All cocaine & crack related drug crimes are serious felony criminal offenses in Texas. Houston has more than enough of its share of people who get caught in dragnet carried on by the spirit of the drug war. Often, people who are caught in this cycle are nothing more than victims of circumstance and need legal representation in order to avoid unfair and unjust prosecution.
When a person is facing prosecution for a drug crime involving cocaine, the criminal penalties are stiff and come with felony implications making matters all the more worse for the defendant. In these circumstances a defendant needs to be represented by an attorney who has tried a number of drug cases and has earned the experience to ensure his clients some reprieve from the harshest penalties the state of Texas has in store for the convicted.
Penalties For Cocaine Related Texas Drug Crimes
STATE JAIL FELONY
If a person is found to be in possession of less than 1 gram of cocaine they will be charged with a State Jail Felony which carries a potential prison sentence of up to 2 years in a correctional facility in addition to fines of up to 10,000.00.
3RD DEGREE FELONY
If the defendant is found guilty of possession of 1 to 3.99 grams of cocaine they will be charged with a 3rd Degree Felony offense which carries a maximum fine of 10,000.00 and prison sentencing guidelines which range from 2 to 10 years.
2ND DEGREE FELONY
If you’re arrested by police and found to be in possession of over 4 grams, but less than 199 grams of cocaine, you’ll be charged with a 2nd Degree Felony offense which carries a maximum fine of 10,000.00 with a potential jail term that can range from 2 to 20 years in prison.
1ST DEGREE FELONY
1st Degree Felony charges will apply if a person is charged with the possession of 200-399 grams of cocaine by law enforcement. The penalties include a potential fine of up to 10,000.00 in addition to a prison term that ranges from 5 to 99 years in a TDCJ run prison facility.
ENHANCED 1ST DEGREE FELONY
Enhanced 1st Degree Felony charges will apply if a person is charged with the possession of over 400 grams of cocaine by law enforcement. The penalties include a potential fine of up to 100,000.00 in addition to a prison term that ranges from 10 to 99 years.
Contact Attorney Christian Capitaine For Help
Felony drug charges involving cocaine are serious in Texas due to their the addictive nature of the drug and its high potential for abuse. Cocaine is considered a dangerous drug in the State of Texas and if you’re charged with a criminal offense involved with cocaine in any way you’ll need legal representation to fight the felony charges.
If you need experience legal help fighting cocaine/crack related charges, call our Houston law office immediately at 832-618-7831 and ask to talk to me, Christian Capitaine.