Drug Trafficking Charges in Bryan-College Station
The criminal act of drug trafficking is most commonly considered a federal crime as it typically crosses state borders. Trafficking (distributing or delivering illicit drugs) is also a violation of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. A person may be found guilty of drug trafficking if he or she is proven to have knowingly delivered marijuana or any other illicit or controlled substance in any of the four groups of drugs defined and listed in the Texas Controlled Substances Act. (Marijuana is classified separately under this law.)
Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Bryan-College Station?
The sentences involved for drug trafficking may range anywhere from 180 days to two years in state jail and/or a fine of no more than $10,000 for a state jail felony. For more serious offenses, penalties from life in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or a term of 15 to 99 years in prison and/or a fine of not more than $250,000 for the heaviest first degree felony are possible. The harshness of the sentence imposed depends on how much of the drug is being trafficked.
Contact a Bryan-College Station Drug Trafficking Attorney Today!
We have extensive experience in handling drug-related crimes of all kinds – including drug trafficking. Possible defenses for these offenses include lack of knowledge (the person did not know they had drugs), mistake of fact (the person thought the drug was sugar when in fact, it was cocaine), duress (the person was forced to transport the cocaine because if they refused, something bad would happen to their family), or the substance trafficked was not intended for human consumption. If we decide to accept representation in your case, rest assured you will have an experienced advocate on your side, fully prepared to go the distance to defend your legal rights.
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