Codeine Crimes & Charges in Sugar Land, TX
Sugar Land Drug Defense Lawyer
Codeine is an opiate type of drug used for pain relief and as a cough suppressant.
It is popularly marketed and used in products containing other pain killers
or muscle relaxants, such as various forms of Tylenol, and as Vicodin,
as well as other brand names of hydrocodone and oxycodone. Under the Texas
Controlled Substances Act, oxycodone and hydrocodone are listed under
Penalty Group 1. Possession, distribution, and trafficking in these drugs
are charged as a felony with penalties based on the amount of drugs involved
in the crime.
Are you facing codeine charges in Fort Bend County?
If you are involved in criminal
drug charges of possession, sales, distribution, or trafficking of codeine-related
drugs, your best defense tactic is to retain the services of a highly-qualified
Sugar Land criminal defense attorney.
At the Khawaja Law Firm PLLC, our team is led by a seasoned trial lawyer
and former Chief Prosecutor of Harris County who focuses on defending
clients in all types of drug charges. Our firm takes pride in the success
we have gained through aggressive and effective defense strategies geared
towards minimizing the negative consequences of criminal charges and penalties.
The Impact of Conviction
It is a felony in our state to possess hydrocodone, oxycodone, or other
codeine-related drugs without a valid prescription. If you are convicted,
penalties will be based on the quantity found in your possession and how
you obtained them. You may be faced with a state jail felony or a more
serious felony involving a state prison term, thousands of dollars in
fines, and other penalties. If convicted, you will have the burden of
a permanent criminal conviction on your record which can adversely affect
Get Help from Khawaja Law Firm, PLLC
Having the best chance of successfully fighting the charges levied against
you requires tenacious and competent legal work. Our powerful and knowledgeable
defense team has represented many individuals accused of this crime and
will take every legal measure to help keep you out of jail and moving
forward with your life.
Contact Khawaja Law Firm, PLLC for help if you are charged with a codeine offense in Sugar Land, TX.