Drug Offenses

What do I need to know if I have been charged with a drug offense in Montgomery County?

BE WARNED – if you are charged with a felony drug charge, you will most likely be drug tested at your first court setting. If you have a positive result, the judge will put you back in jail. Having an attorney will GREATLY decrease the amount of time you have to stay in jail.

Most arrests for drug possession in Montgomery County, Texas, are for misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. An equally common charge in the county is Possession of a Dangerous Drug or Controlled Substance, for possession of a prescription drug such as Hydrocodone, Xanax, or Soma without a doctor's prescription. Other drug possession charges are for felony possession of cocaine, psilocybin ("mushrooms"), methamphetamine, possession of large amounts of marijuana, or possession with intent to deliver.

Montgomery County, Texas, is also uniquely situated to have two main interstates bisecting the county making it ripe for drug interdiction. DPS will routinely stop vehicles transporting copious amounts of marijuana or other controlled substances from the border. If you are arrested for this type of charge, it is imperative to hire experienced attorneys like Pullan & Young to investigate the stop and arrest as soon as possible. We are conveniently located in Montgomery County, Conroe, Texas, near the main courthouse.

What is "possession?"

In all drug cases, "possession" is defined as "actual care, custody, control, or management," and generally speaking, someone must have the mens rea of "intentionally or knowingly" possessing the drug to be guilty.

What if I have a true addiction?

If you are suffering from an addiction, get help immediately. There are many qualified providers equipped to deal with this terrible physical addiction. Addressing your addiction can only assist in a thorough defense of your case.

Does Montgomery County offer a Drug Court program?

Certain people who are charged with an drug-related felony offense, admit they are guilty, and admit they are addicted to drugs, may wish to consider Montgomery County's Drug Court as a means to resolve their case. Drug Court is an intensive program that integrates local criminal justice resources, case management, and substance abuse treatment to rehabilitate targeted drug possession offenders in lieu of prosecution.

What are the Drug Court Activities?

Drug court treatment programs include multiple weekly (often daily) contacts with the treatment provider for counseling, therapy, and education; frequent random urinalysis (usually at least weekly); frequent status hearings before the drug court judge (biweekly or more often at first); and a rehabilitation program that includes vocational, education, family, medical and other support services.

What is the benefit / risk of Drug Court?

Typically, drug courts' costs include monitoring by the drug court judge, weekly supervision by probation officers, and frequent drug tests and treatment sessions. Immediate rewards or sanctions are an integral part of the program. If participants fail to comply with program requirements they are immediately subjected to sanctions that can include enhanced treatment services, more frequent urinalysis (daily, if necessary), additional community service, and finally, incarceration.

When participants repeatedly fail to comply with program requirements, and public safety is considered to be at risk, they can be terminated from the drug court and referred for traditional trial and sentencing.

Drug courts give qualified participants a chance to have their charges dropped and avoid jail. Participants also receive treatment for their drug problems and are given an incentive to quit using drugs.

Pullan & Young's unique team approach to drug cases will benefit you or your family member. If you are charged with a drug offense and want competent, effective, and aggressive attorneys, then you should call us for a free consultation at (936) 647-1540. We are more than happy to talk to you about whatever struggles you are facing in the criminal system.

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