Codeine is a prescription drug that is often abused outside of its medical usage. Because of this, illegal possession of the drug is considered a crime. If you have been charged with criminal possession or trafficking of codeine, our Texas drug lawyers at Hamilton Grant PC can provide the representation you need.
Penalties for Codeine Crimes in Texas
Codeine is considered an opiate or opium derivative, and as such, is illegal outside of a prescription. If you possess codeine without a prescription, or if you refill your prescription more than five times without a renewal, you could face a criminal drug charge.
Depending on the amount of the drug found in your possession, you could face:
- Jail or prison time
- Thousands of dollars in fines
- Loss of driver’s license
- Other penalties
In addition to possession, you could be fined for trafficking if you are involved in selling the drug, or, if you are a physician, for distributing the drug or prescribing it to patients who do not need it. Conviction of this felony and will result in jail or prison time.
Codeine possession is often considered a felony, which is why the consequences are so harsh. If you have been charged with criminal possession of codeine, contact an attorney from our firm immediately. We have seen many difficult cases dismissed and can help you form an optimal defense.
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Hamilton Grant PC is known for legal professionalism and aggressive defense. If you have been arrested for possession or distribution of codeine, our Texas drug lawyers have helped our clients win even the most difficult cases. Our attorneys can provide the legal defense you need.
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