Possession of a Controlled Substance in Texas
If you have been arrested or charged with possession of a controlled substance in Texas, you are facing a very serious criminal charge. A conviction for possession of a controlled substance (POCS) can have serious consequences to your career, family and finances. If you have been arrested or charged with possessing a controlled substance or another drug charge in Austin or Travis County, you should contact the Law Office of Kevin Bennett immediately.
In Texas, the punishment you face for a possession of a controlled substance conviction can depend on various factors such as the type of controlled substance, amount of the controlled substance or where the controlled substance was found. For example, being arrested for possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone such as a school zone or in a public park is going to usually enhance the level of either the felony or misdemeanor charge. In Texas, depending on the type of controlled substance, possession of even the smallest amount could be considered a state jail felony in Texas. The punishment range for a state jail felony is 180 days to 2 years in state jail and/or a fine not to exceed $10,000.
There are also collateral consequences for a controlled substance or drug conviction such as the suspension of your Texas Driver’s License. If convicted of a felony, you also face the inability to own or possess a firearm, the inability to vote, difficulty in leasing an apartment or obtaining a home loan, possible disqualification from student loans and the stigma of a felony conviction on your criminal record. As you can see, possession of a controlled substance in Texas is taken very seriously.
Skilled Defense in Austin Controlled Substance Cases
If you are confused or unsure how to proceed, please call the Law Office of Kevin Bennett at (512) 476-4626. You may also contact the Law Office of Kevin Bennett through email.