A criminal charge for possession of cocaine is very serious.
If you are faced with charges of cocaine possession, you need the best defense possible.
With years of experience defending drug-related crimes, Austin, TX, cocaine lawyer Jason Trumpler can protect you from harsh penalties.
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The early hours and days of a criminal case involving drugs are especially important. You need a drug attorney on your side from the start. Our Austin team is available 24/7 to provide guidance and aid in jail release. Call now to receive our help and protection from police and prosecutors.
Drug Crimes in Texas Are Especially Serious
Texas drug laws enforce some of the most severe penalties in the country: possession of less than one gram of cocaine can result in a felony conviction. Depending on the circumstances of the case, judges may compound these penalties even further.
Cocaine falls into Penalty Group 1, the most severe penalty category in Texas for crimes involving possession of a controlled substance. The severity of the consequences increases according to the amount of cocaine found by law enforcement:
|Substance amount||Category||Potential Penalties|
|Less than 1 gram||State jail felony||Up to 2 years in jail, fine of $10,000|
|Between 1 - 4 grams||Third degree felony||2-10 years in prison, fine of $10,000|
|Between 4 - 200 grams||Second degree felony||2-20 years in prison, fine of $10,000|
|Between 200 - 400 grams||First degree felony||5 years to life in prison, fine of $10,000|
|More than 400 grams||Enhanced first degree felony||10 years to life in prison, fine of $100,000|
Texas Enforces a Variety of Drug Charge Enhancements
With some of the toughest drug laws in the country, Texas also enforces a variety of enhancements for cocaine possession charges. You may face stiffer penalties if your case involves:
Cocaine Cases Require A Deeply Knowledgeable Lawyer
In some cases, you may face both state and federal charges. The complexity of these charges often requires an attorney with an extensive track record in drug crime criminal defense. After years spent working as a narcotics prosecutor, Mr. Trumpler is deeply familiar with the system, police tactics, and search and seizure laws in both the Texas and federal court systems.
At The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler in Round Rock and Austin, TX, we take your rights and freedom very seriously. Our first priority is to clear you of drug charges. If this is not possible, then we strive to renegotiate and minimize penalties.
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It is important to understand that the State must prove you were in possession of a controlled substance, which means demonstrating that you intentionally had custody, care, and control of cocaine. Law enforcement must obtain evidence from your car or home in the course of a legal search. If not, they are in violation of your constitutional rights and the judge may rule to exclude certain evidence or drop charges.
Prosecutors often intimidate people charged with cocaine misdemeanors or felonies like DWI, drug possession, and trafficking into pleading guilty. They do so by threatening potentially innocent individuals with even stiffer punishments if they go to court to fight their charges. Mr. Trumpler has practiced law since 1999, and over the course of his approximately 25-year career has taken more than 100 cases to trial. With him as your attorney, you can go to court with confidence.
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