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Drug Trafficking Lawyer

Have you been arrested for delivering or distributing an illicit drug? This is considered drug trafficking. Penalties in Texas are severe.

Hefty fines, jail time, and felony charges are just the beginning, but our attorney can protect you.

Let our drug trafficking lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler in Austin, TX, help you reduce or dismiss your charges.

Protect Your Future From Drug Crime Consequences Contact Our Defense Attorney For a Free Consultation

Jason Trumpler has been representing clients in criminal defense cases since 1999, meaning he has a thorough understanding of drug laws and how to protect his clients from drug crime charges. Like clients he has served in the past, our qualified drug trafficking attorney can help you maintain a clean record and protect you from serious consequences.

If you're dealing with drug possession or drug trafficking charges and you're in Austin, Round Rock, or Williamson County, we want to hear from you. We are available to take your calls 24 hours a day, and we also provide help with bail and release. Let our attorney protect your rights, freedom, and future. Reach out to us now.

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Serving Austin Clients With Perseverance and Integrity


Dee Eubanks

Austin TX


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Jason & Team are amazing!!!! They helped my little brother on two felony cases one of which was completely dismissed the other was reduced to a misdemeanor! I am forever thankful to The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler!

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Quyette Gunter

Austin TX


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My experience with Jason was very professional and he meant business.. handle what he needed to handle and got my felony charges dismissed

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Why Choose Jason Trumpler?

A Wealth of Knowledge 

Criminal defense attorney Jason Trumpler is a skilled negotiator and former narcotics prosecutor who has tried over 100 cases in Texas and California with numerous victories for past clients. As such, he has a deep knowledge of prosecutorial strategies and can devise the best defense to protect clients and mitigate penalties for drug charges.

Free Consultations

Many people put off visiting a lawyer because they think they can't afford it. Our drug trafficking attorney offers complimentary consultations for most drug cases, so you can meet with him and discuss your options for free. He will be honest with you and will let you know if he thinks your drug trafficking or drug crime case is worth pursuing.

Maximum Penalties for Distributing a Penalty Group 1 Substance

Substance Amount Category   Maximum Penalty
 Less than 1 gram State jail felony 2 years in jail, fine of $10,000
 1–4 grams Second-degree felony 20 years in prison, fine of $10,000
 4–200 grams First-degree felony Life in prison, fine of $10,000
200–400 grams First-degree felony Life in prison, fine of $100,000
 More than 400 grams First-degree felony Life in prison, fine of $250,000

For all drug charges, the amount of the controlled substance confiscated by police is determined by aggregate weight, including adulterants or diluents. In addition, potential penalties are automatically increased if a juvenile under 18 years of age was on the premises when the offense was allegedly committed.

The Penalties for Marijuana Distribution

Marijuana is illegal in Texas, but it is treated differently than the drugs that fall into the four penalty groups. The penalties for drug trafficking marijuana are as follows:

Up to 7 Grams With No Remuneration

Distributing seven grams or less of marijuana without selling it is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in prison and a maximum fine of $2,000.

Up to 7 Grams

Selling up to seven grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor offense that can be punished with up to a year in prison and a maximum fine of $4,000.

7 Grams to 5 Pounds

Selling this amount of marijuana is a felony that's punishable with 180 days to two years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

5 Pounds to 50 Pounds

Selling between five and 50 pounds of marijuana carries a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in jail and a maximum of 20 years, as well as a fine up to $10,000.

There are even harsher penalties for the sale or delivery of larger amounts of marijuana, with the highest amounts carrying a potential sentence of life in prison. No matter the severity of your drug trafficking charge, our attorney will fiercely defend your freedoms.

Intent to Sell Charges

If you possess or transport a large quantity of an illicit substance but have not distributed it, you may still be charged with possession with intent to sell. In this case, the court can consider circumstantial evidence, including the presence of paraphernalia, the quantity of on-hand cash, and the frequency of visitors. If the evidence presented is substantially incriminating, the court does not have to prove that you knew of the presence of the illicit substance.

Drug trafficking charges are very serious and should be handled with care by a qualified criminal defense attorney to avoid long-term repercussions. Contact our Austin attorney today.

Possible Defense Strategies

Attorney Jason Trumpler of Trumpler Law can aggressively defend your rights before and during the trial. Some defense strategies he may be able to use include:
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Law Enforcement Mistakes

Our attorney knows that some narcotics officers cut corners and make false statements to file cases. They may also use informants who could provide incorrect information.

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Illegal Search and Seizure

Based on your unique circumstances, we may be able to move to suppress evidence if there is proof of an illegal search by law enforcement or other civil rights violations.

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Proving Innocence

In some cases, innocent victims will transport illegal substances for employers, friends, or loved ones, unaware that they are committing a crime. Prosecutors must be able to prove that you knew you were drug trafficking. Our attorney can help present your story accurately.

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Benji A

Austin TX


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Case Dissmissed! Jason is straight forward and honest. I am beyond grateful. Jason and his team (Tony Sun in particular) exceeded expectations. Put your future in hands you can trust, go with Jason Trumpler.

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joshua raglin

Austin TX


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Truly one of the best lawyers in Austin!!!

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Jason Trumpler

The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler

Jason Trumpler has handled thousands of criminal cases over nearly 20 years. He is a current or past member of several national, state, and local legal associations, including:

  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense®
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Contact our firm online or call us at (512) 457-5200 for a free case review.

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