My friend got 3 yrs, served 16 months for possession 6 yrs ago in CA. He moved to Texas and was arrested for receiving 4 lbs of marijuana and 19 gms of meth through the US post office. His public defender is saying that he may be tried as a career criminal and possibly receive a life sentence. Is that possible with only one prior conviction of possession? Currently being charged with drug trafficking through US mail with intent to distribute.
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The laws of Texas and California are not the same. California attorneys are usually not licensed to practice law in Texas and are not familiar with Texas law. If your friend has been charged with a crime in Texas, he needs a Texas criminal defense attorney.
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