Drug Possession Lawyer in San Antonio and Bexar County

In the state of Texas, the laws on drugs are extremely tough. The severity of the crime depends on the classification of the drug and the quantity possessed. With larger quantities, individuals can face charges that include intent to distribute as well as drug possession. A drug possession defense attorney in San Antonio such as Derek W. Emmons has the skills and expertise to represent individuals charged with these crimes.

Drug possession charges in Texas are considered either Class B or Class A misdemeanors, which can lead up to a year in jail and fines up to $4,000. With larger quantities of the drug found or additional charges, individuals can face up to life in prison and $250,000 in fines. This is why hiring a drug possession drug attorney is so important, as they allow you a better chance at reduced or dropped charges.

Understanding Drug Categories in Texas

Understanding that different drugs are in different categories in Texas helps you to understand the law more clearly. The possession of a controlled substance in each of these categories results in different penalties. The five categories include:

  1. Narcotics including Opium, Hydrocodone, Codeine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Morphine, and Carfentanil
  2. Depressants including opiates such as heroin, Valium, alcohol, inhalants, opioids, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines.
  3. Hallucinogens such as LSD, peyote, ketamine, mushrooms, PCP, and mescaline
  4. Stimulants including speed and cocaine
  5. Marijuana

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 getting a job, applying for loans, getting insurance, or renting. Derek W. Emmons can help you to clear your record through expunction if you qualify in Texas.

Talk to a Drug Possession Defense Attorney Today

It’s important to retain the legal services of an experienced attorney in San Antonio such as Derek W. Emmons immediately after being charged and/or arrested. To have a free consultation with him today, call his Texas law office at 210-226-2800. During this important phone call, you can discuss your case, tell your side of the story, and also ask any questions you have about his experience or skills. The Law Office of Derek W. Emmons serves clients in San Antonio and all of the surrounding Texas communities. For more information on a drug possession charges or arrests, contact his office which can be accessed seven days a week. He 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 legal expertise.

San Antonio Criminal

Defense Lawyer

I understand how important it is for you to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side, so I ask you to take the first step today and contact me for a free case evaluation.

(210) 226-2800.


My clients are extremely important to me, so much so I even provide them with my cell phone number so they can contact me when I am out of the office. Evening and weekend consultations are available by appointment.

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206 East Locust Street,
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San Antonio, TX 78212

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