Facing Texas Drug Possession Charges? Understand Your Options.

Take Your Drug Charges Seriously

If you have been charged with possession of marijuana or any drug possession offense in Texas, it is imperative that you pursue the strongest defense possible. The state has some of the harshest penalties in the nation for convictions in this category. Reasonable defenses for drug offenses do exist, however, and understanding them can help you avoid prison time, a significant fine and a criminal record.

A Brief Overview Of Texas Drug Laws

Texas statutes recognize five distinct classifications for drug offenses, including a category specifically for marijuana. Each classification carries its own set of penalties. Categories include:

  • The penalty one group, encompassing methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine
  • The penalty two group, which encompasses THC, wax and pins
  • The penalty three group, covering illegal possession of prescription drugs

The severity of sentencing for a drug possession conviction can vary considerably, based on factors that include:

  • The type and quantity of drug
  • The methods of storage or concealment
  • Presence of additional drug paraphernalia
  • Previous drug offense convictions

Our Criminal Defense Firm Can Help You Build A Strong Case

Our firm will analyze all the circumstances related to your criminal charge and use our years of courtroom experience to help you map the best defense strategy. We are prepared to challenge the prosecutor and/or the judge in your case on any weak points in the prosecution's case against you.

If this is your first drug crime arrest, we may be able to direct your case through a special drug court or a first-time deferral program such as the:

  • Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP)
  • Drug Impact Rehabilitation Enhanced Comprehensive Treatment (DIRECT) Court Program
  • First Offender Drug Program

When relevant, our lawyers can connect you to drug intervention resources that can improve your chances of a positive outcome in court and improve your life, such as supportive outpatient treatment or rehabilitation programs.

Contact Our Offices Now

Do not wait to get your life back on track after a drug crime arrest. Call Mark D. Scott & Associates today at 682-990-2062 or connect with a Fort Worth attorney using our online form.