What does poss cs pg 1 =4g 200g mean? His bond is 10,500. If he got that charge and forgery instrument.how long is his sentence?
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He needs a defense attorney immediately.
The POCS PG1 4g-200g is shorthand for a Possession of Controlled Substance charge.
He is being charged with possessing a drug that is listed on the Penalty Group 1 table of the Texas Controlled Substances Act (typically cocaine or methamphetamines), in an amount between 4 grams to 200 grams. This felony level offense is classified as a 2nd degree felony under the laws of the State of Texas. This means the statutory range of punishment is confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division (prison) for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 20 years. Plus a fine of up to $10,000.00.
The range of punishment for the forgery charge, which is also a felony offense, will depend on the dollar amount of the check or credit slip he is accused of forging.
The really bad news though, is that you indicated that he has a prior felony conviction. If that is the case, under the Texas version of the "three strikes law" the punishment classification for any new criminal offenses can be increased by 1 level. That means that the 2nd degree felony POCS PG1 4g-200g case could be bumped up to a 1st degree felony offense, which has a statutory punishment range of between 5 years to 99 years or life of confinement in prison plus a fine of up to $10,000.00.
This is a very serious matter and needs to be treated as such.
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