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If you have been charged with a cocaine offense in Texas, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights. The penalties for cocaine offenses in Texas can be severe, and you need someone who knows the law and can fight for you.

Drug Classification / Penalty Group for Cocaine

Under Texas law, cocaine is classified as a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. This means that it is a drug with a high potential for abuse and addiction. There are two subclasses of Penalty Group 1 controlled substances:

  • Cocaine
  • Crack cocaine

Offenses

The specific offenses for cocaine possession and trafficking in Texas vary depending on the amount of cocaine involved and whether or not there was an intent to sell. The following are some of the most common cocaine offenses in Texas:

  • Possession of cocaine
    • State jail felony: 180 days to 2 years in state jail and a fine of up to $10,000
    • Third-degree felony: 2-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
    • Second-degree felony: 2-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
    • First-degree felony: 5-99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • Possession with intent to deliver cocaine
    • State jail felony: 180 days to 2 years in state jail and a fine of up to $10,000
    • Third-degree felony: 2-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
    • Second-degree felony: 2-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
    • First-degree felony: 5-99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • Trafficking cocaine
    • State jail felony: 180 days to 2 years in state jail and a fine of up to $10,000
    • Third-degree felony: 2-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
    • Second-degree felony: 2-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
    • First-degree felony: 5-99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000

Contact a Cocaine Defense Lawyer

Choosing the right Cocaine Defense Lawyer is important since a conviction can result in fines, prison time, and loss of future employment. 

When you retain the services of Spangler Law, you can be confident we will do all we can to defend your rights in court and assist you throughout every step of the process. 

When you need a trustworthy criminal defense attorney in the Dallas, Texas area, look no further than Spangler Law.