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Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyers Serving Texas

In the face of drug trafficking charges, you can count on our attorneys

When it comes to Texas drug charges, none are more severe than drug trafficking. The consequences of a conviction are life-altering. When your freedom, future, and reputation are on the line, you need an experienced Austin, TX drug trafficking defense lawyer fighting on your side. At Botsford & Roark, we possess over three decades of experience handling complex and high-profile criminal defense cases throughout Austin and Central Texas.

While past success is no guarantee of future results, our legal team's extensive experience, deep knowledge of Texas drug laws, and strong local connections have consistently delivered favorable outcomes for our clients.

If you are facing drug trafficking charges, we understand the gravity of your situation. That's why we seize every opportunity, whether it's big or small, to challenge the prosecution and advocate for your best interests. Our drug trafficking defense attorneys are fully committed to protecting your rights, future, and reputation.

Contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation.

Understanding Texas drug trafficking charges

Drug trafficking charges in Texas encompass a wide range of criminal activities related to the manufacturing, distribution, transportation, or sale of controlled substances. These substances can include illegal narcotics, prescription medications, and even marijuana, depending on the quantity and circumstances involved.

Drug trafficking charges are not the same as drug distribution charges, which usually involve a smaller quantity of drugs. Common types of drug trafficking cases we handle at Botsford & Roark include:

  • Conspiracy to traffic drugs
  • Drug importation
  • Enhanced penalties for specific substances like fentanyl
  • Federal drug trafficking charges
  • Drug manufacturing

Drug trafficking penalties

The penalties for a drug trafficking conviction are among the most severe in Texas. The consequences can vary depending on factors such as the type and quantity of drugs involved, prior criminal history, and the presence of aggravating circumstances. Here are some examples:

  • Cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin. Trafficking these controlled substances is typically charged as a felony, with penalties ranging from several years to life imprisonment and substantial fines, depending on the quantity and other factors.
  • Prescription medications. Trafficking prescription drugs without a valid prescription is also a felony and can lead to significant prison time and fines.
  • Marijuana. While some Texas communities have more lenient laws regarding marijuana possession, trafficking large quantities of marijuana remains a serious offense with substantial penalties.
  • Federal charges. In some cases, drug trafficking charges may be pursued at the federal level, leading to even more severe penalties and mandatory minimum sentences.

Getting your life back starts with a call

Severe charges like drug trafficking can take over your life, but we can help you fight to get it back. At Botsford & Roark, we offer strategic and dedicated legal representation to individuals accused of drug trafficking in Central Texas.

Our legal team will meticulously review the details of your case to identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution's evidence or violations of your rights. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators who can engage with prosecutors to explore reduced charges, plea bargains, or alternative sentencing options when appropriate.

If you are facing drug trafficking charges in Central Texas, don't wait to seek legal counsel. Contact Botsford & Roark today for a confidential case evaluation.

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