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Houston Heroin Possession Lawyer

Heroin possession is treated as an extremely serious crime in Texas, with people convicted of the crime being inflicted with harsh penalties. While being charged with heroin possession is a serious charge, it does not mean you do not deserve fair and adequate representation or an opportunity to present your case. Fortunately, most heroin possession cases, even those where the outcome may seem hopeless, can be settled with a plea bargain agreement for a largely reduced sentence which may even substitute probation conditions for jail time.

Obtaining such a settlement is not easy however, making it essential that you have experienced legal representation in order to effectively defend your rights and interests in court. To learn more about your legal options, call our Houston heroin possession attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today.

Schedule of Penalties

Texas law allows extremely serious penalties to be levied against those who are convicted of heroin possession, with the consequences escalating corresponding to the amount of heroin found on the person. The following are the categories of possible penalties:

  • State Jail Felony – For possession of less than 1 gram, with a possible penalty of up to two years in state prison
  • 3rd Degree Felony – Charged for possession of 1 – 3.99 grams, punishable by 2-10 years in prison
  • 2nd Degree Felony – For possession of 4 – 199 grams and punishable by 2-20 years imprisonment
  • 1st Degree Felony – Charged for 200 – 399 grams found in possession, with a potential penalty of 5-99 years
  • Enhanced 1st Degree Felony – Possession of over 400 grams, which is punishable by 10 – 99 years in prison

These life altering penalties should never be taken lightly. One of our skilled attorneys, who possess in-depth knowledge and experience in handling cases such as this, may be able to help you to obtain a dismissal of charges or favorable plea bargain agreement.

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If you are facing charges of heroin possession, do not hesitate to seek skilled legal representation to protect your rights and interests. For a free consultation to discuss the details of your case with a compassionate Houston heroin possession lawyer, call Johnson, Johnson, & Baer, P.C., today at 713-222-0404.