As the laws governing the use of illegal drugs like marijuana continue to evolve, it's important for those residing in or visiting Texas to understand that drug charges carry significant consequences. As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we can help you understand the law and your rights.
Minimizing The Negative Consequences Of Drug Charges
At Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we have an in-depth understanding of the methods police and other law enforcement officials use to make an arrest. We use this knowledge and experience to create effective defense strategies on behalf of our clients. In many cases, we conduct thorough investigations, using industry experts and professionals to determine if law enforcement infringed upon your rights or mishandled the process of your arrest, such as violating search and seizure laws.
Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you may be charged with any of the following:
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Prescription drug fraud
- Drug paraphernalia
Some of the most common types of drug cases we see in San Antonio often involve:
- THC concentrates
- Prescription drugs
The circumstances surrounding a drug charge can make a significant difference in the defense strategies we employ. For example, if your son or daughter has been charged with marijuana possession while away at college, our defense strategy may look different than if we were building a defense against heroin trafficking charges. By working closely with our clients, understanding who they are, where they've been and where they're going, we can better build a defense while providing the help and resources they need to achieve a better future.
Possession of Marijuana
Understanding Texas' Penalties For Marijuana Possession
Possessing any usable amount of marijuana is a crime in Texas. The maximum penalties for possession vary according to the amount of marijuana the authorities find. If you were arrested with two or fewer ounces of marijuana in your possession, you could face 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. As the amount or marijuana increases, so too does the maximum penalty—as much as five to 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for first-degree felony possession. In addition to jail time and fines, any misdemeanor marijuana conviction will result in the suspension of your driver's license.
Hire An Experienced Marijuana Possession Attorney
Like many other types of criminal cases, building a strong defense begins with gathering the facts and understanding all the details. At Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we know how to look for procedural errors on the part of the authorities and the best methods for seeing that your charges are reduced or dismissed.
Drug Charge FAQ
Drug laws in Texas and across the country are always evolving. As new controlled substances become available and new laws either reduce or increase penalties, it is crucial to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side if you find yourself facing drug charges in San Antonio.
For aggressive criminal defense against drug charges, contact Hoelscher GebbiaCepeda PLLC, today. We have the knowledge and resources to develop an effective strategy for protecting your rights and freedom.
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