Possession of drugs can be a very serious offense. The type of drug, the quantity you have on you when you are caught, whether you have any drug paraphernalia on you, and whether the police believe you have the intent to sell the drugs can all have a big impact on whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, and what type of penalties you may be facing when you go before a judge. Even possession of marijuana is a big deal, because its possession and use has not been de-criminalized in Texas as it has in some other states.
If you are caught with illegal drugs of any kind by the police, you may be facing jail time, sometimes years of it, as well as heavy fines, probation, community service, and a loss of your driver’s license if you are a teen driver. You can get harsh penalties even if you are a first-time offender. Plus, it will all be on your permanent record, which can be accessed by potential employers, and keep you from moving up in our career or getting the job you desire. You need a lawyer of the highest caliber on your side if you are facing drug possession charges in Texas.
The Law Office of John T. Quinn are the experienced attorneys you need. We have an excellent track record of getting charges dropped and sentences reduced. Sometimes, we can even get your record expunged, particularly for first time or misdemeanor offenders. Call us today for your free consultation We serve clients in Grimes County, Brazos County, Burleson County, and Robertson County. We will give you the top quality legal representation you deserve, so you can put this incident behind you and go on with your life with a clean, new start.