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Your rights, freedom, and future—these are just some of the few things that are at stake when you are facing drug trafficking charges. Drug trafficking refers to the illegal sale of a controlled substance, or distribution. If you were recently arrested for this serious drug offense, you need to take immediate action.
At The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, we have over 15 years of experience and a vast working knowledge of search and seizure law that may be utilized to argue that your constitutional rights were violated by law enforcement when they seized the drugs. We work relentlessly towards the most favorable case outcome available for our clients. No matter how serious your situation may seem, we are confident in the abilities of our Fort Bend County drug trafficking lawyers to assist you in providing a formidable defense.
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Texas Drug Trafficking Penalties
Drug trafficking is one of the most serious drug charges in Texas. Although the penalties depend on the amount of drugs involved and other circumstances, all drug trafficking offenses are considered felonies.
If convicted of a felony drug trafficking charge, you may face the following penalties:
- Between 180 days to 2 years in a State Jail Facility (State Jail Facility)
- Between 2 to 10 years in a Texas penitentiary (Third Degree Felony)
- Between 2 to 20 years in a Texas penitentiary (Second Degree Felony)
- Between 5-99 years in a Texas penitentiary (First Degree Felony)
- Between 10 and 99 years or life in prison and fine up to $100,000 [Sale of between 200 and 400 grams] (Special Class Felony)
- Between 15 and 99 years or life in prison and fine up to $250,000 [Sale of more than 400 grams] (Special Class Felony)
Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties
Drug trafficking often involves importing and delivery drugs between two or more states or countries. For example, delivering or importing drugs from Mexico to Texas. However, if you are accused of drug trafficking in Texas and in another state or country, you could face both state and federal criminal charges.
For example, the following drugs and amounts are punishable by a federal prison sentence between five and 40 years, as well as a fine of up to $2,000,000 if only a person was involved or $5,000,000 if a group was involved:
Cocaine – Between 500 and 4999 grams mixture
Methamphetamine – Between five and 49 grams mixture
PCP – Between 10 and 99 grams of pure PPC or between 50 and 499 grams mixture
LSD – Between one and nine grams mixture
Fentanyl – Between 40 and 399 grams mixture
When it comes to trafficking marijuana, an offense involving 1,000 kilograms or more mixture, or $1,000 or more plants, carries a federal prison term between 10 years and life imprisonment and a fine of up to $4,000,000 if only a person was involved or $10,000 if a group was involved.
Discuss Your Case with Our Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyer Now
At The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, we can carefully review the details of your case during a free evaluation. This will allow us to gain a better understanding of your specific needs and how we can be of assistance to you.
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If you hesitate to hire an attorney, it may become more difficult to obtain favorable evidence and/or locate witnesses that can testify on your behalf. The sooner you contact The Sims Law Firm, PLLC the sooner we can discuss your charges and get started on your defense.
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