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The consequences of heroin possession in Texas

Texas is one of the stricter states when it comes to drug control laws. The state views highly-addictive drugs such as heroin especially harshly, and even the smallest amount of heroin found in your possession could lead to serious consequences. 

Why is the possession of drugs a crime if I have not used them?

There are strict drug laws in place to try to eliminate drug trafficking in the United States. Therefore, in order to be convicted of a drug crime, offenders do not need to be caught in the act of using or selling drugs. Simply possessing drugs can give law enforcement a lot of information about your intentions with the drug.

For example, if you are found in possession of a small amount of heroin, law enforcement will assume that this is intended for personal use. However, if you are found with a larger amount, it is likely that you will be charged with possession with the intent to sell, which is a significantly more serious crime.

What charges will I face for heroin possession in Texas?

Even a small amount of the drug has the potential to result in jail time in Texas. If you are found with less than 1 gram of heroin, you will be charged with a felony and face jail time. Being found with 1-4 gm is a third-degree felony, and 4-200 gm is a second-degree felony. Being found in possession of more than 200 gm will result in a first-degree felony with a penalty of life imprisonment.

While these consequences are extremely harsh, there may be alternatives for first-time offenders. Those with no history of violent crime may be eligible for a drug court program instead of incarceration.

If you have been charged with possession of heroin in the state of Texas, it is important that you take action in order to minimize the consequences of your actions.

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