Drug Possession Attorney Serving El Paso, Midland & Odessa
The state of Texas pursues drug possession charges aggressively in comparison to other states in the country. Prosecutors also tend to push for the hardest punishments regarding drug possession cases. Because of this, it is extremely important that you consult with an attorney that has a lot of experience dealing with drug possession cases in Texas.
If you have been charged with a drug possession charge, it is important that you consult with a criminal defense attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced legal team who has extensive litigation experience and has worked on thousands of cases. We offer scheduled consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be.
Marijuana Possession Penalties
Marijuana possession is in its own category when it comes to possession crimes in the state of Texas. The marijuana category would cover cannabis, synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic marijuana. If you end up being convicted of marijuana possession in Texas, you could be facing:
- Mandatory Drug Treatment
- Up to 180 Days In Jail
- Up to $2000 In Fines
Drug Possession Penalties In Texas
The penalties for a drug possession charge in Texas will vary depending on the type of drug you are in possession of and the amount. Excluding marijuana possession charges, other drug possession charges fall into 4 different penalty groups. Those penalty groups are:
- Group 1 (Opioids, Prescription Drugs, Heroin, Cocaine, Meth and other Hallucinogens): Being convicted in this group can result in up to 2 years in jail and a $10,000 fine all the way up to a maximum of life in prison and $300,000 in fines depending on quantity.
- Group 2 (LSD, Ecstasy, PCP and Amphetamines): The penalties for being convicted in this group can include up to 2 years in jail all the way up to life in prison and $50,000 in fines depending on quantity.
- Group 3 (Benzodiazepines, Valium, Ritalin, Anabolic Steroids): Being convicted in this group can result in up to 2 years in jail & up to $10,000 in fines all the way up to life in prison and $50,000 in fines depending on quantity.
- Group 4 (Opioids not in Group 1 & Prescription Medications): A conviction in this group can result in a jail sentence of 2 years and $10,000 in fines.
Contact Experienced Drug Possession Attorneys
At the Law Office of Romero & Warrick, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will have an experienced legal team who has extensive litigation experience and has worked on thousands of cases.
Our firm primarily serves the areas of El Paso, Midland, Odessa and other areas around Texas. If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Texas, please contact us today to schedule your case evaluation.