Drug Possession in Texas

Were You Arrested for Possession? Our Houston Criminal Lawyer Can Help!

Did you know that you can be charged with drug possession if illegal substances are found anywhere on you, near you or on or in your property? This means that a small amount of marijuana in your pocket or a large amount of cocaine in your car can both land you in serious hot water. If you are convicted, you will be required to serve prison time, pay steep fines and face a mandatory license suspension of at least six months.

You Do Not Have to Submit to a Search

Most cases of drug possession are the result of a police stop or routine traffic stop. At these stops or questionings, officers may ask if there are any illegal substances or drugs on you. It is important to remember that you do not have to submit to a search. Fort Bend law enforcement officials are not legally allowed to search you without a search warrant, and you may remain silent until you speak with an attorney. Doing so is called exercising your Miranda rights, and it is highly recommended that you abide by these rights; it may save you a lot of hassle in the long run.

Illegal Drugs in Texas

The state of Texas' Health and Safety Codes categorizes illegal substances in classes called schedules. These classifications are based on the drug's addictiveness, known medicinal purposes, and illegal compounds. Schedule I drugs include heroin, meth, hydrocodone and cocaine. Schedule II drugs include marijuana, ecstasy and PCP. Valium and Ritalin are Schedule III drugs. Regardless of the type of drug you were arrested for, you still have a lot at stake after an arrest in terms of your future and your rights.

If you have been arrested for possession of any illegal substance, then it is vital that you act quickly to retain the legal counsel of a trusted Fort Bend criminal defense attorney who is not afraid to fight for your rights. When you work with my firm, you will be working with a dedicated and highly experienced criminal defense lawyer who is a board-certified criminal defense specialist. If you have questions or concerns regarding your particular situation, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Steven Rocket Rosen right away and schedule a free case evaluation today.