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How Do The Scheduling Laws Relate To Criminal Liability?

As we detailed yesterday, all different drugs are separated into different groups called Schedules. The Schedules are broken down into I-V, with Schedule I being considered the most dangerous of the drugs and Schedule V is the least dangerous.

The Texas Penal Code and the Texas Health and Safety Code uses this classification of five different Schedules to place the drugs into Penalty Groups. The drugs are placed into five different Penalty Groups -- Groups 1, 1-A, 2 3, and 4.

The law breaks the crimes down even further. For example, there is a difference in punishment between the offense of possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance. In a previous blog entry, we detailed the difference between the range of punishments between possession and delivery of a controlled susbstance.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a drug crime offense, contact a Plano drug crimes attorney.