Drug Crime Defense Attorneys in San Antonio
Drug Charge Defense in Texas
Have you been accused of committing a drug crime in San Antonio and need a defense attorney? Defending yourself and getting your charge reduced or dismissed is possible with the right attorney. At The Locke Law Group, you’ll find a team of experienced and compassionate attorneys who are dedicated to you and to understanding your circumstances. We understand that there’s a story behind every accusation and every charge and will never let you feel like just another case number.
Common Defenses for Drug Crime Charges
The drug crime defense attorneys at The Locke Law Group routinely represent people who have been charged with possession of controlled substances, including marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin. Regardless of the nature of your charge, we will guide you through each step of the process, provide you with upfront and honest advice about whether you should challenge the charge you’re facing, and explain the legal jargon and technicalities you’ll inevitably have to navigate.
Attempting to combat drug crime in San Antonio without the assistance of a drug crime attorney is a risky endeavor, and likely to end in a poor outcome for you. With a drug crime attorney from our firm by your side, you’ll have a strong chance of putting forth a successful defense and avoiding a number of consequences which could have an irreversibly negative impact on your life.
The following are just a few of the defenses that could be available to you:
- You did not have legal possession of the illegal drugs in question
- The illegal substance was discovered during a search and seizure for which there was no reasonable cause or warrant
- The drug in question was prescribed by a doctor
- You were not found in possession of a sufficient amount of the illegal drug
Get started on your case by reaching out to our firm online or by calling (210) 361-3113 today.
State vs. Federal-Level Drug Charges in Texas
Your best resource for determining whether the drug crime you’re facing will be charged as a state or federal crime is a criminal defense attorney who has experience representing hundreds of other individuals who have been in your shoes. The Texas Penal Code and The Texas Controlled Substances Act are likely to contain important information relating to your charge but are complex statutes that are difficult to understand without the assistance of a skilled drug crime attorney.
In general, the type and amount of drug with which you were found, as well as the type of crime in which you were engaged will dictate whether you will be charged federally or at the state level. For example, most distribution and trafficking charges, as well as any illegal drug activity that was conducted across state lines will fall into the hands of federal agents and be charged federally. Most cases of simple possession, however, will be tried at the state level.
Depending on the type of drug involved, the consequences could range from little or no jail time to life in prison. An experienced drug crime attorney who is familiar with the courts, prosecutors, and judges in San Antonio will afford you the best chances of having even the most serious drug crimes reduced or dismissed.
Schedule your initial consultation by calling us at (210) 361-3113 today.