Texas drug laws are notoriously strict, and this is especially true when dealing with a drug like heroin.
Texas Heroin Possession Penalties
The table below represents the maximum allowable penalties under Texas law, classified by the amount of heroin you are accused of having.
|Amount of Heroin||Offense Classification||Potential Penalty|
|Less than 1 gram||State jail felony||Up to 2 years in prison and $10,000|
|1 gram- 3.99 grams||3rd degree felony||2-10 yrs. in prison and $10,000|
|4- 199 grams||2nd degree felony||2- 20 yrs. in prison and $10,000|
|200- 399 grams||1st degree felony||5- 99 yrs. in prison and $10,000|
|400 grams +||Enhanced 1st degree felony||10- 99 yrs. in prison and $100,000|