Beaumont Drug Defense Lawyer
Drug charges in Beaumont and Jefferson County can result in very serious penalties, including jail or prison time, fines, driver’s license suspensions or the loss of driving privileges. Convictions for drug charges result in a criminal record which can lead to an inability to pursue certain professional occupations and /or refusal to be admitted to certain college or graduate school programs.
If you have been accused of a drug charge in Beaumont, or any of it’s surrounding areas including Lumberton, Silsbee, Kountze Neederland, Port Neches, Port Arthur, Vidor, Orange, Sour Lake, Bridge City, Mauriceville, Little Cypress, Winnie, Crystal Beach, Sabine Pass or Galveston, contact the Law Offices of Galmor, Stovall & Gilthorpe by calling (409) 832.7757 to discuss your case with one of the most effective drug defense lawyers in Beaumont.
Texas Controlled Substance Act
Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, also known as the Texas Controlled Substance Act, defines all drug crimes and punishments throughout Texas. Some of the most commonly charged controlled substance offenses in Beaumont can include any of the following:
Texas Controlled Substance Penalty Groups
Under the Texas Controlled Substances Act, controlled substances, including medications, chemicals, medications without prescriptions, prescription pills, street drugs, narcotics, stimulants, hallucinogens, depressants, man-made substances and natural substances are classified into four different penalty groups. According to the Texas Health and Safety Code 481.101 and 481.105, these penalty groups are used to establish punishments for criminal drug offenses.
Penalties For Controlled Substances In Beaumont
Chapter 12 of the Texas Penal Code defines the basic penalties for drug crimes in Beaumont. However, these penalties can increase, depending on a variety of factors, such as:
The statutory provided penalties for misdemeanor and felony drug offenses in Texas are as follows: