Protect Your Rights With Phillip A. Linder
Heroin is an illicit drug that’s illegal to possess or distribute in all 50 states. Texas categorizes the possession of any amount of heroin as a felony. The penalties of conviction are harsh, including prison time, heavy fines, loss of driver’s license, and mandatory drug education and treatment, as well as other adverse consequences.
That’s why it’s crucial to know your rights and get in touch with Phillip A. Linder, a criminal defense attorney with over 30 years of experience.
Heroin Possession Laws
Possessing any amount of heroin in the state of Texas is illegal and as a result, the charges of heroin possession can be severe. For example, if you’re arrested with less than one gram of heroin, it’s considered a state felony with up to 2 years in prison with a $10,000 fine, even if this is your first offense.
However, being arrested with 1 to 4 grams results in a third-degree felony charge accompanied by 2 to 10 years in prison with a $10,000 fine. The maximum penalty for heroin possession is reserved for people who are arrested with more than 400 grams of heroin and will receive an enhanced first-degree felony along with 10 to 99 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Defending a Heroin Possession Charge
As stated above, even possessing the smallest amount of heroin is illegal and will result in severe consequences. However, our criminal defense attorney is able to assess all the details of your case to ensure all your legal rights have been observed. For example, if you were searched by police without a warrant or probable cause, the evidence has to be dismissed and your charges will likely be dropped.
In any case, it’s important to have a criminal defense attorney on your side. With years of experience, Phillip A. Linder in Dallas, TX can help defend your case.
Call Our Dallas Law Firm Today
At The Linder Firm, we’re dedicated to helping you keep your record clean. If you’ve been arrested for possession of heroin, we’re here to help. With over 30 years of experience and over 200 trials behind him, Phillip A. Linder has the ultimate knowledge of Texas drug laws that’s needed to win your case.
Call our Dallas law firm to schedule a consultation today. We look forward to meeting you and helping you develop a legally sound defense.