Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney
San Antonio, Texas
Possession of nearly any scheduled controlled substance or narcotic could lead to a drug trafficking charge.
While every drug trafficking case is different, people who are facing allegations of serious drug crimes are often facing extremely harsh legal consequences.
Sentences vary based upon the type of illicit substance, the amount of the substance, and whether there are also any prior convictions.
The penalties for drug trafficking depend on the controlled substances involved in the crime. It is important to understand that most drug trafficking offenses will be be charged as felonies, which pose the risk of prison time upon conviction.
Under Texas law, to be convicted of drug trafficking, the prosecutor must prove that the person knowingly manufactured, delivered, or possessed with the intent to deliver a controlled substance.
In Federal Court, the prosecution will often charge individuals with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Under the law of conspiracy, a person may be convicted even though they were not found in possession of the substance, so long as there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that they agreed to assist others in the drug trafficking scheme.
A person who is convicted of drug trafficking may be looking at years in federal or state prison, substantial fines, probation, supervised release, restitution, and a felony record.
If you are facing drug trafficking charges, it is of utmost importance that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to put forth the best possible defense to the charges.
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