Consequences for Felony Drug Charges

Meth, ecstasy and cocaine possession are felony drug charges. The fines, penalties and jail time will depend upon the amount possessed. Conviction for less than a single gram of cocaine or methamphetamine may be punishable by up to two years in a state jail facility and by a fine up to $10,000. Any or all of the state punishment may be probated, in an eligible case, for up to five years. It is also illegal to consume, possess or be under the influence of Xanax or Adderall unless prescribed by a physician. Furthermore, a conviction for any drug charge in Texas will result in a driver’s license suspension. No matter how insignificant your felony drug charges may seem to you now, your future record is at stake, and your charges need to be taken seriously. An experienced Bryan/College Station drug charges defense attorney familiar with drug charge defenses can be critical to avoiding jail time.

Additionally, getting an early jump on your felony drug charges defense is vital. There may be important possession issues, fact witnesses, or mitigation opportunities to explore right away with your defense attorney.  Also, remaining absolutely silent about your charges can be the difference between a conviction and beating the case. Deactivate all Internet social media and refrain from talking, texting, or emailing about your charges. You can call now for help!

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Stephen Gustitis is a criminal defense lawyer in Bryan-College Station. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a husband, father, and retired amateur bicycle racer.

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Stephen Gustitis has practiced criminal law exclusively since 1990. First as an assistant district attorney with Brazos County and then in private criminal defense practice. He is Texas Board Certified in criminal law.

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