Drug Trafficking in Texas
Mar 22, 2009
Texas takes its commitment of prosecuting drug traffickers very seriously with a variety of punishments that suit the severity of the crime.
Drug trafficking is also called the illegal drug trade and it’s considered to be a serious offense in Texas if someone is caught doing what comes naturally for drug traffickers. The broad definition of “illegal drug trade” is more than just trafficking. “It pertains to growing, selling and distributing any type of illegal drugs,” explained Daniel H. Wannamaker of Wannamaker and Associates, an Austin, Texas, law firm with offices in Houston and Dallas.
Note the use of the term “any” when referring to the kinds of drugs that are chargeable under Texas laws. “What this really means is that charges are most often dealing with large amounts of drugs,” indicated Wannamaker. If any of these drugs in question has been muled over the border, the penalties increase, not to mention the fact if there are priors in drug related offenses, the court isn’t going to be very lenient if there is a conviction.
Texas is riding herd on drug traffickers and there is one thing we should never forget – people’s rights under the U.S. Constitution. “I’m a criminal defense attorney because I am passionate about people having their rights and freedoms protected,” said Wannamaker.
“Just because someone is charged with a drug offense doesn’t always mean they are guilty. We need to remember the basic foundation of criminal law – Innocent until proven guilty,” said Wannamaker, of Wannamaker and Associates, an Austin, Texas, law firm with offices in Houston and Dallas.