Possession of Heroin in Texas

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Posted on: October 27, 2017
Possession of Heroin Attorney in Austin, Texas 
 
 
CONTACT US 512-457-5200
 
Heroin, in its most common form, is a highly addictive opiod, usually smoked, snorted, or injected for its euphoric effects. Heroin is classified as a schedule I drug, meaning that it poses a high likelihood of abuse and has no medical merit. Therefore, law enforcement treats possession of heroin very seriously. Even a small amount (anything under 1 gram of heroin) may be charged as a felony.  In Texas, this includes a "trace" amount.  A felony conviction can have very serious consequences on your career and future employment and housing opportunities, as well as affect relationships with loved ones.
 
If you or someone you know has been charged with possession of heroin, a strong legal team can help your chances of getting the best possible outcome on your case. Jason Trumpler is an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney with over 15-years of experience. Contact our office today at 512-457-5200.
 
At the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, we are not only serious about getting you the best result in court possible when it comes to your possession of a controlled substance charge related to possession of heroin, we are also committed to getting you the help you need, if necessary, to combat your addiction.  We have helped countless clients combat addiction over the years. 
 
Potential Consequences
 
In the State of Texas, the prosecution must prove that you knowingly had heroin on your person. Some counties offer what is called a “drug diversion program” or "drug court" program.  These programs are generally reserved for non-violent drug offenders with a clean background. Instead of jail time, drug diversion programs seek to rehabilitate offenders through mandatory classes, meetings with probation officers, periodic urinalysis, etc. Typically, if you complete a drug diversion program with no violations your charge may be dismissed. A well-equipped attorney may be able to help you get admitted into one of these programs.
 
However, if you are convicted of possession of heroin, you will be a convicted felon. Potential consequences are based on the amount of heroin you are in possession of.
 
Possession:
 
Under 1 gram: State jail felony. Punishment may be between 6-months – 2-years in jail.
1-4 grams: 3rd degree felony. Punishment may be between 2 – 10-years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
4-200 grams: 2nd degree felony. Punishment may be up to 20-years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Over 200 grams: 1st degree felony. Punishment is a minimum of 10-years and up to life in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
 
There are separate, more serious consequences for possession of heroin with the intent to sell. The prosecution will determine that you had the intent to sell by the presence of things like baggies, scales, etc.
 
Contact Us at 512-457-5200
 
If you or someone you know has been arrested for possession of heroin, contact our office today. Jason Trumpler has successfully represented hundreds of non-violent drug offenders in court, resulting in reduced or completely dismissed charges. He practices in Central Texas counties including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, Bell, Comal, and Lee. Call us today at 512-457-5200.
 

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