Houston Felony Drug Charge Bonds
If you’ve been arrested for felony drug charges in Greater Houston, you need the best bail bond service in the area. Access Bonding Services is the felony bond company trusted for securing fast and affordable drug bonds.
PENALTY GROUPS AND FELONY DRUG CHARGES
The Texas Controlled Substances Act defines “Penalty Groups” to determine the severity of drug crimes.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PENALTY GROUPS:
- 1 includes heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone.
- 1A contains LSD as a sub-group of Penalty Group 1, carrying higher punishments for large quantities.
- 2 considers drugs like psilocybin, ecstasy, PCP, hashish, marijuana oil and concentrates.
- 3 and 4 includes drugs such as Xanax, Valium, Ritalin, and buprenorphine.
TEXAS DRUG CHARGES AND PENALTIES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Charges and drug bond release conditions will depend on the penalty group and the amount of the drug in your possession.
PENALTY GROUP ONE
Less than one gram of possession of a Penalty Group 1 substance is a state jail felony. 1 to less than 4 grams is a third-degree felony, and 4 to 200 grams is a second-degree felony. Possession of more than 200 grams is a first-degree felony with a possible 99-year sentence. Possession of more than 400 grams constitutes an enhanced first-degree felony, and raises the minimum sentence to 10 years, and the fine to up to $100,000. Group 1A, or LSD possession penalties allow for an increased minimum sentence of fifteen years and a fine up to $250,000.
PENALTY GROUP TWO
Penalty Group 2 charges increase in the same quantity proportions, but the charges and punishments are somewhat less severe. Although this group does not include a first-degree charge, possession of more than 400 grams can bring enhanced first-degree felony charges.
PENALTY GROUPS THREE AND FOUR
Penalty Groups 3 and 4 are usually charged as misdemeanor offenses. Call Absolute Bonding Services to get out of jail quickly with a misdemeanor drug bond.
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