Drug Trafficking Attorney in Fort Bend County
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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 13 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 crime lawyers to assist you in providing a formidable defense.
Contact us for your free consultation!
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
- 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.
For the client-focused and aggressive criminal defense you need,