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Weatherford Drug Possession Lawyer

Jack County Narcotics Possession Lawyer

Drug Crimes Defense Attorney in Parker County

Being charged with drug possession can disrupt your life in a major way. In Texas, drug crimes are taken incredibly seriously and enforced harshly. The exact nature of the charges you are facing and their seriousness depends on which illicit substance you are accused of possessing and in what quantity. While small amounts of cannabis may result in misdemeanor charges, possessing larger amounts of more serious drugs often leads to felony charges. In any event, your situation is serious, but not hopeless.

Soraya Joslin, P.C. is experienced in building strong legal defenses for those who have been accused of drug possession. We recognize that each case is unique, and we will thoroughly evaluate the facts and circumstances of your case before designing your defense. We understand the impact that a criminal charge can have on your life, and we will work to guard your freedom and opportunities.

Texas Drug Possession Laws Explained

Drug possession cases are always serious, but an offense may be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the substance or substances involved and how much was allegedly found in your possession. Having a large amount of a substance may result in being charged with intent to distribute, a more serious drug offense.

The way drug possession laws are written in Texas is notoriously complex. Texas divides controlled substances into six distinct categories, or "penalty groups." Substances in Penalty Group 1, the most serious category, include opioids like Oxycodone or heroin, as well as certain other hard drugs, such as methamphetamines. Possession of these substances is charged as a felony, and a conviction will usually result in years of prison time.

At the other end of the spectrum is cannabis, which is in a category of its own. While many states have legalized recreational use or have medical marijuana programs, Texas is not one of them. Possession of less than four ounces is treated as a misdemeanor, while more than that can result in felony charges.

How Our Weatherford Drug Possession Lawyers Fight Back

Being charged with drug possession does not mean that you will definitely be convicted. In many cases, our attorneys are able to secure acquittals at trial, or we may be able to have charges reduced or dismissed. There may be defenses available in your case, such as:

  • Lack of knowledge - We may be able to argue that you did not know there was an illicit substance in an area you generally control, such as if someone else brought drugs into your car without you knowing about it.
  • Unlawful search - If we can show that the police search that led to your arrest was unconstitutional or unlawful, the prosecution may lose access to the evidence they would need to convict you. If your home was searched without a warrant, for example, we may explore the possibility of this defense, and we may be able to have any evidence uncovered during the search suppressed during your trial.
  • Lawful possession - Patients of Texas's Compassionate Use Program are sometimes incorrectly arrested for possessing low-THC marijuana products. The same can happen to people with legitimate prescriptions for controlled substances, such as opioid painkillers.

These are only a few examples of the types of defenses we use to protect our clients' rights and freedoms. A drug conviction can impact the rest of your life. Our goal is to ensure that you will be able to keep moving forward in life despite your charges.

Contact a Parker County Drug Possession Lawyer

Soraya Joslin, P.C. is experienced in fighting back against drug possession charges. Our skilled Weatherford criminal defense attorneys will carefully evaluate your case to determine what type of customized legal defense would best serve you. Contact us at 817-599-7005 for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout Texas in Parker, Johnson, Hood, Eastland, Wise, and Jack Counties.

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