Possession of Controlled Substance

Possession of Controlled Substance in Austin

If you have been arrested in Austin, Texas and/or any county in the State of Texas for Possession of a Controlled Substances (POCS) or Illegal and Dangerous Drugs, such as Cocaine, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine, Xanax and Hydrocodone, then you need a good criminal defense attorney who will work aggressively to try and save your record.

If you have been arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substances (POCS) or Illegal and Dangerous Drugs, such as Cocaine, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine, Xanax and Hydrocodone, in Austin, Texas, then you should know that a violation of the Texas Controlled Substances Act for simple Possession of a Controlled Substances (POCS) or Illegal and Dangerous Drugs, such as Cocaine, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine, Xanax and Hydrocodone, is punishable by 1 day in the County Jail up to 99 years in Prison, or Life in Prison with the possibility of Parole, and/or from $1.00 up to $250,000.00 in fines.

This wide range of punishment is based on the type of controlled substance which determines the Penalty Group, and the weight (amount) of the controlled substance found in your possession or in some instances the number of units of the controlled substance.

Some Standard Punishment Range by Class and Degree of Drug Charge

Classification Fine Jail/Prison Time

State Jail Felony $10,000.00 180 days to 2 years
Class A Misdemeanor $4,000.00 1 day to 1 year
Class B Misdemeanor $2,000.00 1 day to 180 days
Class C Misdemeanor $500.00 None

Other significant consequences to a conviction if you have been arrested in Dallas, Texas for Possession of a Controlled Substances (PCS) or Illegal and Dangerous Drugs, such as Cocaine, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine, Xanax and Hydrocodone, are:

  • the suspension of your Driver's License, and

• becoming ineligible to receive Student Loans and Grants.

In Texas, even a trace amount of certain Controlled Substances or Illegal and Dangerous Drugs, such as Cocaine, Ecstasy, methamphetamine, Xanax and Hydrocodone can be enough for a felony conviction.