In Texas, sentencing for drug trafficking crimes at the state level is still left up to the discretion of the judge who hears your case.
Based on criminal history and any mitigating or aggravating factors, the right Ft. Worth drug trafficking defense attorney may be able to negotiate your sentence down to the lower end of the penalty range.
Cross state lines with any significant amount of a controlled substance, however, and your case may quickly become one of federal interest. Although key changes to drug laws may be happening in the near future, Texas drug trafficking convictions are still subject to mandatory minimums today.
In this post, we share what those new statutes say, explain how mandatory minimums for [...]