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Can I Go To Jail For Distributing Valium When It Is A Legal Drug?

We receive this question often. The answer is an emphatic yes. Though drugs like Ritalin, Xanax, and Valium are common drugs, they are drugs that are highly regulated and monitored by local, state, and federal authorities. In order to obtain one of these drugs (legally), you must see a doctor and be prescribed a prescription. If you are not licensed by the State of Texas as a Pharmacist, it is illegal for you to distribute this drug to anyone.
  • If you have been charged with possession of controlled substance in Penalty Group 3 and the quantity is less 28 grams, then you can be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor .
  • If you have been charged with possession of controlled substance in Penalty Group 3 and the quantity is between 28 and 200 grams, then you can be charged with a Second Degree Felony .
  • If you have been charged with possession of controlled substance in Penalty Group 3 and the quantity is between 200 and 400 grams, then you can be charged with a First Degree Felony . The code states that the person can be sentenced to 5 to 99 years in prison with a fine up to $10,000.
  • If you have been charged with possession of controlled substance in Penalty Group 3 and the quantity is more than 400 grams, then you can be charged with a Enhanced First Degree Felony . However, in this instance, the Texas Health and Safety Code enhances the First Degree range of punishment. The code states that the person can be sentenced to 10 to 99 years in prison with a fine up to $100,000.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a distribution drug crime, contact a Plano drug lawyer today.
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