San Antonio Drug Crime Attorney
Possession, Trafficking, Smuggling, and Other Drug Crime Charges
If you are facing charges for a drug crime, it is vital that you immediately get legal represen6tataion from a high quality San Antonio criminal lawyer. Your future can be forever altered if you are convicted, particularly on a felony drug crime charge. Those cases that are filed in federal court are of great concern, as the federal justice system has heavier penalties and almost unlimited resources to bring to the table. At Daniel & Hudson, we are not intimidated by any court, judge or prosecutor. We have worked in the criminal justice system for a combined 40 years, and have garnered a reputation as one of the top criminal defense firms in the San Antonio area. We have been named "Best lawyers in San Antonio" in the years of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. We are proud of our impressive case results, and are prepared to provide you with the high quality defense you deserve.
Types of Drug Crimes
What exactly is drug cultivation? There are certain types of illegal substances, such as marijuana, which can be grown and cultivated. If an individual is found to be cultivating drugs, they could be charged and penalized in a different way. The penalties will differ depending on the type of drug as well as the amount in question.
Drug distribution charges are taken very seriously in Texas. If you have been accused of distributing heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, or another type of drug, your first step should be to get in touch with a member of our team. You could be facing time behind bars as well as heavy fines.
Federal Drug Crimes
What makes a drug crime a federal crime rather than one prosecuted at a state level? When a drug crime involves crossing state lines or country borders, federal authorities will get involved. If you are facing the FBI or DEA, you need to ensure that you have a strong advocate fighting for you.
Were you accused of importing drugs? You should contact a member of our team as soon as possible. Importation is a serious crime which is categorized as a federal offense. With this said, you could be facing years in jail as well as fines. In fact, some cases of drug importation can result in a 99 year prison sentence.
What is drug manufacturing? When a law enforcement officer notices equipment used to create drugs, you could be charged with manufacturing drugs. This equipment could include certain chemicals or lab equipment. If you have been charged, you need to contact a member of our team as soon as possible.
One of the most common drug crimes you can be charged with in San Antonio is drug possession. The penalties for drug possession will not only depend on the type of drug, but the amount of the drug that was found in your possession. For a conviction, you could be facing up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Possession with Intent to Distribute
Possession with Intent to Distribute is similar to possession, but it involves a higher amount of drugs. If a certain amount of drugs is found in your possession and it is deemed more than would be used for personal use, prosecution could assume that you are planning on selling the drugs.
What is prescription fraud and what penalties could it entail? This is a crime that is becoming more frequent in occurrence. It involves attempting to get prescription medications by doctor shopping, forging prescriptions, etc. Those convicted could be facing up to 20 years in prison or even a $10,000 fine.
What could happen if you are convicted of selling drugs? The penalties for selling drugs will differ depending on how much you were accused of selling as well as where you were accused of selling. For example, if you were in close vicinity to a school or other facility that cares for children, the penalties will be even harsher.
What is drug smuggling? Smuggling is defined as transporting an illegal substance across country borders. As Texas borders Mexico, it is not uncommon for drugs to be smuggled between the countries. It you were accused of smuggling drugs between countries, you should contact our office as soon as possible so that we can start building a case for you.
Drug trafficking is one of the more serious types of drug crimes. Drug trafficking includes conspiring to traffick drugs as well as distributing them. It can also include smuggling them across state lines and country borders. For more information, please contact our team. We could look over your case and seek to defend you.
What should you do if you were accused of transporting drugs? Drug transportation is defined as transferring a drug from one location to another. The penalties you could be facing for drug transportation could differ depending on the circumstances of your case. In order to have the best possible chance of getting your charges dropped, you should contact a member of our legal team today so that we can begin to build a case for you.
Types of Drugs
The types of penalties you could be facing will depend on the specific drug that was involved. Penalty Group 1 drugs are cocaine, heroin, and crystal meth. Penalty Group 2 includes amphetamines, ecstasy, and PCP. Penalty Group 3 drugs are prescription drugs and Penalty Group 4 drugs are those that contain codeine.
Talk to a San Antonio drug attorney as soon as possible!
Don't take any chances with your future if you are facing charges in a drug case. Texas law provides for very heavy penalties and every effort should be made to defend against the charges. The defense of your case should begin the moment you are arrested, or if you are under investigation by federal or state authorities, it is critical that you exercise your right to an attorney before engaging in answering any questions. We are committed to protecting your rights and providing you with the high quality, aggressive defense that you deserve. It is understood that the situation is very concerning, and knowing you have aggressive legal representation can increase your confidence that everything possible is being done to help you, both in and out of court. Contact a San Antonio drug crime lawyer from our firm at once if you are facing drug crime charges.