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Criminal Defense Attorney

Drug Trafficking Charges

Individuals who deliver or import drugs across the Texas border face serious consequences under both state and federal law.
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Brooks T. Harrison

Aggressive and Pragmatic Trial Lawyer

With a reputation of success in the courtroom, Brooks T. Harrison Attorneys represents working families damaged by the misconduct of others in serious personal injury cases.The causes of action we handle are diverse and have included products liability, wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, chemical exposures, maritime & railroad lawsuits, and insurance litigation from natural disasters.

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Defending Your Case Right Away

Because Texas drug trafficking laws impose some of the harshest penalties in the nation, even a relatively minor trafficking charge can involve serious consequences. That is why it’s important to begin building your defense from the moment you are charged with a drug-related crime.

I have extensive experience handling trafficking cases and will examine every aspect of your case to create an effective defense strategy. Common defenses to trafficking charges include unlawful searches, entrapment, lack of possession, and improper seizure.

In many cases, powerful drug cartels use terror and intimidation to pressure individuals into smuggling drugs into the United States. Additionally, you may have been unaware that drugs were placed on your person or inside your bags.

Drug Trafficking Is On the Rise

Geography makes Texas a drug trafficking hotspot. Other southwestern states, such as California and Arizona, face similar challenges in minimizing the amount of illegal substances that pour across the US border each year. Millions of dollars’ worth of dangerous, illegal substances cross state borders annually. Because it is relatively easy to transport these items across the Texas-Mexico line, drug trafficking is a serious problem in the Lone Star State. As a result, Texas imposes strict penalties on drug trafficking offenders.

Because these substances devastate lives and contribute to violence, the government continues to enforce harsh penalties on those who engage in trafficking. Individuals who deliver or import drugs across the Texas border face serious consequences under both state and federal law.

Texas Drug Trafficking Laws

Drug trafficking is prosecuted under the state’s Controlled Substances Act. The Act forbids the possession, manufacture, and distribution of illegal drugs with the intent to deliver them to another. State penalties for drug trafficking vary depending on the type of drug being transported. Drugs are grouped into four categories and two sub-categories ranging from most to least dangerous. Penalty group 1 drugs include the most dangerous substances and carry the most severe punishments.

Drug Trafficking Under Federal Law

Federal drug trafficking law encompasses a variety of drug offenses. Individuals charged with transporting drugs across the United States border face prosecution under federal law. It is also a federal crime to move drugs across interstate lines.

Additionally, federal law prohibits the transport of drugs within a state, which is a crime known as intrastate trafficking. The federal Controlled Substances Act breaks drugs down into five categories and assigns penalties depending on the type and quantity of controlled substance involved

Federal Criminal Defense

Defended countless clients accused of federal crimes. As an experienced federal litigator, I know how to assemble an effective defense for high profile crimes.

Drug Possession

Because drug possession is a serious crime that can result in life-changing penalties, it is absolutely imperative to work with a Texas criminal defense lawyer who understands the law in this area.

White Collar Crimes

Because these types of cases are often subject to both state and federal prosecution, it is important to work with a lawyer who is comfortable defending a case at any level.

DWI Charges

A DWI Charge Can Put Your Life on Hold. A single arrest can seriously jeopardize your job, your freedom, and your reputation. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you can’t afford to delay your defense.

Why Hire Us?

Brooks T. Harrison—Attorneys at Law, PLLC has the unique ability to evaluate a case, develop a strategy, and to fight for our clients. We translate complex information into ideas that anyone can understand. We look at cases from the big picture all the way to the smallest detail and then take the facts and evidence to create a compelling story that juries understand. Call me today at (877) 402-6658 for a free consultation to discuss.

The best decision I made was hiring Brooks T. Harrison as my Lawyer. - Darlene White

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Brooks T. Harrison

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Brooks T. Harrison’s Bio With a reputation of success in the courtroom, Brooks T. Harrison Attorneys represents working families damaged by the misconduct of others in serious personal injury cases.The causes of action we handle are diverse and have included products liability, wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, chemical exposures, maritime & railroad lawsuits, and...
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