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Possession of a Controlled Substance in Texas

Texas laws regarding possession of a controlled substances are harsh and can range from a misdemeanor to a felony. Typically including large fines and lengthy prison sentences, being convicted with possession can impact your education, housing, finances, & career.

Additionally, the Texas Penal Code and the Texas Controlled Substances Act outline the classification of and types of criminal charges and penalties associated with:

  • Possession
  • Manufacturing
  • Cultivation
  • Distribution
  • Sale

A person could face anywhere from a few days in jail to life imprisonment for a drug crime conviction, depending on its severity. If you are facing drug charges of any kind, we at Rafael C. Morales, Attorney at Law can offer the seasoned criminal defense counsel you need. Our founder, Rafael Morales, spent two years as a Federal Agent with the U.S. Border Patrol. He also spent six years as a Public Defender. He has dedicated his entire legal career to criminal defense and has never worked as a prosecutor. This laser focus has enabled him to build the skills and experience necessary to effectively challenge drug charges of any type or severity.

To find out how El Paso drug crime defense attorney Rafael Morales can help you, call (915) 800-8201. We offer a free consultation regarding your drug charges.

Possession of Marijuana / Possession of a Controlled Substance

Drug possession is a key focus of our firm and is one of the most commonly charged drug offenses in the El Paso area. It involves the unlawful possession of a controlled substance and will vary dramatically in terms of potential penalties based on the type and amount of drug involved.

Our firm deals with drug possession charges in the El Paso area involving any controlled substance, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Hallucinogens such as LSD, PCP, peyote, or ketamine
  • Narcotics such as opium, morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, or oxycodone
  • Depressants such as heroin, barbiturates, or inhalants
  • Stimulants such as cocaine, speed, and others
  • Prescription drugs

On the low end, drug possession may be a class A or class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in county jail and a fine of up to $4,000. On the high end, drug possession could be a felony punishable by anywhere from 2 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Enhanced charges and penalties may apply for “possession with intent to distribute” – if significant amounts of a drug or certain paraphernalia (scales, measuring devices, cash) are found.

Fight back against your drug charges with an experienced El Paso drug crime lawyer. Call (915) 800-8201 or contact us online to arrange your free case evaluation.

We Let The Results Speak For Themselves

  • I had a misdemeanor and a felony, and he dismissed both cases. I recommend this lawyer in a heartbeat.

    “I had a misdemeanor and a felony, and he dismissed both cases. I recommend this lawyer in a heartbeat. He is a great lawyer, easy to get along with too. He knows how to talk in front of the judge and ...”

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  • He took my call on the behalf my cousin, who's being charged, and broke it down for me in very good detail

    “He took my call on the behalf my cousin, who's being charged, and broke it down for me in very good detail. He was polite and gave me all the information I need. Even though I didn't hire him nor will ...”

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  • In my opinion Mr. Morales has pride and integrity for his job and in who he is and will go far and beyond for his clients. There is no words to express my gratitude for this awesome lawyer.

    “I hired Mr. Morales for a 2nd degree felony that I didn't commit. He was very honest with me from the very beginning and stood by me every step of the way. In my opinion Mr. Morales has pride and ...”

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  • This guy is very very knowledgeable and experience

    “This guy is very very knowledgeable and experience and knows what to say will give advice if he can't help and lead you in the right direction.”

    - Michael
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  • Voted by the El Paso bar Association as lawyer of the year in 20
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar Association

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