Drug Trafficking Defense
New Braunfels Drug Crimes Lawyer
Drug trafficking is among the most serious drug crimes you can be charged
with and has the potential to radically alter the course of your life.
A conviction can lead to enormous fines as well as the possibility of
life in prison. If you are being charged or suspected of drug trafficking,
it is crucial that you secure the services of a New Braunfels drug crimes
attorney at the Kyle Law Firm today. Our founding attorney possesses more
than two decades of experience in criminal defense law and can aggressively
defend your case.
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and talk to a lawyer today.
What is Drug Trafficking?
Drug trafficking occurs when a person distributes, sells, or possesses
a controlled substance in large quantities above a specified amount. This
charge differs from a possession or distribution charge in that it is
determined by the total quantity or weight of a controlled substance.
A person can be charged with trafficking regardless of if transportation
or sale of a drug occurred. The specified amount necessary to incur a
drug trafficking charge differs for each controlled substance. A person
found with less than this specified amount can still face related charges
such as possession and distribution.
In order to secure a conviction for drug trafficking, the prosecution must
- A person was knowingly and intentionally in possession of a controlled
- Quantities exceed the specified amount as outlined by the Controlled Substances
Drug trafficking can be charged at both the federal and state levels. Penalties
can vary widely depending on factors such as the category of drugs involved
as well as prior convictions a defendant may have. Federally, Drug trafficking
is a felony and sentences can range from several years to life in prison.
At the state level, fines associated with a drug trafficking chare can
range from $10,000 to over $100,000. For the most serious federal offense,
a fine may even reach $10 million.
Controlled Substance Categorization
Under Texas State law, controlled substances are divided into four “penalty
groups” and two sub-groups. At the federal level, controlled substances
are grouped into five categories known as schedules based on their probability
of abuse and medical value. The severity or danger ascribed to an individual
drug varies between federal and state level listings.
Examples of drugs in each schedule include:
Schedule I: LSD, Heroin, Marijuana
Schedule II: Cocaine, Oxycodone, Methamphetamine
Schedule III: Ketamine, Anabolic Steroids, testosterone
Schedule IV: Xanax, Vallium, Ambien
Schedule V: Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica
Hire a Nationally-Recognized Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with drug trafficking, it is imperative that you
contact our New Braunfels drug trafficking attorneys at the Kyle Law Firm
immediately. Our team includes Attorney Steve Harkin who is Board Certified
in Criminal Law and Attorney Mathew Kyle who has maintained a perfect
10/10 “Superb” Avvo Rating. Put our expertise to work for
you and secure a high-caliber defense to help protect your future.
The sooner you contact us,
the sooner we can help. Call (830) 476-7780.