Charged With Possession of Controlled Substance in Houston?
If you are found in possession of even a trace amount of a controlled substance then you can be charged with a State Jail Felony. The DA must prove (1) that you knew that the substance was contraband, and (2) that the controlled substance was under your actual care, custody, control, or management.
Penalties for Possession of a Controlled Substance
There is a wide range of punishment for the charge of the possession of controlled substances. The amount of the fine and the amount of jail or prison time depends on the amount of the controlled substance that was found in your possession. If you have received a final conviction for PCS then you will also receive a driver's license suspension. You have received a final conviction for PCS if you have served time, or paid a fine and did not do probation. Less than one gram of contraband listed in Penalty Group One can result in 2 years in state jail and up to a $10,000 fine. If you are found in possession of at least 4 grams but less than 200 grams of contraband listed in Penalty Group One, then you can be sent to prison for 2 to 20 years and fined up to $10,000.00. To read more about possession of controlled substances visit my blog.
Houston Drug Crime Attorney
Mark Morasch understands that you are in a very difficult situation if you have been found in the possession of controlled substance in Texas. As a Houston drug crime lawyer, Mark has the knowledge and experience to help you successfully defend your case. There are three ways to defend a possession of controlled substance case:
- The substance wasn't contraband
- It was not your contraband
- Legal defenses such as an illegal search and seizure or an invalid search warrant
It is important to seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible. Contact Mark today 713-got-Weed, that's 713-468-9333.