Mushrooms: Defending Drug Crimes
Plano Drug Crime Lawyer for Cases Involving Mushrooms
The Texas Controlled Substances Act has been updated as of September 1,
2011. More substances are being added to the list of drugs that can result
in criminal charges for possession, distribution, or other charges. Mushrooms,
or "shrooms" as they are called on the street, are a naturally
occurring mushroom that has hallucinogenic properties. These mushrooms
are classified under the Act as a Penalty Group 2-A controlled substance.
They are also called "magic mushrooms" or "psilocybin mushrooms."
If you have been found to be in possession of "shrooms" you
could face some very serious consequences if you are convicted. As a Penalty
Group 2-A controlled substance, the charges filed range from a state jail
felony to a 1st degree felony. Under the current state law, there are
varying penalties based upon the amount of the substance found in possession
of the accused.
Proving Possession: Your Defense Options
Possession charges are based upon the belief by law enforcement and the
prosecuting attorney that the individual involved was in actual care,
custody, control or management of the mushrooms. When the mushrooms are
found on your person, it could potentially be difficult to dispute possession,
but when found in your car or home, there could be reason to believe that
you had no knowledge that the mushrooms were even there. Even if you were
searched by law enforcement and found to be in possession of mushrooms,
you have options that should be explored. It is possible that you were
the victim of a rights violation in an illegal search and seizure, and
if proven, a motion to suppress evidence could be filed with the court.
Never make a decision about how to plead in a drug crime case without first
getting a full case analysis by our professional legal team at The Zendeh
Del Law Firm, PLLC. We have extensive trial experience and have been successful
in defending our clients in all types of drug cases. We represent individuals
who face criminal charges due to being accused of possession or
possession with intent to distribute mushrooms, and you can be confident that we will act fast and effectively
on your behalf.
Penalties in Mushroom Charges
Since mushrooms fall into Penalty Group 2, along with other hallucinogenic
substances such as synthetic
marijuana, PCP, mescaline, and others, the fines involved can range as high as $50,000
based upon the amount of the substance found in the possession of the
accused. The time spent in a correctional facility in the state can be
as long as 2 years for less than one gram of the substance, and 5-99 years
for the possession of 400 grams or more. These are very serious issues,
and when your freedom is at risk, you can't take chances. Getting
the highest quality defense attorney fighting for you from the start of
your case is extremely important.
You must get your case evaluated as early in the process as is possible.
Never attend a court hearing without a skilled and aggressive drug crime
lawyer at your side. We are here to protect the rights of those who are
accused of being in possession of mushrooms, or that are facing charges
related to trafficking this controlled substance. You can find out more
about our professional qualifications at our
firm profile. One of our founding attorneys formerly served as an Assistant District
Attorney and has extensive trial experience.
Get the help you need to fight back.
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