San Antonio Drug Possession Attorney
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Few states have drug possession laws as stringent and harsh as Texas. Lawmakers have outlined extensive penalties for those caught with controlled substances, with complex criteria on how offenders should be punished. No two drug possession charges are alike and to accurately understand the details of your charge and what consequences you could be facing, it is imperative that you consult a knowledgeable and dedicated San Antonio drug crimes lawyer.
At The Law Office of Guillermo Lara Jr., Attorney Lara has successfully resolved hundreds of criminal cases and is ready to bring that unparalleled experience to you your drug possession charges. With tireless efforts and unmatched resources, he can ensure that your voice is clearly and emphatically heard in a court of law.
Why hire Guillermo Lara? Recent Case Results:
- Possession of Controlled Substance: Dismissed
- Possession of Controlled Substance, Felony 2: Dismissed
- Possession of Marijuana & Cocaine: Dismissed
Texas Drug Possession Laws
Texas has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drug use and possession. The charges you receive depend on the type of drug in your possession. You could receive a Class A, B or C misdemeanor for smaller amounts of drugs, but this may be escalated to a felony if larger amounts are found.
Examples of misdemeanor charges and punishments:
- Class A: $4,000 fine and 1 year in jail
- Class B: $2,000 fine and 180 days in jail
- Class C: $500 fine
Texas Drug "Groups" & Penalties
Texas law classifies illegal substances into different groups. These groups are primarily used to determine the illegality of a substance. For instance, Group 1 substances are considered the most dangerous and carry the most severe penalties. Group 4 substances, however, commonly carry lesser penalties.
Some common examples of substances in each drug group include:
- Group 1: Heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine
- Group 1A: LSD
- Group 2: PCP, mescaline, ecstasy
- Group 3: Xanax, Valium, Ritalin, and other prescription drugs
- Group 4: Dionine and Buprenorphine compounds
Penalties for these crimes can vary greatly. Not only is the substance involved in the charge key to determining possible penalties, the quantity is also a critical concern. Texas does include a mandatory six month driver's license suspense with any drug possession charge. To determine what specific charges you could be facing for your drug charge, contact Attorney Lara today.
Have you been arrested for marijuana possession in Texas?
While other states all over the country are reforming their marijuana laws, Texas marijuana statutes remain strident. In fact, far more people are arrested for simple marijuana possession than violent crimes in Texas. Possession of four ounces or less is a misdemeanor that can result in fines and jail time.
Any volume of marijuana over four ounces is a felony and can result in a sentence to state prison!
However, these are the maximum penalties. With an advocate in your corner, reduction of these charges or even a complete dismissal is possible. Put these possibilities within reach. Contact Attorney Lara today to learn more about your potential defense strategies.
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Any criminal charge can be frightening, but those charged with drug possession offenses can feel particularly marginalized and dismissed by our judicial system. Do not become just another case number— call The Law Office of Guillermo Lara Jr. today to fight your charges and pursue the best possible outcome of your case. Attorney Lara is prepared to exhaust every legal avenue to make sure your rights are protected and your possession charges are put as swiftly behind you as possible.
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