Most cases involving the possession of controlled substances, illegal narcotics or illegal possession of prescription drugs will be charged as a felony crime in either Texas state or federal courts. There are three degrees of felony drug crimes:
- A first degree felony is the most serious and can result in 5 to 99 years in prison.
- A second degree felony can result in 2 to 20 years in prison
- A third degree felony can result in 2 to 10 years in prison
Understanding Felony Charges
The decision to charge your case as a first, second or third degree felony depends upon the type of drug and the amount of drugs believed to be in your "possession." Aggravating factors that can significantly bump up the criminal charges against you include:
- Trafficking drugs across state or national borders
- Weapons present at the scene of the drug bust
- The involvement of a known gang or "criminal enterprise"
When You Face Serious Charges, You Need a Highly Qualified Attorney
For more than 30 years, drug crimes defense lawyer Frank Rubino has been tackling the most challenging, high-profile felony drug cases. He has offices in Houston and Miami, and clients across the country and around the world. Mr. Rubino focuses his law practice on defending clients facing first degree felony drug charges for large amounts of cocaine, meth, marijuana, heroin and illegal prescription drugs.
Mr. Rubino has excelled in defending clients in large-scale felony drug crimes cases in Texas, in Florida, and in federal courts throughout the U.S. He had handled many newsworthy cases. He helped defendant Dewey Davis receive an acquittal on a charge of drug importation for 150 kilos of cocaine. He served as the defense attorney in the largest cocaine trafficking case and the largest cocaine importation by air case in Houston's history (to that date).
Contact a South Texas Defense Attorney for Felony Drug Crimes Cases
If you have been charged with a felony drug crime, contact Mr. Rubino to schedule a consultation. Contact his office online or call toll free at 866-718-3994.