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Defending Against Drug Trafficking Charges in Tarrant County

While some drugs are more dangerous and easily abused than others, any crime involving illegal compound substances can incur penalties that can affect a person's life for years to come.

Attorney David Sloane has been practicing criminal defense for over two decades and has a firm grasp on drug laws. As a seasoned Fort Worth drug crimes attorney, he understands the pressure you are under and is willing to do whatever he can to fight for your future. His direct experience with trafficking crimes can provide the reassurance you need during this time.

Why Choose the Law Offices of David Sloane

David has been a member of the National NORML Legislative Committee since 1997 and is a sitting board member of DFWNORML since 2010. David Sloane is a member of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the State Bar College, and has been one of the National Trial Lawyers top 100 National Trial Lawyers since 2014.

You need a Fort Worth drug crimes attorney on your side and David Sloane is the man for the job. Contact his firm today at (817) 349-7118 or schedule your free case evaluation online.

What Qualifies as Drug Trafficking in Texas?

Drug trafficking also known as drug distribution, is the act of selling, transporting, or unlawfully importing illegal controlled substances such as cocaine, heroine, and other illegal drugs.

The specific actions that qualify as drug trafficking depend on the type and amount of drugs involved. In general, a person can be charged with drug trafficking if they are found to be in possession of a large amount of drugs, which is deemed to be above the amount typically intended for personal use.

It's worth noting that the severity of the penalty can increase if the offense occurred in a drug-free zone, such as a school, playground, or youth center. Additionally, repeat offenders may face enhanced sentences.

Potential Penalties for Drug Trafficking in Texas

Before charging you with any penalties, the court must first determine the seriousness of your trafficking crime. This includes the drugs that were involved and the amount being trafficked. In order to be convicted, there must be proof that you acted with full knowledge when transporting the drugs.

Texas operates under the laws set in place by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

Federal drug trafficking crimes are punishable by the following:

  • Schedule I and II drugs: Up to 30 years in prison and/or fines up to $10 million
  • Schedule III drugs: Up to 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $2 million
  • Schedule IV drugs: Up to 6 years in prison and/or fines up to $2 million
  • Schedule V drugs: Up to 2 years in prison and/or fines up to $500,000

The court may impose more serious charges if the offense was in a school or other protected zone.

Aggressive Defense Strategies for Drug Trafficking Cases

Attorney David Sloane will provide you with personalized counsel throughout the entirety of your case in attempt to obtain an outcome.

Drug trafficking defenses can include:

  • Mistaking the trafficked drugs for something different
  • Transporting the drugs out of fear or while under duress
  • Lack of knowledge

You need a Fort Worth drug crimes attorney on your side and David Sloane is the man for the job. Contact the firm today (817) 349-7118 and schedule your free case evaluation.

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