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Types of Drugs and Controlled Substances

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Drug crimes are often very serious, and if you are arrested and charged with a drug crime, then you could face extremely harsh penalties for a conviction of this crime. Depending on the amount, and the type of drug that you are charged with committing a crime, you could face more or less severe penalties. It is important for you to know the various types of drugs as well as the penalties associated with them. Illegal drugs include a variety of different controlled substances that are each divided into five categories called schedules, each based on drug addictiveness, accepted medical use, and other factors.

Schedule I
These drugs have a high potential for abuse, are highly addictive, and have no accepted medical use:

Schedule II
These drugs also have a high potential for abuse and are highly addictive, however they do have some accepted medical use:

Schedule III
These drugs have some potential for abuse, but they do have some widely accepted medical uses:

  • Vicodin
  • Tylenol with Codeine
  • Various anabolic steroids

Schedules IV and V
These drugs have a very low potential for abuse, and they have substantial medical use:

  • Valium
  • Robitussin AC

Controlled Substances in Texas

This list of drugs is not comprehensive, and there are many other substances that fall under various schedules. If you are arrested and charged with a drug crime, then you need skilled representation on your side that can provide you with an aggressive defense of your case.

I am Attorney Williamson and I have more than 11 years of experience in representing the residents of Dallas, Texas that have been arrested and charged with various drug crimes. I also offer a free case evaluation so that you may obtain legal advice and information regarding your case without any financial obligation or commitment on your part. Contact a Dallas drug lawyer from my team today to learn how you can fight your charges!

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Law Office of Thayer Williamson - Dallas Drug Crimes Lawyer
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