Drug paraphernalia laws restrict people from possessing items used to take or administer illicit drugs. Many of these items are used for other purposes, but when used for illegal purposes are not legal to own.
Even though other states have been making strides toward legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana, Texas still has some very strict laws on its books concerning drug possession. For example, if a Houston police officer pulls you over and sees marijuana in your vehicle, you could end up paying some large fines and possibly spending time in jail if a court convicts you of the crime.
Three companies are making preparations to open the first medical marijuana dispensaries in Texas as soon as 2018. One company, Cansortium Texas, is already working with Knox Medical on growing a marijuana crop only a short drive west on I-10 from Katy, in nearby Schulenburg.
When defending clients on drug offenses, they always ask whether or not they can beat the charges. Of course, no attorney worth his or her salt will ever promise a client a certain outcome in court. But that doesn't mean that an extensive review of the evidence can't provide a competent criminal defense attorney with a good idea of a client's chances in court.
You've likely seen it a thousand times in the movies and on TV shows: The police arrest someone and announce that they're being charged with assault and battery. That person is then cuffed, thrown in a squad car and presumably driven off to the station.
When some people hear about a person facing drug charges, they think of horrible things. The truth is that some drug charges are simply the result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Other charges are because a person has an addiction to the drugs.