By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code govern drug offenses in Texas. Don’t bother trying to look it up. It’s an impossible maze and you’d need a pharmacy degree to understand. And even then it’s tough. Here’s a quick and dirty guide:
Three Factors Determine Offense Level for Drug Possession
The main factors are; (1) the type of drug; (2) the amount; and (3) surrounding aggravating circumstances (such as drug-free zone or possession with intent to deliver.)
Drugs are classified into penalty groups and there is a special group for marijuana. Though this isn’t a complete list, it should give you a good idea… and you can click on the link for a complete list of each penalty group:
Penalty Group 1: Cocaine, Heroine, Methamphetamine, Ketamine, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone (over 300 mg).
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