Possession of Heroin Lawyer

Lawyer for Possession of Heroin

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What is Possession of Heroin

Heroin, or diacetylmorphine is a synthesized form of morphine, derived from the opium poppy. The white crystalline form is commonly the hydrochloride salt diacetylmorphine hydrochloride dulled in color and consistency to a white powder.

What makes Possession of Heroin illegal?

Sec. 481.115. OFFENSE: POSSESSION OF SUBSTANCE IN PENALTY GROUP 1. (a) Except as authorized by this chapter, a person commits an offense if the person knowingly or intentionally possesses a controlled substance listed in Penalty Group 1, unless the person obtained the substance directly from or under a valid prescription or order of a practitioner acting in the course of professional practice.

What are Possession of Heroin Punishments?

The Texas Health and Safety Code includes Heroin in the Penalty Group 1 for illegal controlled substances. This means that less than one gram is a state jail felony, punishable by between 180 days to 2 years in state jail and fines less than $10,000. 1 gram to 4 grams is a third degree felony, punishable by between 2-10 years in state prison with no more than $10,000 fines. Between 4-200 grams will bring a second degree felony, with 2-20 years in prison. More than that weight or amount will yield even higher punishments.

For More Information, try: Drug Possession Punishments or feel free to read more information at Drug Delivery / Manufacturing Punishments

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