San Antonio Drug Possession Defense Lawyer
Bexar County, Texas Drug Possession Charges
In Texas, laws on drugs are extremely tough. The severity of the crime depends on the classification of the drug, as well as the quantity allegedly possessed. With larger quantities, individuals can face not only drug possession charges but also additional charges, such as intent to distribute. A drug possession defense attorney in San Antonio, such as Derek W. Emmons, has the skills and experience to represent individuals charged with these crimes.
For a free initial consultation, contact the Law Office of Derek W. Emmons, P.C. online or by phone at (210) 702-3054 today. We serve clients in San Antonio and throughout Bexar County.
Understanding Drug Categories in Texas
Drug possession charges in Texas are considered either Class B or Class A misdemeanors, which can lead to up to a year in jail and fines up to $4,000. When larger quantities of the drug are found or additional charges are added on, individuals can face up to life in prison and as much as $250,000 in fines. This is why hiring a drug crime defense attorney is so important, as having an attorney will allow you a better chance at reduced or dropped charges.
Understanding that, under Texas law, different drugs fall into different categories helps you understand the law more clearly. The possession of a controlled substance in each of these categories results in different penalties.
The five categories include:
- Narcotics, including opium, hydrocodone, codeine, fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine, and carfentanil
- Depressants, including opiates such as heroin, valium, alcohol, inhalants, opioids, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines
- Hallucinogens, such as LSD, peyote, ketamine, mushrooms, PCP, and mescaline
- Stimulants, including speed and cocaine
Drugs in these categories are placed in different penalty groups, which range in fines and jail time expectations. A charge on your record can have a negative impact on your future, including your ability to get a job, obtain loans, secure insurance, or rent an apartment/house. Attorney Derek Emmons can help you clear your record through expunction if you qualify in Texas.
Law Office of Derek W. Emmons, P.C. Possession Legal Counsel
It’s important to retain the legal services of an experienced drug possession attorney in San Antonio immediately after being charged and/or arrested. At the Law Office of Derek W. Emmons, P.C., we offer completely free initial consultations for all our clients. During this important phone call, you can discuss your case, tell your side of the story, and ask any questions you have about our experience or skills.
The Law Office of Derek W. Emmons, P.C. serves clients in San Antonio and all of the surrounding Texas communities. For more information on drug possession charges or arrests, contact our office. We are available seven days a week. Attorney Derek Emmons is ready and willing to work hard to protect your rights and to represent you legally throughout the entire process. You can be confident that you are in good hands with his extensive legal experience.
Contact us online or call (210) 702-3054 for a free consultation today.
Derek W. Emmons fights for the rights of those falsely accused of a crime in the San Antonio area. His skill, tenacity, and experience are committed to protecting your rights.
You can always expect aggressive representation, personal attention, and dedicated service. For over 20 years, Derek W. Emmons has gone above and beyond for his clients and will do everything possible to help you avoid a criminal conviction.
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