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Drug trafficking is a major felony in the state of Texas. One of the substances most commonly trafficked into the state is cocaine. Categorized as part of Penalty Group 1 along with methamphetamine and heroin, cocaine is considered one of the most dangerous illegal drugs and carries some of the most severe consequences.
Learn about the laws for trafficking cocaine in the state of Texas and how our attorney can help you.
Cocaine Trafficking Laws
Trafficking any amount of cocaine is illegal and will likely result in steep fines, as well as jail time. However, the severity of your sentence can vary significantly based on the amount of the drug you’re charged with trafficking.
For instance, trafficking less than 1 gram of cocaine is a state jail felony. This can result in fines of up to $10,000, in addition to a prison sentence ranging from 180 days to 2 years. On the other hand, trafficking 1.5 grams of cocaine is a 2nd-degree felony that could lead to a 20-year prison sentence. This means that as little as half a gram of cocaine can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.
The penalties for trafficking cocaine in the state of Texas are grouped into five categories, ranging from state jail felony to 1st-degree felony. If you’re charged with trafficking 400 grams or more of cocaine, you may be fined as much as $250,000 and sentenced to anywhere from 15 to 99 years in prison.
How Our Attorney Can Help
While cocaine trafficking is a very serious crime, there are still valid legal strategies that can be taken on your behalf. For instance, you may be able to get a trafficking charge reduced to the less severe category of possession, or the evidence being used against you can be thrown out if it wasn’t obtained properly.
If you’re being charged with trafficking cocaine, don’t give up hope right away. Our experienced drug crime defense attorney, Phillip A. Linder, will thoroughly evaluate your case and expose any flaws in the prosecution’s argument. He’ll use his comprehensive knowledge of Texas state law to build an air-tight defense and fight to achieve a favorable result for your case.
Call our Dallas law firm at 214-329-0376 to schedule a free case review with Mr. Linder. We look forward to meeting you and protecting your legal rights.