Having a serious drug-related problem could happen to anyone. One minute your life may have felt right on track, and the next minute you may have found yourself at the beck and call of an illegal substance. You may not even feel fully aware of how you ended up in the situation, but trying a drug even once could quickly lead to this type of scenario.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, the potential legal ramifications can be quite severe. Depending on the specifics of your individual case, drug crimes are punishable at either the state or federal level. This column will work to address some of the common types of drug crimes often seen in Texas and how authorities determine if state or federal laws apply when filing charges.