Drug Possession

Drug Possession in Austin

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Texas has some of the harshest penalties for drug crimes in the United States, particularly possession. Under Texas law, the state has four classes of drugs, each with its own classifications.

Penalties are mostly determined by the circumstances of the crime and the type of drug you are accused of possessing.

If you’ve been charged with possession, make sure you have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Call us today!


What Is a Class B Misdemeanor?

The smallest possible charge of drug possession would be considered a Class B misdemeanor, which could get you up to 180 days in jail or a fine of no more than $10,000 for possession of two ounces or less of marijuana (specifically).

However, the penalties go up depending on:

  • How much of the drug you had
  • What type of drug it was
  • How the drug was stored or concealed
  • Possession of additional drug paraphernalia
  • And any past convictions

What Is a Class A Misdemeanor?

A Class A misdemeanor would lead to a penalty of up to a year in jail and/or a fine of no more than $4,000, depending on the type of drug. Possession of a drug such as cocaine or heroin could lead to a conviction of a third- to a first-degree felony. The highest penalty possible for drug possession is 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

How Our Criminal Lawyers Can Help

A drug possession charge is no laughing matter. Make sure you have an excellent drug crimes attorney on your side. You could stand to lose a significant amount of time and money for a possession conviction. Give yourself your best chance by allowing the attorneys at The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC to take your case.

Our founding attorney was named one of the three best criminal defense lawyers in Austin. We have over twenty years of legal experience to offer you. Talk to us about your situation today.

Contact us at (888) 907-8994 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation with our criminal attorneys today.

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