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Facing Drug Trafficking Charges in Texas?

Drug trafficking is a serious crime that carries severe penalties. If you have been charged with a drug trafficking offense, it is important to seek the help of an experienced attorney to protect your rights and to ensure the most favorable outcome.

At The Law Offices of Michael F. White, P.C., we have years of experience defending clients against drug trafficking charges. We understand the complexities of drug trafficking laws and we know how to build a strong defense on your behalf. Our team of experienced attorneys will work with you to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire process.


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Drug Trafficking Laws & Penalties in Texas

In Texas, drug trafficking refers to the illegal sale, transportation, import, or distribution of controlled substances, including but not limited to drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy), LSD, and marijuana. Texas law categorizes controlled substances into different penalty groups, ranging from Penalty Group 1 (most serious) to Penalty Group 4 (least serious).

Penalties for drug trafficking offenses are typically based on the penalty group, the amount of the drug involved, and any previous criminal history.

The following are the penalties for drug trafficking offenses in Texas, based on the penalty groups:

  • Penalty Group 1 (Cocaine, heroin, meth, oxycodone, etc.):

    • Less than 1 gram: State jail felony punishable by 180 days to 2 years in a state jail facility and a fine of up to $10,000.
    • 1 gram to less than 4 grams: Third-degree felony punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
    • 4 grams to less than 200 grams: Second-degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
    • 200 grams to less than 400 grams: First-degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years or life imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.
    • 400 grams or more: Enhanced first-degree felony punishable by 10 to 99 years or life imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000.
  • Penalty Group 2 (MDMA, magic mushrooms, etc.):

    • Less than 1 gram: State jail felony.
    • 1 gram to less than 4 grams: Third-degree felony.
    • 4 grams to less than 400 grams: Second-degree felony.
    • 400 grams or more: Enhanced first-degree felony.
  • Penalty Group 3 (Xanax, Ritalin, Valium, etc.):

    • Less than 28 grams: Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in county jail and a fine of up to $4,000.
    • 28 grams to less than 200 grams: Third-degree felony.
    • 200 grams to less than 400 grams: Second-degree felony.
    • 400 grams or more: Enhanced first-degree felony.
  • Penalty Group 4 (Compounds with small doses of codeine or opium):

    • Less than 28 grams: Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in county jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
    • 28 grams to less than 200 grams: Third-degree felony.
    • 200 grams to less than 400 grams: Second-degree felony.
    • 400 grams or more: Enhanced first-degree felony.

These penalties can be enhanced if aggravating factors are present, such as selling drugs to minors, involvement in a criminal organization, or proximity to schools or other designated areas. Additionally, drug trafficking could be charged as a federal offense if the activity occurred in multiple states or countries.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug trafficking offense, please contact The Law Offices of Michael F. White, P.C. in Temple, Texas. We are here to provide you with experienced and knowledgeable legal services. Our team of experienced attorneys will work hard to ensure that your rights are protected inside and outside the courtroom.

We understand that drug trafficking charges can be overwhelming. That is why we are here to provide you with the legal advice and guidance that you need. We will review the facts of your case and advise you of your legal rights and options.


Contact us today at (254) 206-3500 to learn how we can help you.


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