Drug Trafficking vs. Possession with Intent to Distribute
Possession with intent to distribute and drug trafficking sound very similar, but the difference comes down to scale. Drug trafficking charges are incurred when greater amounts of drugs are found, often with large amounts of money. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), drug trafficking is a federal crime, which means the following can land you with between five and 40 years in prison and fines between $5 million and $25 million:
- Cocaine, Over 500 Grams
- Heroin, Over 100 Grams
- LSD, One to Nine Grams
- Methamphetamine, Five to 49 Grams Pure or More Than 50 Grams Mixture
Other drugs (specifically higher amounts of them) and second or higher offenses garner more jail time and even higher fines. These charges may seem ludicrous or like a joke, but they are really not. If you are charged with drug trafficking, you need to consider hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible and hesitate when speaking to authorities or anyone else about your case.
Drug Trafficking: What You Are Up Against
Regardless of how you wound up being accused of drug trafficking, there is no returning to life as usual without legal assistance. You may feel embarrassed or scared to face criminal charges, but know that you don’t have to face them alone. If you are being implicated or are involved in a case related to drug trafficking, you should contact our law office as soon as possible at (972) 939-4878.
It can be easy to become afraid when facing any drug crime charges. You may fear for your safety and your family’s safety. The truth is that in Texas, officials will stop at nothing to bring down any crime organization, so if you have been caught, it is almost certain that others (and maybe even the kingpin) will be too. Bill Kennedy Law is here for you during this trying time, and we will stop at nothing to provide sound legal advice and fight for your rights following a drug trafficking charge.