The possession of small amounts of marijuana, under four ounces, is considered a misdemeanor, with possible sentences of no more than a year in jail and up to a $2,000 fine. In some cases, first offenders will only get probation. Some jurisdictions in Texas may be more lenient than others. However, edibles and marijuana typically contain something called THC, which can also be added to food products. The possession of any amount of THC is a felony.
When dealing with criminal allegations, having the right information could go a long way in helping you handle your legal situation. Information relating to the charges brought against you, criminal proceedings you may face, defense strategies and various other facts could allow you to better prepare as your case moves forward. If you have had drug-related allegations brought against you, you could find information on various controlled substances useful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to learn about an alternative to traditional drug sentencing? Granger, Mueller & Wood P.C. recently published a SlideShare outlining the basic requirements for participation in the Travis County Drug Diversion Court Program.
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.