Drug trafficking occurs when someone knowingly transports and delivers a control substance. A key element of drug trafficking charges is in the knowledge of what is being done. A prosecutor must prove that the accused individual intentionally delivered the controlled substance or is part of a group where someone in that group delivered the controlled substance. These charges are prosecuted aggressively, and if you are facing drug trafficking charges, you want to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Since 1983, Reed Prospere has helped clients in Dallas fight drug trafficking charges at both the state and federal levels. When you want an attorney with the knowledge and skill to handle any case, call us.
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Drug trafficking refers to the selling, transporting, delivery, or importing of controlled substances. Controlled substances in Texas are defined by the Texas Controlled Substances Act and are those which appear either in drug Schedules I through V, or in the Texas Penalty Groups.
Common drugs that are involved in trafficking cases include:
Many people erroneously confused possession charges and trafficking charges. They are not the same thing. Both the federal and state government can pursue drug trafficking charges. Which court will handle your case depends on the circumstances surrounding the incident in question. If the crime occurred solely within Texas, the state court would likely handle your situation. However, if the alleged drug trafficking occurred across state lines, or involved federal property, your case will be handled by federal prosecutors.
All drug trafficking cases are felonies. The penalties you face if convicted are primarily dependent on the quantity of drugs involved in the trafficking case. The type of drug is also considered when determining punishments. Penalties for drug trafficking almost always include fines and jail time.
Examples of drug trafficking penalties include:
The federal courts can be intimidating. Reed Prospere has years of experience trying drug trafficking cases in the federal court system. With this great foundation of knowledge behind us, we can help you fight your drug trafficking charges at the federal level. As a Dallas drug trafficking defense lawyer, Reed Prospere is a fierce litigator who is not afraid to take cases before a jury. We understand how prosecutors in Texas and the federal government try these cases, and we can help you build a strong defense that puts your best foot forward.
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At Prospere & Russell*, we are passionate about providing top-quality legal defense to every client. Call us today at (214) 750-8555.