Possession of a Controlled Substance in Texas
The government attempts to control certain substances that are deemed dangerous for the general population. In general, drug statues refers to drugs like marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamine that have significant addictive or destructive properties. If you are found in possession of these substances, you may face significant legal repercussions.
There is no hard and fast result that stems from a conviction for drug possession, as a variety of circumstances will change the consequences. The following can all have major impacts on the sentencing:
- The type of drug
- The amount in possession
- Any prior convictions
- Circumstances of the arrest
All of these factors will influence the outcome of the case, and can be the difference between exoneration and a sentence that results in years in prison.
Consequences of a Possession Conviction
A drug conviction can have massive implications on someone’s life. Even beyond jail time, probation, or a hefty fine, a drug arrest can lead to difficulties in one’s professional career and personal relationships.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for drug possession, contact an experienced legal professional today. At the Law Offices of Ken Gibson, our team has the experience and tenacity necessary to build a strong defense in your case.