Category Archives: Drug Possession & Trafficking

If you are caught with drugs or marijuana, penalties can range, however, they will nonetheless greatly affect your life. You need the help of an attorney to build a defense.

How Is Drug Trafficking Regulated in Texas?

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Drug trafficking involves the distributing and/or delivering of illegal drugs across states, counties or other borderlines. Drug trafficking is a violation of the Texas Controlled Substances Act, and it can result in a felony charge with many unfortunate ramifications, such as fines and jail time. Because the sentencing for a drug trafficking conviction can be extreme and detrimental to your personal life, it’s crucial that, as a Texas citizen, you know the laws and regulations…
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How Can Rehab Affect My Drug Possession Charge?

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In the state of Texas, all forms of drug possession charges can majorly affect your personal life with serious consequences. Whether it is a misdemeanor or a more severe charge, being found in possession of any illegal prescription medication, marijuana, or other controlled substances will result in harsh penalties in Texas counties. Choosing to go to a rehabilitation center, however, can change your punishment and conviction for the better. What Will Rehab Do for My…
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First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Texas

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February 8 was a historic day for Texas. Compassionate Cultivation opened its doors to the public as the first medical marijuana dispensary in the state. Located right outside of Austin, the dispensary is the result of a long journey of passing bills and gaining the right licenses. Texas has been known to have a tight rein on medical marijuana laws, but this new dispensary has proven that the state is open to helping those in…
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What Are the Penalties for Getting Caught Growing Weed?

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A hunter in a wooded area north of Waco recently called police after making a big discovery – 13 patches of marijuana growing, nearly 10,000 plants in all. Police say it may be the largest marijuana operation ever uncovered in Hill County. At the site, deputies discovered temporary living quarters, likely used by harvesters, as well as a kitchen and a gathering area. Most of the marijuana was harvested already, but there were still many…
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What Would It Mean If Texas Decriminalized Marijuana?

If House Bill 81 becomes law, marijuana advocates in Texas will have achieved their greatest victory yet – statewide decriminalization of the drug. Shaun McAlister, the leader of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) believes that the political and social climate is now in a place where the change has a real shot at making it through the House and Senate. Others, like retired Texas Department…
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Are Texas Drug Laws Headed for Statewide Changes?

Texas was not involved in the green wave that swept the United States last election, when several states legalized marijuana. But given that marijuana legalization has reached an all-time high (pardon the pun) in popularity, it is not too much of a stretch to assume that lawmakers are looking into legalization – or, at the very least, decriminalization – in our state. A total of five different bills have been filed in the state capitol…
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You Can Face Serious Penalties for Possession of Prescription Drugs

One of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States is prescription drug overdose. Naturally, Texas police are very concerned with the proliferation of prescription drugs. They are taken very seriously, and there are many charges you can face as a result of prescription drugs. This is true even if you have a prescription. Crimes Involving Prescription Drugs Possession of prescription drugs without a lawful prescription Obtaining prescription drugs through fraudulent activity Forgery…
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Defenses Against Possession of Drugs with Intent to Deliver

Drug possession with intent to deliver charges are taken very seriously in Texas, and depending on the evidence, you may be facing up to 99 years in prison, in addition to the loss of your license, ineligibility for federal student aid and massive fines. Courts may consider any or all of the following when deciding whether to convict on charges of possession with intent to deliver: The amount of contraband in the defendant’s possession Possession…
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Can I Be Arrested for Possession Prescription Drugs?

The state of Texas takes any drug possession very seriously. Prescription drug possession is a particularly high priority for any local law enforcement because even prescribed drugs can be dangerous and can lead to an overdose. Truthfully, you could even face criminal charges when the prescription drug is yours and was written for a medically valid cause. For example, you could face charges for the following: Driving under the influence of a prescription drug, even…
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Can I be Charged With Possession of Marijuana If I’m a Passenger in a Car?

Picture this situation: You’re riding in the car with friends, going to lunch and you’re not the one driving. The driver gets pulled over and their car is searched. The police officer finds marijuana in the car and arrests all of you, even though the marijuana was not yours. You may be very confused and wondering if you could seriously be charged for being in possession of marijuana that wasn’t yours. Well, you can. In…
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