Kerrville Drug Crime Lawyer
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN TEXAS
Illegal drug possession, sales, and usage have continued to be a struggle in the United States for the past few decades. Though many people use controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamines, there are a vast number who abuse drugs that originally had a constructive and helpful medical purpose. Such drugs include codeine, Vicodin, oxycodone, and morphine. If a person is accused and convicted of a drug crime involving such substances, he or she could face serious consequences.
SCHEDULES UNDER THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
In 1970, the U.S. government passed the Controlled Substances Act, a system that classifies every controlled substance or drug according to its potential for abuse. Schedule V is the lowest of these schedules and includes most over the counter (OTC) drugs, such as cough suppressants. Schedule IV includes drugs such as Xanax and Valium. Schedule III drugs include anabolic steroids and ketamine. Schedule II substances include cocaine, opium, oxycodone, morphine, codeine, and amphetamines. Schedule I drugs include marijuana, heroin, peyote, and Ecstasy.
Fines for drug crime convictions can reach into the tens of thousands of dollars, and some cases can even result in prison sentence of 25 to life. If you have been charged with a drug crime, fight your charges today with help from a Kerrville criminal defense attorney. You may be able to argue your right to possession of medical marijuana, of defend yourself from wrongful accusations of drug possession or trafficking.
For a free, confidential consultation contact the Law Offices of Daniel & Hudson at (210) 222-2297. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.