Possession of Dangerous Drug in Texas

Possession of a Dangerous Drug Attorney in Austin, Texas

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A dangerous drug is any drug not listed in schedules I through V or penalty groups 1 through 4 in the Texas Controlled Substances Act, and is “unsafe for self-medication.” Basically, a “dangerous drug” is a drug that bares the label “prescription only,” or can only be dispensed by a veterinarian, but is not a scheduled drug. If you are found with aprescription drug that is not labeled as a controlled substance but is not in the appropriate prescription bottle, or if you purchase a prescription drug that is not a controlled substance with the intent to sell it, you may be charged with possession of a dangerous drug.

If you are charged with possession of a dangerous drug, it is important that you retain the assistance of a qualified attorney. Strong legal counsel can help increase your chances of getting your charges reduced or completely dismissed. Jason Trumpler is a criminal defense attorney with over 15-years of experience. Contact our offices today at (512) 359-3300.

Potential Consequences

Legally, you may only be in possession of a dangerous drug if you have a prescription and it was obtained by a pharmacist. Pharmacists themselves have rules and stipulations for how a dangerous drug may be dispensed. If you are found in possession of a dangerous drug, it is typically a Class A Misdemeanor. If convicted, you could face penalties including:

• A drivers’ license suspension of up to 6-months.

• A fine of up to $4,000.

• Up to one year in jail.

Additionally, a conviction of possession of a dangerous drug can complicate future employment and housing opportunities. Sometimes the dangerous drug is found on your person due to an illegal search. An experienced attorney will look at all of the details of your case and craft a defense that is best for you.

Contact Us at (512) 359-3300

Jason Trumpler is a seasoned criminal defense attorney with over 15-years of experience. He currently practices in Central Texas counties including Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Bell, Hays, Comal, Bastrop, Burnet, and Lee. Our office’s goal is to get the best possible outcome on your case. Jason has successfully brought hundreds of criminal cases to trial with great results. Contact our office today at (512) 359-3300.

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