Have You Been Charged With Trafficking Marijuana?
Drug trafficking describes the transportation or delivery of an illegal substance, such as marijuana. This is a serious crime in the state of Texas that can lead to life-altering penalties, so it’s crucial that you obtain experienced legal counsel.
Thankfully, our attorney Phillip A. Linder has an intimate knowledge of marijuana and other drug trafficking laws that will allow him to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Charges For Trafficking Marijuana
Although marijuana has recently become legal in many states, Texas isn’t one of them. As a result, the penalties for trafficking marijuana in the state can be severe. Your sentencing will depend on the amount you’re arrested with, along with a few additional factors such as whether anyone under 18 is involved.
The minimum sentencing for a marijuana trafficking charge in the state of Texas is 180 days in jail, along with fines of up to $2,000. That may seem scary enough, but it can get far worse — if you’re charged with trafficking large quantities of marijuana, you may be fined up to $100,000 and spend anywhere from 10 years to life in prison.
How Our Attorney Can Help
It’s important to remember that even what may seem like a minor charge can develop into a significant one. For example, if you’re arrested with a small amount of marijuana but you have a scale in your possession, this could be seen as an intent to sell. Suddenly, a minor possession charge turns into drug trafficking and you could be looking at serious jail time.
Since a charge for trafficking marijuana can devastate your future, it’s essential to get help from an experienced lawyer. As a Board-Certified attorney in Texas Criminal Law with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Linder can ensure your legal rights are observed.
If you’ve been arrested for trafficking marijuana, call our Dallas law office or fill out the form below so we can get started on your defense right away.