An overview of cocaine laws in Texas

On Behalf of | Jul 6, 2020 | Drug Charges

If you are facing drug-related charges, you will need to consider the type of drug that you are accused of being involved with as well as the state that you are facing charges in. Both of these factors will play a huge part in the likely consequences you will face.

This article will give a brief overview of the laws that apply to a person accused of possessing or selling cocaine in Texas. While the penalties can be serious, it may be possible to defend yourself and have all charges dismissed.

The possession or sale of cocaine in Texas

Possessing even the smallest amount of cocaine in Texas can lead to serious consequences. If you are found in the possession of less than 1 gram, you’ll be charged with a felony and will likely spend time up to two years in a state jail. If you are found with more than 200 grams of cocaine, you could be subject to a jail sentence of up to 99 years.

Selling cocaine with aggravating factors

Penalties for selling cocaine can be double in certain situations. For example, if you are found to have sold cocaine to a minor who is enrolled in school you’ll face second-degree felony charges. If you were found to have sold cocaine within a drug-free zone, your penalties will be doubled.

If you are concerned because you have been found in possession of cocaine, you should not delay action. By understanding your rights under the law and learning about the possible defense options available to you, you’ll have the best possible chance of minimizing any penalties you may face.