Having a criminal charge filed against you in Texas is a serious matter. The matter becomes more serious if the person is arrested for the possession of a dangerous drug like heroin, cocaine, meth, ecstacy, PCP, and many other harsh & addictive chemical substances. If convicted of the crime of being in possession of these form of dangerous drugs the defendant will face punishment with felony implications. However, a large number of people who are arrested for the possession of dangerous drugs aren’t drug dealers or a criminal threat to society, but are merely addicts.
Light at the End of the Tunnel
The good news about this subject, if any, is that Houston & Texas drug courts are now allowing defendants to enroll in Drug Education programs, rather than being jailed. Its clearly obvious that the prison system in the United States is overrun by non-violent felons who aren’t necessarily immoral, but are chemically dependent.
If you’re ever arrested for the possession of a controlled substance, it may be beneficial to admit that you’re an addict so you can request assistance for your dependence from the court, as opposed to punishment.