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How can you defend against drug possession charges in Texas?

Criminal charges can turn anyone's life upside down. You may have never anticipated your life taking this turn, but unfortunately, authorities have brought drug-related charges against you. Of course, this situation does not mean you are guilty of a crime simply because the police filed charges.

You -- and any other Texas resident charged with a crime -- have the right to defend against the allegations in court. Of course, it is also important to note that the burden of proof in criminal cases lies with the prosecution, meaning that they must provide evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime. Fortunately, you can combat any evidence with your defense presentation.

How can you defend against drug possession charges?

If you face drug possession charges in Texas, you face an immensely serious matter. This state has harsh penalties for individuals convicted of this type of drug crime, including fines and jail time. Because you undoubtedly want to avoid facing such consequences, you may want to consider whether any of the following defense options could suit your case:

  • You possessed a substance for which you had a valid prescription.
  • You did not intend for the substance to be consumed by humans.
  • You had a substance that the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act approved for a new application.
  • You had a substance that the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act approved for investigational use, and you used it under that exemption.
  • You did not know that you had the substance in your possession.

It is important to remember that this list does not show every possible defense to drug possession charges. Your case may have specific circumstances that could play important parts in your defense presentation.

How can you make the best choices?

Dealing with drug possession charges is not an easy feat. Understandably, you may have many concerns about how to handle your case and how to make the best choices for your specific predicament. Luckily, you can obtain assistance with the decision-making process and the many other aspects of your case by contacting a criminal defense attorney.

Having legal support could allow you to gain reliable answers to any questions you may have as well as help you feel less alone throughout your case. This can certainly be a difficult time, and having a legal advocate could go a long way in moving your case along.

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