Prescription Drug Charges Attorneys Serving Arlington & the Mid-Cities
Texas statutes closely regulate the distribution and possession of prescription drugs, also known as controlled substances. The law makes it quite clear that possession of any controlled substance without a prescription is illegal. The exact criminal charge tied to the possession depends on the exact amount of drugs found by law enforcement.
Common Defenses to Illegal Possession Charges
Here at the Goza & Carreras, Attorneys at Law, PC, we have spent more than 35 years working in the Texas criminal justice system. We know how prosecutors think and we know what the law requires when it comes to proving a case of illegal possession of prescription drugs.
We have handled numerous cases involving these charges for both adults and juveniles , and have our defense strategies down to a “T.” Those strategies include aggressively attacking all aspects of the prosecution’s case, including:
- The legality of the police’s search and seizure
- The ability to prove that you knowingly or intentionally possessed the drugs
- The ability to prove that you had actual possession of the drugs
- The absence of a legal prescription
Commonly Abused Medications in Texas
We have seen a steady increase in prescription drug abuse cases across the Mid-Cities area. These cases span across all age groups and all prescription drugs. There are some prescription drugs that are more commonly abused than others, however:
- Vicodin (hydrocodone)
- OxyContin (oxycodone)
A conviction for possession of any one of these controlled substances—or any other prescription drug—can land you in state jail or federal prison and find you on the hook for hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines. You also risk the loss of your driver’s license, and permanent criminal record, a tarnished public image, and difficulties with employment, housing and credit.
There is much to lose if a court convicts you of illegal prescription drug possession. Improve your chances at beating the drug charges against you by calling a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
The Quicker We Can Get Involved, the More We Can Do
From kids stealing their parents’ prescriptions—or their friends’ parents’ medications—to adults attempting to possess a prescription through fraud or forgery, we have what it takes to aggressively fight any prescription drug charge in Texas. This is especially the case if you call us as soon as possible after you receive your charges. But remember, the longer you wait to seek help, the more options you lose when it comes to your defense.
Speak with one of our experienced drug defense attorneys in a free in-office consultation to learn more about how we can help you or your child. Call us today at 817-369-3838 or contact our Texas defense firm online . We offer limited evening and weekend appointments. Speak with one of our experienced drug defense attorneys in a free in-office consultation to learn more about how we can help you or your child. Call us today at 817-369-3838 or contact our Texas defense firm online . We offer limited evening and weekend appointments.