Heroin Possession in Texas

Heroin is an opiate-based drug that is synthesized from morphine, extracted from the poppy plant. This particular drug can be injected in the bloodstream, snorted or smoked. Those who use the drug report that it causes transcendental relaxation and the feeling of euphoria throughout the body. Because it is an extremely deadly and addictive drug, possession of heroin is illegal in all 50 states and carries severe penalties should an individual be charged with such a crime.

If you are currently facing possession charges for heroin or any other illegal substance, you have a right to fair representation in a court of law. Drug cases are not black and white, so it is important to hire an experienced attorney to help with your defense. To learn more, contact Austin criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 today.

Penalties for Heroin Possession

Possible penalties one could face if charged with possessing heroin including the following:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Mandatory treatment and education regarding drug abuse
  • Justice fees
  • Loss of driver's license

As with all drug charges, there are several elements of variety regarding the severity of punishment, including the amount of drug that was possessed, the manner in which it was stored, any amount of money that was found in addition to the drug, and other factors. Because the penalties regarding drug crimes are severe, a conviction can have a profound effect on your life and the lives of your loved ones. To help increase your chance of a favorable outcome in court or reduce your sentence, employ the help of an experienced lawyer today.

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If you have questions regarding your drug possession charge or need an experienced attorney to represent you in a court of law, contact Austin criminal lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 today.

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