San Antonio Drug Charges Attorney
As the laws governing the use of illegal drugs, such as 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 in San Antonio, Texas, we can help you understand the law and your rights. If you or a loved one are facing charges for a drug-related crime in San Antonio, our attorneys can help. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Why Choose Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC For This Case?
When you are facing a drug charge in San Antonio, you need to turn to an attorney with trusted experience handling this type of case. Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC is ready to help.
- At Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we are known for preparing every single case as if it is going to a jury trial. This means that our clients have leverage, including when it comes to negotiating settlements.
- Prosecutors in San Antonio and throughout Texas know that we mean business. Our attorneys regularly challenge misconduct by police officers and prosecutors in criminal cases.
- We work to build a customized legal strategy for every single case. We take the time to get to know you, learn every fact related to your case, and create a defensive strategy to take to trial.
How Will An Attorney Help A San Antonio Drug Charge?
Drug crimes are serious offenses in Texas. Any person charged with a drug offense in San Antonio faces the possibility of jail or prison time as well as major fines, along with other consequences resulting from having a criminal conviction on their record. A skilled and experienced San Antonio drug charge defense attorney can use their resources to:
- Obtain and review all of the evidence that has been gathered by law enforcement officials and prosecutors in your case.
- Analyze all warrants and search and seizure procedures used in your case to ensure that the evidence being used in your case was obtained legally.
- Communicate with prosecutors in your case to determine whether or not a plea deal is on the table and help determine whether any deal is favorable or recommended for your situation.
By having a San Antonio drug crime defense attorney by your side, you can ensure that you will not be going through this alone. As opposed to a public defender who will likely have dozens of cases to handle at once, a private defense attorney will be focused on your case and how the outcome will affect your life.
Types Of Drug Crimes Our San Antonio Lawyers Handle
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 Texas involve:
- THC concentrates
- Prescription drugs or “dangerous 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 in federal court. 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.
San Antonio Drug Crime Penalties
Drug crime penalties in San Antonio vary widely and are dependent on a number of determining factors. These factors include:
- The type of drug
- Quantity of the drug a person possesses
- How the drug was stored or concealed
- Possession of additional drug paraphernalia
- Past convictions
A person will, at the very least, be charged with a Class B misdemeanor offense or a Class A misdemeanor offense if caught possessing illegal drugs. This could result in a person facing a sentence of up to one year in jail and fines of up to $4,000. However, depending on the amount of the illegal narcotic in the person’s possession, they could face anywhere from a third-degree felony to a first-degree felony. This could result in them, if convicted, spending years or decades in prison.
Penalties for possession with intent to distribute or drug trafficking will result in serious felony charges that could lead to significant prison sentences and major fines.
Contact Our San Antonio Law Office
If you’re searching for a qualified drug crime lawyer, then contact Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC. Our team has extensive knowledge of the procedures police use to make an arrest, and so can determine if your rights were violated during the process.
Contact us and speak with a lawyer by calling (210) 222-9132 or by completing our online contact form.