The Consequences Of Campus Drug Use
Roughly 20 percent of college students have reported abusing “study drugs”* — prescription drugs that can increase one’s ability to focus, which many find useful when working on a paper or preparing for a test (and which others use for strictly recreational purposes). A somewhat higher percentage of students admit to using marijuana — nearly 40 percent, according to the DEA.
Indeed, such activity is so common that it seems harmless. Unfortunately, it’s also illegal. And in Texas, the authorities still treat the abuse of such drugs with the utmost severity. Those charged face jail time and court fees. For students, there’s also the possibility of academic discipline, including the loss of federal loans, scholarship funding, suspension and, in some cases, expulsion.
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Protecting Students’ Rights And Interests
At Kyle Law Firm, our aim is to protect the rights and assert the interests of college (and high school) students charged with drug crimes. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience in such matters, and possess a thorough understanding of what’s at stake — namely, one’s future.
We are diligent in our preparation for each case, and have earned a reputation for effectiveness both inside and outside the courtroom. We are skilled at negotiating with opposing counsel to reduce the penalties our clients face and, whenever possible, we will seek to have a case dismissed.
The Penalties For Campus Drugs
Texas’s marijuana laws are viewed by many as the most stringent in the nation. Even the most minor of possession charges is treated as a Class B misdemeanor, with penalties that may include up to six months in jail and $2,000 in fines.
Meanwhile, items containing hash oil in any amount — a common ingredient in “marijuana edibles” — are subject to felony penalties. Possession of less than 1 gram of hash oil can earn an offender up to two years in prison.
Most study drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall are classified as Schedule II substances, and are seen as having a high potential for abuse and dependence. The use of such drugs without a prescription can lead to an array of legal penalties, as well as academic penalties that are at the discretion of one’s school.
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