Texas residents, or even visitors to the state, who are charged with drug possession may find themselves in tough legal spots. While many believe this is the least serious of all all drug crimes, it does not mean it is something that the state treats lightly. This week this column will address the ins and outs of possession.
Tackling any type of case in the criminal justice system can prove challenging. However, those involving drug crimes are particularly difficult. The state if Texas takes a hard stance on illegal drug use. If you find yourself in the position of needing to defend yourself against drug charges, having an experienced attorney at your side may prove extremely valuable.
Anyone could find him or herself facing a serious legal predicament. When criminal charges for drug crimes are filed against a person, he or she may feel a sense of panic due to not knowing what steps to take. This feeling is not uncommon, but parties in such predicaments do have avenues that could help them determine how they would like to proceed.
Texas, like most other states, has a big drug problem. There simply are a lot of people who either use or supply them. Drug crimes are not treated lightly in court; however, lawmakers also are aware that jail is not appropriate in every drug crime case. This is where drug courts come in.
The power of certain prescription medications can make them difficult for some people to resist taking. Those who have access to these drugs are not the people you would think of as having a drug problem. But, sadly, a number of health care professionals in Texas have been charged with prescription-related drug crimes. These individuals have a lot to lose if they are ultimately convicted.
A federal grand jury recently indicted a Texas man for drug and weapon crimes. Specifically, the man has been accused of possessing over 110 grams of the methamphetamine, along with other drugs and guns at a home. Those accused of drug crimes in Illinois and across the country are presumed innocent of all formal charges unless and until prosecutors are actually able to prove otherwise in court.
Police in Texas recently responded to an alleged burglary in process and ended up seizing nearly $1 million worth of methamphetamines. This event reportedly occurred on Monday, June 12, in the Houston area. A male and female found at the scene have since been arrested and will likely be charged with burglary and drug crimes.