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Texas Drug Trafficking Laws & Penalties

Drug trafficking occurs when somebody delivers or transports a controlled substance from one location to another. Depending on the circumstances, the offense can be charged as either a state or federal crime. Regardless of which jurisdiction it's prosecuted under, the conviction penalties are severe, resulting in years of incarceration and/or thousands to millions of dollars in fines. Not to mention, having a mark on a criminal record can make it difficult for the individual to readjust to society even after they have served their time.

If you've been accused of drug trafficking, you need serious defense on your side to fight your charges. Turn to Scott H. Palmer, P.C. for the legal representation you need. Our attorneys have over 98 years of combined legal experience, and they work together on every case they handle. This means, when you hire us, you'll have a team of lawyers on your side, exploring every legal option and building an innovative defense strategy for your particular case. We know the profound effects a conviction can have on your life, which is why we will work relentlessly toward obtaining a favorable outcome on your behalf.

Tell us your side of the story by calling (214) 891-3382 today.

Challenging the Accusations Made Against You

When state or federal prosecutors take on drug possession cases, they must prove that the defendant knowingly or intended to transport a controlled substance. Although they might have evidence against the defendant, that does not mean it's enough for them to convince a judge or jury that the individual is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

If you've been accused of drug trafficking, pleading guilty is not the only course of action you can take. You may have other options, and our Dallas lawyers are ready to review them with you and answer any questions you might have. We'll thoroughly examine every detail of your case, including the evidence against you and the details about your arrest to spot hole's in the government's allegations and determine what defenses may be raised on your behalf.

Texas Drug Trafficking Penalties

As mention earlier, drug trafficking is a state or federal crime. The penalties depend on whether you were convicted in state or federal court, what substance you were accused of trafficking, and the amount of the drug you allegedly tried to transport.

For instance, in Texas, heroin and cocaine are classified as Penalty Group 1 drugs.

If you're convicted of knowingly delivering less than 1 gram of heroin or cocaine, which is a state jail felony, you may be punished by:

  • Up to 2 years imprisonment, and/or
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

For knowingly trafficking 4 to 200 grams, the penalties you could face include:

  • Up to 99 years in prison, and/or
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

The federal penalties for trafficking heroin or cocaine are different from the state's.

Delivering 1 kilogram or more of a substance containing heroin or 5 kilograms or more of a substance containing cocaine can result in:

  • Up to 10 years imprisonment, and/or
  • Up to $10,000,000 in fines (if the defendant was an individual)

If the use of the drug resulted in serious bodily injury or death, the imprisonment term increases to 20 years to life.

Defense for Drug Trafficking Cases in Dallas, TX

Facing an accusation for drug trafficking can be frightening and stressful. Our Dallas attorneys are here to guide you through the process of resolving your case. With two former prosecutors on our team and Attorney Scott Palmer being a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, you can be confident that you will receive sound advice backed by a wealth of varied experience.

Schedule your confidential consultation by calling us at (214) 891-3382 or submitting an online contact form.

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