The term “controlled substance” is used to refer to many different types of drugs. It includes commonly known drugs such as cocaine, heroine, methamphetamine, acid, LSD, ecstasy, opium and a variety of hallucinogens. In addition, it includes many other forms of prescription drugs such as valium, oxycontin and hyrdocodone.
Controlled Substance offenses are divided by two sub-categories:
What Does This Mean
Because of the complexity of the law pertaining to Controlled Substances, and the immense number of drugs which qualify as such, a chart explaining punishment ranges would be extremely complex and confusing.
What is important for you to realize, is that almost every Controlled Substance offense is classified as a FELONY, so it is absolutely necessary that anyone facing these charges contact a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
At Ross Law Offices, we offer a free consultation to review your case and discuss with you all of your legal options. Do not wait. A conviction for one of these offenses can easily result in several years in jail or prison. You must take immediate action to protect your rights. Call us today.
If you believe you may have a drug problem, please take action to seek help. Click here for a free list of treatment and counseling centers in the North Texas area. Also, please feel free to call our office at any time with any questions.