As with any other illicit substance, the possession and sale of cocaine is illegal in the state of Texas. Although penalties depend on the amount of cocaine in question, they will generally include jail time and monetary fines. Whether you’re being charged for possessing a gram of cocaine or for manufacturing over 400 grams, one thing remains true: it’s necessary to have legal representation to support you every step of the way. Choose Sergio Coronado Law as your drug offense lawyer.
Although punishments for cocaine possession vary depending on the amount in possession, any amount will lead to felony charges. This is due to the fact that the state of Texas is notoriously strict on cocaine, above almost all other drugs. If you possess less than 1 gram of cocaine, you will be charged with a state jail felony. Punishment for such a charge ranges from 6 months to 2 years in prison. If you possess anywhere between 1 gram to 4 grams of cocaine, you will be charged with a third degree felony. 4 to 200 grams leads to a second degree felony. Between 200 grams and 400 grams constitutes as a first degree felony. If you are found with more than 400 grams of cocaine in your possession, the punishment can be between 10 to 99 years in prison. A fine of $100,000 may also be instituted.
Manufacturing, delivering, or selling cocaine is illegal in the state of Texas. Punishments for these acts depend on the weight of the cocaine in question. Manufacturing under one gram of cocaine, for instance, can result in 180 days to 2 years in jail along with a $10,000 fine. Manufacturing over 400 grams of cocaine, on the other hand, can result in 15 to 99 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $250,000. The punishments for delivery or sale of cocaine are determined based on similar factors.
Whether you claim you’re innocent or you admit to possessing or selling cocaine, it’s imperative to team up with a drug offense lawyer. Sergio Coronado Law has been serving the Sun City with drug defense legal assistance for nearly 30 years. We understand what’s necessary for a drug case to be successful. Don’t go it alone, have a strong team by your side. It is our job, as your law firm, to make the outcome as positive as possible. Texas drug laws are particularly strict when it comes to cocaine. Simple possession charges may be reduced if the individual undergoes treatment or submits to periodic drug testing. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Contact us today to learn more about what our team can do for you.