Criminal Attorney in Fort Bend Texas

Is Possession of a Controlled Substance a Minor Offense?

In Fort Bend, and throughout the state of Texas, law enforcement officials and prosecuting attorneys are extremely aggressive when it comes to prosecuting drug charges such as the possession of a controlled substance. Any drug or chemical substance that has its possession and use controlled by state or federal law, is considered to be a controlled substance. Drugs are classified as controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in an effort to curb addiction, abuse, physical or mental harm, illegal manufacturing and trafficking, and dangers which can result when individuals are under the influence of such substances.

Although many do not consider the possession of a controlled substance to be a major offense, it is far from a minor offense. The type and volume of the narcotics, or controlled substances, in your possession at the time of your arrest will largely determine the penalties you will face should you be convicted. Another factor which will influence the penalties you face, is whether your case will be tried in state or federal court. The possession of a few pills from someone else's prescription medication may yield a probation, while the possession of multiple bottles of Oxycontin, Xanax, Vicodin, or any other controlled substance, could result in hefty fines and a lengthy prison sentence. Either way, a Fort Bend County arrest for possession of a controlled substance requires immediate defense actions. You owe it to yourself to contact my firm and ask for John L. Venza, Jr.

For many years, my firm and I have represented clients facing a range of misdemeanor and felony charges surrounding the possession of a controlled substance. As a former prosecutor for the state of Texas, and due to the fact that I received extensive training on how to build a drug case during my time as a Texas Felony District Court senior prosecutor, I have a unique understanding on how the prosecution will likely present your cases. My knowledge and experience allows me an insight into the opposition's case so that I can more effectively find discrepancies, legally suppress inappropriate evidence, and challenge the charges against you. I handle each of my cases on an individual basis, giving my clients the personalized attention they require. When you contact my firm, I will take the time to review your case, evaluate how best to proceed and work with you closely to devise an aggressive strategy for your defense.

If you are facing charges for possession of a controlled substance, do not hesitate to contact an experienced Fort Bend criminal defense lawyerat the Law Office of John L. Venza, Jr. today.

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