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Penalties and defenses for drug charges in Texas

Facing drug charges in Texas is not a situation that should be taken lightly. Texas has some of the harshest penalties for drug crimes. To be convicted of drug charges, the accused individual must have knowingly and intentionally possessed, or had control over a controlled drug that the accused individual did not have a valid prescription or medical use.

Understanding the laws related to prescription drug use

The rules and laws concerning prescription drugs may be surprising for some Texans to learn. For those taking prescription drugs to control pain for an injury, it can be important for them to understand the laws related to prescription drugs and prescription drug use and how they can lead to drug crimes. Prescription drugs may be used legitimately for pain, but can be highly addictive.

Drug classification schedules in Texas

There are many people in Texas who use drugs for one reason or another. Some of the reasons are for medical purposes and are perfectly legal when taken according to the prescription. However, many other people use various drugs illegally. This could because the drug is never prescribed and illegal to use or it could be a prescription drug that is being used without a valid prescription. If people use drugs illegally, they could face serious consequences if they are caught.

What to expect during a traffic stop by Austin police

Many police officers' daily job activities include traffic stops. There are many reasons that police may decide to signal a vehicle to pull over onto the side of road. Some of the reasons behind traffic stops may be due to citizen safety, like a broken taillight. Another reason why an Austin police officer may initiate a traffic stop is due to suspicion of law-breaking activity on behalf of the driver or passenger.

Increase in hard drug busts near south Texas border

According to the border patrol, there has been an increase in drug busts and apprehensions near Texas' south border and trickling upwards through the state. There was a significant increase in the seizure of heroin and cocaine in the south Texas area within the last year, according to the US Customs and Border Patrol.

What is possession with intent to distribute?

Once the red and blue flashing lights have subsided and the anxiety associated with a criminal charge dissipates, those charged with a charge often have a lot of questions. First of all, being charged with a crime is not the same as being convicted of one. This fact is always important to remember.

A look at drug crimes like trafficking and paraphernalia

Illicit drug use has been reported around the Austin area and beyond. While people may use illegal drugs for weeks, months or even years, there may not be legal ramifications until there is police intervention. This can happen if a police officer stops a person in their car, on the street or otherwise enters their home with a search warrant.

36 charged with intent to distribute in Austin

Advancing technology has resulted in the expansion and creation of new drugs that are being utilized and consumed every day. In Austin, there has been a recent crackdown on new drugs, often called synthetic drugs or designer drugs. One of these drugs is called K2 and it mimics the effects of marijuana.

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