The state of Texas is extremely tough on drugs. The severity of the penalties associated with drug crimes depends on the classification and quantity of the drug. With larger quantities, individuals face intent to distribute charges and possession charges. Drug possession charges in Texas are considered Class B or Class A misdemeanors, which can result in up to a year in jail and fines up to $4,000. With larger quantities or other associated charges, you can face life in prison and fines of up to $250,000.

Hiring a drug possession attorney in and around San Antonio, Texas such as Derek W. Emmons, allows you a better chance of reducing or dropping your charges altogether. He has experience representing individuals like you with charges similar to yours. This knowledge and skill will lead to an overall stress-free experience.

What are the drug categories in Texas?

It is important to understand different drugs categorized differently in the state. The possession of a controlled substance in each of these categories results in different penalties. There are five categories in total:

  1. Narcotics include Morphine, Opium, Hydrocodone, Codeine, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, and Carfentanil
  2. Depressants include opiates such as opioids, heroin, barbiturates, valium, benzodiazepines, alcohol, and inhalants.
  3. Stimulants include amphetamines such as speed and cocaine.
  4. Hallucinogens such as PCP, LSD, mushrooms, peyote, ketamine, and mescaline.

Drugs within each of these categories are placed in penalty groups. The placement into a group depends on the range of fines and jail times. There are four different penalty groups plus a separate group for marijuana on its own.

Talk to a Drug Possession Attorney

It’s important to retain the services of an experienced drug possession attorney such as Derek W. Emmons in order to protect yourself in the most effective way possible. To have a free consultation with a drug possession attorney today, call 210-226-2800. The Law Office of Derek W. Emmons serves clients in San Antonio and all of the surrounding Texas communities.