Possession with Intent to Distribute is a Serious Criminal Charge. Reach Out to Bill Kennedy Law for Help

If you have been accused of drug possession with intent to distribute, you could be looking at hefty fines and mandatory minimum jail sentencing. Texas strikes down hard on drug-related crimes and often seeks to bestow maximum penalties. Charges for possession with intent to distribute are very similar to drug trafficking charges, but usually on a smaller scale.


However, if you are charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, you could be looking at life imprisonment and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, no matter what level of the charge you face. It is times like these that you should not hesitate in contacting a proper criminal defense attorney. You have the right to silence as well, so you should say nothing until you have sought advice from your lawyer.

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Penalties in Texas for Drug Crime Charges

In the state of Texas, drug possession is a serious criminal offense that often results in severe punishments. Hard drugs carry a jail sentence of at least 180 days for possession amounts under a gram and 10 to 99 years in a state prison for 400 grams or more. People who are convicted may also be fined up to $100,000 for large amounts of these substances. Prescription drugs (e.g., Xanax, Ritalin, etc.) are in a different drug penalty group, but the maximum sentence for possession is still 99 years in prison for large amounts.


That being said, Texas Statutes cover the following punishments:

  • Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled Substances (Drugs) – Maximum sentence of life in prison and a fine no more than $250,000
  • Possession of Controlled Substances (Drugs) – Up to life in prison and a fine not to exceed $250,000
  • Delivery of Marijuana – 10 to 99 years in prison with a maximum fine of $100,000
  • Possession of Marijuana – A five to 99-year prison term and a fine of no more than $50,000


You may have believed your lifestyle choices would make your life play out like a scene in Breaking Bad; perhaps you are completely innocent. No matter how you ended up being accused of drug possession with intent to distribute, there is no turning back without professional legal help. It is daunting to face criminal charges, but you are not alone. If you involved in a drug-related case, you should contact our law office immediately at (972) 939-4878.

Let Us Help with Charges Related to Possession with Intent to Distribute

Bill Kennedy Law is a law firm made up of proficient trial attorneys, which means we prepare all our cases for trial, just in case we end up in court. In other words, we will not take shortcuts for our firm’s benefit when what you really need is a team of experts devoted to researching your case and offering you straightforward legal advice. Call us today at (972) 939-4878 to set up a free initial consultation, or use our live chat tool to chat with a Bill Kennedy representative. Or if you’d like, you can email us here. Remember, at Bill Kennedy Law, we always fight for your rights honestly and aggressively.

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