As in all other states in the country, cocaine use, possession, sale, and
trafficking is illegal in Texas. Cocaine trafficking is defined as knowingly
selling, purchasing, delivering, or manufacturing cocaine. In fact, cocaine
trafficking is in direct violation of the Texas Controlled Substances
Act. This act decrees that someone can be found guilty of drug trafficking
if it can be proven that they delivered cocaine to a person or place.
Are there defenses to cocaine trafficking?
In light of the amounts of cocaine produced in other parts of the world
and brought into the United States through the Texas border, the state
enacts harsh punishments on those they consider to be in violation of
these laws. No matter what, cocaine trafficking is considered a felony,
but penalties depends on the amount of cocaine being distributed.
A person can be charged with drug trafficking anytime cocaine passes hands
from one person to another.
Some common defenses that can be used include:
- Lack of knowledge of the crime being committed
- Not realizing or being aware that what was being distributed was cocaine
- Duress and force of harm unless the drug was distributed
- Evidence was obtained through an illegal search and seizure
In addition to these possible defenses, Texas prosecutors may offer plea
bargains to some individuals accused of trafficking in exchange for information
regarding other trafficking investigations. A plea bargain can reduce
or even eliminate some charges and penalties that a jury or judge conviction
Have you been charged with cocaine trafficking? You need the help of an
experienced drug crime attorney! Cocaine trafficking is a felony crime
involving extensive incarceration, fines, and other harsh penalties you
cannot afford to endure.
Call the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC and let us protect your future!