If you have been accused of drug trafficking, you will know that the consequences of this on a federal level are extremely serious. It is important that you understand the penalties that you could be subject to as a result of the charge, and that you understand how the crime of drug trafficking is defined.
Being in possession of a drug is a relatively mild crime in comparison with any involvement of manufacturing, trafficking or dispensing a drug. This is because the federal government wants to stop the availability and movement of drugs, and a way to do this is to heavily penalize those who facilitate drug sales.
When is federal law applied to drug trafficking crimes?
When a drug is trafficked across state lines, federal law will be applied to the crime. However, if the crime of drug trafficking is contained entirely within the state of Texas, Texas state laws regarding drug trafficking will be applied.
How can it be proven that I was trafficking drugs?
You do not need to be caught in the act of trafficking by the police in order to be charged with the crime of drug trafficking. For example, if you have a high quantity of a controlled substance simply in your possession, more than what would be considered as intended for personal use, it can be inferred that you had the intent to sell the drug.
If you want to defend yourself against a drug charge in Texas, it is important that you take immediate action. By acting quickly, you will have a better chance of forming a strong defense.