represent you in court and advocate on your behalf.

Don’t face drug possession charges alone. Contact DWI Guys Texas today at (210) 570-2590 or visit www.dwiguystexas.com to schedule your free consultation. Let our team of skilled criminal defense attorneys help you navigate the complexities of Texas drug possession laws and secure the best possible outcome for your case.

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