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Just because a drug is available with a prescription doesn’t mean it’s legal for anyone to use — and trafficking these substances can lead to stiff penalties. Due to the state’s proximity to the Mexican border, lots of prescription drugs are trafficked into Texas.
Keep reading to learn about the sentencing laws for trafficking prescription medications in Texas and how our experienced drug lawyer can help.
The Penalties For Trafficking Prescription Medications
Prescription medications are drugs that are sold legally for specific purposes but are trafficked illegally and sold to people who don’t have a prescription for them. Some of the most popular prescription drugs include Valium, Vicodin, and Oxycontin.
Most prescription medications are in Penalty Groups 3 or 4 under Texas state law. While this may seem less serious than drugs in the higher groups, a charge for trafficking prescription medications can still be devastating for your future.
The sentencing can vary significantly depending on the specific type of drug and the amount you’re charged with trafficking. The minimum penalty for trafficking prescription medications is a jail sentence of up to 180 days and fines of up to $10,000. The maximum penalty is up to 99 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.
How Our Dallas Drug Defense Attorney Can Help
Our attorney Phillip A. Linder has decades of experience in Texas state law from both sides of the court. He knows all the best legal strategies to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
Mr. Linder will fight tirelessly for you, ensuring that your legal rights are observed at all times and leaving no stone unturned. Call our Dallas law office today at 214-329-0376 to schedule a free case review. We look forward to defending your case!