Because Texas is very close to the country of Mexico, a country notorious for supplying drugs, illegal substances and marijuana into the United States, Texas law enforcement seriously regulates and prosecutes anyone who is caught smuggling or trafficking marijuana and other substances across the border. Texas is one of the major points of entry into the United States used by the drug cartels in Mexico.
Therefore, an arrest for drug trafficking can result in extremely harsh penalties. If you have been arrested for marijuana trafficking in Georgetown, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who will make every effort to find defenses or mitigating factors to the allegations against you.
Georgetown Marijuana Trafficking Attorney
Contact Price & Twine, PLLC if you have been charged with trafficking marijuana in Georgetown, or any of the surrounding areas of Round Rock, Killeen, Temple, Cedar Park, Belton Taylor and Hutto. Criminal defense lawyer Michael J. Price is knowledgeable in all areas of Texas’ marijuana and drug laws and will make every effort to help you achieve the most desirable outcome on your particular situation.
Call Price & Twine, PLLC for a free consultation at (512) 354-1880 about your alleged marijuana crime.
Marijuana Trafficking in Texas
A person commits the offense of marijuana trafficking in Texas when they knowingly or intentionally deliver marijuana to an another person or destination, under Texas Health and Safety Code § 481.120. Trafficking can include a number of situations but generally, involves delivering marijuana across state or country lines. Trafficking also usually involves a large quantity of marijuana, cannabis, weed, pot or chronic.
Marijuana Trafficking Penalties in Georgetown
The penalties an individual may face for committing an alleged trafficking offense can vary depending on the particular circumstances in their situation. Facts that may influence a sentencing decision can include the amount of marijuana trafficked, whether payment was received for the trafficking, and whether the alleged offender has a previous criminal history. Marijuana trafficking in Texas can result in any of the following penalties:
If the amount of marijuana trafficked is ¼ of an ounce or less and the alleged offender did not receive payment for the delivery, the offense can result in a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by a jail sentence up to 180 days and/or a fine up to $2,000. However, if the individual does receive payment, the offense is classified as a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a jail sentence up to one year and/or a fine not more than $4,000.
A marijuana trafficking offense can result in a state jail felony if the amount of marijuana is five pounds or less but more than ¼ of an ounce. A state jail felony is punishable by a jail sentence of up to 180 days and/or a fine up to $2,000.
If the amount of marijuana trafficked is 50 pounds or less but more than five pounds, the offense can result in a felony of the second degree, which is punishable by a prison sentence of two to 20 years and/or a fine up to $10,000.
The offense of marijuana trafficking can result in a felony of the first degree if the amount of marijuana trafficked is 2,000 pounds or less, but more than 50 pounds. A felony of the first degree can result in a prison sentence of five to 99 years and/or a fine up to $10,000.
If the amount of marijuana trafficked exceeds 2,000 pounds, the offense is punishable by a prison term of 10 to 99 years or life imprisonment. Additionally, an individual can be fined up to $100,000 for this degree of offense.
Marijuana Trafficking to a Child
An individual who knowingly traffics marijuana to a person under the age of 18, or to an individual enrolled in a primary or secondary school, can be convicted of the offense of marijuana trafficking to a child. This offense can result in a conviction for a felony of the second degree and is punishable by a prison sentence of two to 20 years and/or a fine up to $10,000.
Price & Twine, PLLC | Williamson County Trafficking of Marijuana Lawyer
It is in your best interest to retain legal counsel if you have been arrested for marijuana trafficking throughout Georgetown and the surrounding areas in central Texas. Michael J. Price is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Georgetown who will make every effort to prepare the best defense for your particular situation and help you avoid the most serious penalties and repercussions.
Contact Price & Twine, PLLC at (512) 354-1880 or send an online message for a consultation about your alleged marijuana trafficking offense throughout Williamson County and Bell County in Texas.