Drug Possession

Being accused of drug possession in Texas is an overwhelming experience, and it's important to have insights about your rights moving forward. Texas law contains a wide range of drug-related offenses, from minor traffic ticket paraphernalia charges up to first-degree felony manufacturing charges.

Possession of Marijuana (Cannabis)

Although some states have begun the legalization of the sale and possession of marijuana (or cannabis), Texas is not currently one of them. If you have been caught in the sale or possession of marijuana, determining whether it is a felony or a misdemeanor will depend on the amount found in your possession. One of the most common marijuana charges is a first-time offense possession of marijuana in an amount equal to or less than two ounces. 

Although first offenders are punishable by probation or a maximum jail sentence of 180 days, many first time offenders are able to arrange an eventual dismissal of charges. Although we cannot guarantee any specific result, we will fight for the best possible outcome for your charge. 

Possession of a Controlled Substance 

Individuals may be charged with possession of a controlled substance when the police believe that he or she intentionally or knowingly possessed an illegal substance or a legal substance without an appropriate prescription from a licensed physician.

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Controlled substance cases frequently turn to the "intentionally or knowingly" aspect of the charge. This determination is made by looking at the person’s care, custody, control, and/or management of the substance. Punishment ranges will vary depending on the type of controlled substance, the amount possessed, and the individual's criminal history. Contact us now for help with your controlled substance case.

Possession with Intent to Deliver 

In Texas, possession with the intent to deliver is the legal way of referring to the actual or intended transfer or sale of drugs to another individual. Delivery charges typically apply when a person is found to be in possession of a higher amount of drugs than would be typical for personal use. 

Many times, police find other evidence of intent to deliver, such as scales, baggies, cutting agents, and large sums of cash. If the police find evidence of production or preparation of a controlled substance other than marijuana, individuals can even be faced with a manufacturing a controlled substance charge. To deal with these serious allegations, you need a strong advocate on your side. Contact us today to learn more about your rights and next steps.

Dallas drug possession lawyer

Being accused of any drug crime in Texas is a serious matter. You need insight from an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. At Harris & Harris, we work hard to deliver results immediately after getting to know your individual situation. Contact us now!