Drug Possession

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


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