Representation You Can Trust When It Matters Most
If you’re facing drug charges at either the state or federal level, you need an attorney who won’t back down from a challenge. It’s normal to be overwhelmed and scared. At Phil Morin Law Firm PLLC, I have helped clients throughout Texas work through these difficult situations. I am Phil Morin, and I am here to help you from beginning to end and answer all your questions along the way. You don’t have to take on the legal system alone.
I Can Help You Move Forward
A drug charge can affect your life in many ways. It can make it harder to get and keep a job. If you’re a student, you will no longer be eligible to receive student loans. Depending on your charges, you may also be facing a lengthy jail sentence and/or probation. Having an attorney you can trust is of the utmost importance. I will analyze your case and discuss all the possible options.
There are certain things a court will look at when determining the consequences. The type of drug, the amount of the drug you have and your reason for having it are all important factors in your case. Based on that information, you may be facing a misdemeanor or a felony charge. It is important to know that marijuana is still illegal in the state of Texas; however, some forms of cannabis have been legalized. This is why having a knowledgeable attorney is imperative.
Don’t Wait – Call Today
It is important to act quickly, as these charges can have damaging effects. When your future is on the line, I can help. Together, we will find a solution that works for you. Call my office in Pearland today at 281-975-5924. You can also email me by clicking here.
Frequently Asked Questions
With so many different categories, drug charges can be overwhelming to figure out on your own. I can help you sort through the confusion and create a path forward. In the meantime, here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about drug charges.
What does it mean to possess a drug in Texas?
Drug possession refers to the actual care, custody, control or management of a controlled substance. This definition is broad and can mean anything from having a drug in the trunk of your car to instructing others to take custody of the controlled substance.
How are drugs classified in Texas?
The Texas Controlled Substance Act classifies all controlled substances into drug penalty groups, separate from marijuana. Each penalty group carries its own penalty for a possession conviction.
The penalty groups, with some examples of the included substances are:
- Penalty group 1: Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, oxycodone, fentanyl
- Penalty group 1A: LSD
- Penalty group 2: Ecstasy, PCP
- Penalty group 3: Valium, Xanax, Ritalin, salvia, hydrocodone
- Penalty group 3: Morphine and other opioids
Penalty group 1 carries the harshest punishments, typically resulting in felony charges. The penalties take into consideration the amount of the controlled substance in possession.
Is marijuana still illegal in Texas?
Yes. Texas has outlawed marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. Possessing any part of the cannabis sativa plant, including dried leaves and even seeds, is also illegal.
Are police allowed to search your vehicle for drugs?
A search for illegal substances may occur if you are arrested, if you give consent to the police for the search or the police believe that the search is necessary to avoid danger, or if they have probable cause.