Drug Crimes

  • Can I Be Arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Texas?

    … You can be arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in Texas. It is a serious crime to possess drug paraphernalia. In addition to other drug use or possession crimes, possession of drug paraphernalia is a separate criminal charge. Drug paraphernalia is any item that’s used to consume, package, or process an illegal substance or drug. more > The post Can I Be Arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Texas? appeared first on The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp. …

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  • When Do Police Officers Use Drug-Sniffing Dogs?

    … The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects an individual from unreasonable search and seizure. The U.S. Supreme Court previously held that if a lawful traffic stop is conducted, the officer may initiate a drug dog sniff. If the two events occur at the same time, the lawful traffic stop doesn’t constitute a search because more > The post When Do Police Officers Use Drug-Sniffing Dogs? appeared first on The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp. …

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  • Your Guide to 2017 Marijuana Laws in Harris County

    … Harris County’s new 2017 marijuana laws—known as the Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program—favor personal users. Instead of going to jail if you’re caught with less than four ounces of pot, you can take a class within 90 days and avoid jail time. Less than four ounces of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor amount. Some police officers more >…

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  • How Texas Drug Laws Compare

    … crimes to fund their drug usage. However, users, sellers, importers and growers of marijuana are breaking the law in Texas and some of these people have been known to engage in crimes related to the use or sale of drugs. For this reason, Texas has stiff penalties for marijuana users and sellers, though these penalties may not be as severe…

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  • When Does My Drug Crime Become a Federal Case?

    … State and Federal Drug Laws In every state in the country, possessing, manufacturing or distributing illegal drugs is a serious crime. The majority of the time, people are charged with low-level drug offenses at the state level. In certain circumstances, however, drug crimes are prosecuted by the federal government. What makes a drug crime…

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  • The 101 on Texas Marijuana Laws

    … The 101 on Texas Marijuana Laws Posted by Matthew Sharp under Drug Crimes March 9, 2016 Texas Marijuana Laws Crimes involving the possession or sale of marijuana are among the most common drug offenses that are prosecuted in the state of Texas. Though many people may view this drug as less dangerous than other types of drugs, there are still…

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  • Drug Trafficking and Distribution Laws in Texas

    … charges can consult with an attorney to attempt to create a strong legal defense in court. If you’ve been accused of a drug-related crime in Houston or the surrounding communities, contact The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp for experienced representation. Photo The National Crime Agency | Used under Creative Commons image attribution license 2.0 …

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  • What Are Drug Free Zones?

    … of information are: Possession, delivery or manufacture of small quantities of controlled substances are commonly Class A misdemeanors if they take place outside of a DFZ. If within a DFZ, however, they escalate to a third-degree felony. This also affects the jurisdiction of the case. A drug offense on the premises of a school of any sort is only…

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  • Can You Get Probation for a Drug Felony in Texas?

    … If the drug felony is a state jail felony and you have no prior felony convictions, then not only can you get probation, you must get probation. Criminal lawyers will recognize that I’m referring to article 42.12 §15(a)(1) of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Even if the judge is bound and determined to send you straight to the state jail…

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