Heroin Law in Austin, Texas
Heroin is a dangerous narcotic. As a result, the state of Texas takes a tough approach to those who violate the law regulating this illegal drug
Repercussions of a Heroin Charge
Possession of any amount of heroin is considered a felony in Texas and the penalties for a conviction are serious are serious.
The possible consequences depend on how much heroin is involved and what the crime entailed. If the violation includes a firearm or occurred close to school or childcare, the penalties will be more severe.
Penalties for Possession and Sale of Heroin
If you have been arrested with less than one gram of heroin, you could be sentenced to two years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. An amount between 200 and 400 grams of heroin might mean up to 99 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines. If you are convicted for selling or trafficking heroin, penalties are much more severe.
In non-violent cases, suspects in certain counties in Texas might be considered for the drug court program. Started in 2001, this program offers possible candidates an option for rehabilitation during a 12 to18 month period through a treatment program.
The Best Defense
The Law Office of Ken Gibson, we have successfully defended clients facing various drug-related charges and we are ready to get to work for you.
Facing a heroin charge is daunting, but you are not alone. Contact us today to schedule a free review of your case.