HEROIN CRIMES IN TEXAS
Houston Drug Crimes Attorney
Like many states, Texas takes heroin crimes seriously, enforcing relatively strict penalties. Even the smallest amount of possession could result in severe consequences and life-altering punishment. Whether you are facing charges for manufacturing or selling, be sure to seek out the counsel of The Martinez Law Firm. Why? We have more than 15 years of legal experience and will fight tooth and nail to protect your rights! Our founding attorney has received numerous recognitions and awards and continues to stand out as one of the top lawyers in the area.
If you are facing heroin charges, our Houston drug crimes attorney is more than prepared to take on your case. Let us provide the dedicated and driven defense you need! We truly believe that you are innocent until proven guilty and have the right to quality legal representation.
Penalties for Heroin-Related Crimes
The severity of the penalties you face will depend on the type of crime you have been charged with and the amount of heroin involved. If there are other aggravating factors, such as possession of a firearm or location near a school or childcare facility, you can also face increased consequences.
In Texas, possession of any amount of heroin is considered a felony. Even just being in possession of less than a gram could result in 2 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Furthermore, 200-400 grams can be a first-degree felony that carries up to 99 years in prison with up to $100,000 in fines. The sale of heroin carries even more serious penalties and is considered a felony as well.
Building a Strong Defense with Our Team
While there are very strict penalties for heroin crimes, there are some effective defenses an individual can use. With the right legal team behind your case, you can be confident that the best outcome will be achieved.
We may be able to help you demonstrate the following:
- You did not exercise possession over the heroin
- There was an illegal search and seizure involved
- Your rights were violated in some way during the arrest
- You would benefit from a substance abuse program, rather than jail time
Regardless of your situation, you can count on our firm to help you fight your charges and get your life back on track!