I Was Charged for Heroin Possession, How Much Time Can I Get?

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Hello Admin, I was was looking over the web for information, and insight into heroin related crimes (and punishments) on behalf of a friend, and I wanted more information of heroin related crimes and criminal penalties in the State of Texas for my friend living in Katy, TX who isn’t very good with computers if you know what I mean.


Sally Gonzales

Penalties For Texas Heroin Related Convicted Criminals

To quickly answer Sally’s question for her Houston area friend who was charged with a crime in connection with the dangerous drug known as heroin, we’ve provided a chart below which outlines the potential consequences.

Amount of Heroin Crime Classification Penalty
Less than 1 Gram State Jail Felony Up to 2 Yrs Prison Time + $10,000 Fine
1 Gram – 3.99 Grams 3rd Degree Felony 2 – 10 Years Prison Time & $10,000 Fine
4 – 199 Grams 2nd Degree Felony 2 – 20 Yrs Prison Time & $10,000 Fine
200 – 399 Grams 1st Degree Felony 5 – 99 Yrs Prison Time & $10,000 Fine
400 Grams + Enhanced 1st Degree Felony 10 – 99 Yrs Prison Time & $100,000 Fine

As one may gather from the above display of the possible punishments available to the State of Texas in connection with punishing people who have suffered a conviction in the court of law for a criminal offense related to heroin, you could be looking at anywhere from up to 2 years imprisonment coupled with a monetary penalty of up to 10,000.00, to an unforgiving sentence of 99 years in jail.

It should be automatically understood that anyone arrested and charged with a drug crime related to heroin needs to hire a drug crimes lawyer as soon as possible if they are to stand any chance of avoiding the maximum penalty for the amount of heroin in question at the time of arrest.

Try Not To Get Arrested and Stay Away From Heroin

Heroin is a seriously dangerous drug, and is highly addictive with a high potential for abuse by its users. Therefore, most states withhold their most strict punishments for people who are charged with possession and distribution of dangerous drugs like heroin. I would tell anyone to stay away from heroin because its dangerous and should never be considered for recreational use.

Many people have died due to heroin overdoses.

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