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Possession of Cocaine in Texas

The Texas Penal Code classifies cocaine as a Penalty Group 1 narcotic, the highest level invoking the highest possible penalty. If you are facing a charge of possession of cocaine and are in need of legal representation, contact a Sugar Land criminal lawyer right away. The code is complex and intricate, particularly in determining the aggregate weight of the contraband and resulting charge.

Penalties for Possession of Cocaine in Texas

The penalties for possession of cocaine in Texas vary depending on the amount of the drug seized. As your Sugar Land criminal lawyer will explain, Texas law requires police to include adulterants or diluents when calculating the total weight of the drug, which could result in a stronger penalty if these additives result in a greater overall weight. The penalty classifications for cocaine possession are as follows:

  • Less than one gram: Jail sentence ranging from 180 days to two years and a fine up to $10,000.
  • One gram or more but less than four grams: This is a third-degree felony punishable by a jail sentence from two to ten years and a fine up to $10,000.
  • Four grams or more but less than 200 grams: This is a second-degree felony punishable by a jail sentence from two to twenty years and a fine up to $10,000.
  • 200 grams or more but less than 400 grams: This is a first-degree felony punishable by a jail sentence from five to 99 years and a fine up to $10,000.
  • 400 grams or more: This is a first-degree felony punishable by a jail sentence of ten to 99 years and a fine up to $100,000.

Contact a Knowledgeable Criminal Attorney Today

Sugar Land criminal attorney John Venza can help you if you are facing a charge of possession of cocaine in Texas. Call today for a free initial consultation: 281-971-5660.

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