COCAINE DEFENSE LAWYER IN HOUSTON
Houston Drug Crimes Attorney Protecting Your Rights
Texas classifies controlled dangerous substances into four penalty groups, ranging from highly addictive drugs to those that are considered less dangerous. Cocaine falls into the most severe penalty group since it has no medical value and since individuals are likely to abuse it. Cocaine possession carries severe penalties, including lengthy jail time and large fines. If you have been arrested for or are facing charges related to cocaine possession, your future and freedom are at risk.
Let an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney from The Martinez Law Firm fight for your rights as a defendant. The firm’s lead attorney has a proven track record, which shows he can handle even the most complex criminal litigation. He understands that the criminal justice system is far from perfect, so he will examine how police have gathered evidence and handled your case, looking for any mistakes they may have made to be sure justice is done. He also offers his clients a tailor-made approach, with legal representation personalized for their situation.
Penalties for Cocaine Possession in Houston, Texas
The state of Texas hands down serious penalties for drug crimes, with some of the harshest sentences reserved for cocaine-related charges.
If police find less than one gram of cocaine in your possession, you could face:
- 180 days in jail or up to two years in prison
- Fines of up to $10,000
If they find between one and four grams, you could face:
- Prison time lasting from two to ten years
- Fines up to $10,000
Carrying between four and 200 grams can result in:
- $10,000 in fines
- Two to 20 years in prison
If police recover between 200 and 400 grams, you could face:
- Increased fines up to $100,000
- Anywhere from five to 99 years in prison
Finally, if you face charges for possessing more than 400 grams, your fine can cost up to $100,000 and come with ten to 99 years in prison. If your cocaine-related charges involve drug trafficking, your penalties can increase exponentially depending on the amount of the drug involved and where the trafficking took place, among other factors.
A Hard-Hitting Law Firm for Your Case: Houston Cocaine Attorney
Attorney Herman Martinez has more than 15 years of criminal law experience. As a former prosecutor, he understands both sides of the legal process—knowledge he uses to develop a strong defense for his clients. From careful negotiations to hard-hitting, aggressive trial representation, he knows what it takes to achieve successful results in and outside of the courtroom. Take advantage of a free initial consultation to learn about how a skilled Houston criminal defense attorney can make a difference for your future.