If you’ve been arrested for a drug crime in the Houston-Galveston area related to cocaine, in any way, you’re facing an automatic felony charge as there are no misdemeanor charges for cocaine related offense in Texas for defendants to take advantage of.
Criminal penalties for cocaine possession in Texas work like this; the more of the drug involved with your case, the more severe you can expect your penalty to be. Below, we’ve outlined criminal penalties for cocaine related criminal offenses in Texas.
Penalties for Cocaine Possession in Texas
Less Than 1 Gram of Cocaine
If you were arrested in possession of less than 1 gram of cocaine you’ll face penalties in line with State Jail Felonies which have prison sentencing guidelines that reach up to 2 years and carry a fine of up to 10,000.00.
1-3.99 Grams of Cocaine
These are 3rd Degree Felony offenses which are punishable as a 3rd degree felony with carry stiff prison sentencing of 2-10 years with a possible fine of up to 10,000.00.
4-199 Grams of Cocaine
2nd Degree felony offenses are serious cases. Prison terms range from 2-20 years and carry a possible fine up to 10,000.00.
200-399 Grams of Cocaine
Prison: 5-99 years
400+ Grams of Cocaine
10-99 years in prison, fine of up to 100K.