Cocaine Charges

Houston Cocaine Charge Lawyer

If you have been accused of possession of cocaine, it is imperative that you seek legal representation. Possession of cocaine is a very serious charge in Houston and you need an experience criminal attorney to help you build a defense against such a charge.

Various Degrees of Cocaine Possession

Possession of cocaine has extremely high penalties because Texas considers cocaine to be a very dangerous controlled substance. In fact, cocaine is considered one of the most dangerous controlled substances because of how addictive it is. Level of offense and penalties are based on how much you have in your possession.

Levels of Cocaine Offense

  • Possession of less than one gram is a state jail felony.
  • Possession of 1 to 3.99 grams is a third degree felony.
  • Possession of 4 to 199 grams is a second degree felony.
  • Possession of 200 to 399 grams is a first degree felony.
  • Possession of 400 or more grams is an enhanced first degree felony.

Penalties for Cocaine Charges

Each of these levels carries their own set of penalties. The more severe the level, the more severe the penalties will be. Contacting a great defense lawyer is a must when dealing with a charge that has such varying degrees. An attorney can explain what level you are being charged with and what the potential penalties are.

Penalties for State Jail Cocaine Possession:

  • Up to two years in prison
  • Up to a $10,000 fine

Penalties for Third Degree Cocaine Possession:

  • Two to ten years in prison
  • Up to a $10,000 fine

Penalties for Second Degree Cocaine Possession:

  • Two to 20 years in prison
  • Up to a $10,000 fine

Penalties for First Degree Cocaine Possession:

  • Five to 99 years in prison
  • Ten to 99 years in prison (enhanced)
  • Up to a $10,000 fine
  • Up to a $100,000 fine (enhanced)

Contact a Houston Cocaine Lawyer

Gary Miller of Miller Law Group, PLLC knows how to help you understand what you are facing and how to best defend you. You should not make any statements to law enforcement until you have contacted a legal representative. Mr. Miller can help you decide how to defend against cocaine possession charges and how to make this process as smooth as possible. Make the right choice and contact Gary Miller at 713-866-6233 to evaluate your case today.