Cocaine Crimes in Texas
Possession or distribution of cocaine comes with heavy consequences in Texas. Having only a gram of crack cocaine can bear serious felony charges. Call (281) 853-8537.
Convictions for cocaine possession carry stiff fines and jail time depending on the amount of cocaine possessed, but our attorneys will fight to get you the best results possible and help you avoid a conviction.
Cocaine Crimes Defense Lawyer
Possession of cocaine and delivering cocaine are both serious offenses under Texas law, and convictions come with severe legal consequences.
Have you been charged for a crime involving cocaine or crack, including possession, distribution, or trafficking?
We are committed to providing you the highest quality of legal aid, and have secured favorable outcomes to clients throughout the Houston area. Our top priority is getting the best possible result in every case, and we are dedicated to helping you beat the charges.
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Possession of Cocaine
Possession of a controlled substance is a crime in all fifty states and under federal law, and is treated as a serious offense with severe consequences.
If a person is found in possession of cocaine in Texas, he or she would likely be charged with violations of criminal law. Depending on the circumstances of the offense, including the amount of the drug possessed, legal penalties will vary. If found in possession of less than 1 gram of cocaine, a person could be charged with a state jail felony. Possession of amounts between one and four grams is considered a third-degree felony, possession of four to 200 grams elevates the charge to a second-degree felony, and possession of 200 to 400 grams is a first-degree felony. Possession of more than 400 grams of cocaine carries severe legal ramifications.
Convictions of this serious criminal offense carry prison sentences of 10 to 99 years at a Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice institution, a $100,000 fine, or both. Possession of this amount could mean a life in prison and financial bankruptcy.
Manufacture or Delivery of Cocaine
A person commits the offense of manufacture or delivery of cocaine if he or she “knowingly manufactures, delivers or possesses with intent to deliver” the cocaine, according to Texas Health & Safety Code Section 481.112(a). The statutory scheme prohibits all points of cocaine distribution from its original manufacture until its physical delivery to the ultimate consumer.
Under Section 481.002(8), the word deliver means to transfer, actually or constructively, to another a controlled substance, counterfeit substance, or drug paraphernalia, regardless of whether there is an agency relationship.” The term delivery includes offering to sell a controlled substance, counterfeit substance or drug paraphernalia.
Under Section 481.002(9), “delivery” or “drug transaction” means the act of delivering. Texas law provides for at least five ways to commit an offense under Section 481.112 including knowingly doing one of the following:
• An offer to sell
• Possession with intent to deliver
• Through knowing delivery by actual transfer
• Through knowing delivery by constructive transfer
Contesting the Legality of the Search
If you were charged with a drug crime, it is possible those charges arose from an improperly conducted search or another violation of your constitutional rights.
Our attorneys will examine the circumstances of the arrest, ensuring that your rights were not violated, and assess any evidence gathered by officers at the scene.
Any evidence that is a product of an illegal search of seizure is inadmissible in court, and we will file motions to suppress any such evidence. Oftentimes, successful motions will result in the dismissal of the charges.
We will do our best to ensure your rights are protected and fight to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
Finding the Best Cocaine Possession Attorney in Harris County
If you are facing charges for cocaine possession or any other drug-related offense, you need quality representation to protect your rights and your freedom.
The attorneys at our office are dedicated to serving you and helping you avoid a conviction. We have the experience and expertise to provide counsel for a variety of cocaine charges, and represent clients throughout Houston and the surrounding areas.
Call us today at (281) 853-8537 for a free phone evaluation regarding your case.