If you have been charged with drug possession, you face a wide range of criminal penalties — even if you have never been arrested before and the alleged amount of drugs was small. The defense lawyers at Shook & Gunter have extensive experience handling drug possession defense cases and are prepared to defend you against these charges.
In a drug possession case, the severity of charges is determined by the type of drug and the amount that was possessed. In Texas, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor, from two to four ounces is a Class A misdemeanor. Possession of four or more ounces is a felony charge.
Serious Drug Charges
Possession of drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine carries more serious charges. Possession of large amounts of drugs can lead to charges such as possession with intent to distribute. Drug charges are often accompanied by conspiracy charges, which can significantly increase potential penalties.
Our attorneys can help you pursue the best possible result. We are skilled at identifying errors in police procedure, such as illegal search and seizure. We will seek to have charges dismissed if possible. If the case against you is stronger, we will seek reduced charges, alternative sentencing and other favorable outcomes.