San Antonio Drug Crime Lawyer
Are you or a loved one facing drug charges in Texas? Contact an experienced San Antonio drug crime lawyer with a proven track record of success in the courtroom.
Drug crimes can result in serious consequences. They can change the course of your entire life. Drug possession, drug trafficking, manufacturing of a controlled substance, and distribution charges can cost you your job, custody of your children, and could even cause you to get evicted if you’re a renter. If you’re convicted, you face the possibility of imprisonment, fines, and a lifetime of being branded as a felon. That could make it hard for you to find a good job or adequate housing. You could lose your right to own a gun or to vote. You may even lose your ability to qualify for a student loan if you decide you want to go back to school. To give yourself the best possible chance, you need an experienced and aggressive south Texas drug crime lawyer who understands the state laws and the criminal justice system.
Successful Cases Defending Possession of Marijuana
Defendant was charged with possession of marijuana (under 2 oz.). The case was ultimately dismissed and expunged.
Defendant was charged with possession of marijuana. The case was dismissed and expunged.
Defendant was charged with Possession of Marijuana 2-4 oz. We were able to get the defendant into the pretrial diversion program and the case was ultimately dismissed and the defendant is eligible for an expunction.
The defendant was stopped in his vehicle for running a stop sign. After detecting a strong order of marijuana, the defendant was found to be in possession of both a gun and marijuana. We were able to get the defendant into a diversion program and both cases were dismissed. The defendant is eligible to have both cases expunged.
The defendant was charged with possession of marijuana. We got the defendant into the pretrial diversion program and the case was dismissed early and expunged.
The defendant was charged with possession of marijuana in a drug free zone. We set the case for trial and were able to get it dismissed.
The defendant was charged with the felony offense of possession of marijuana in a drug free zone. Ultimately the case was dismissed when the State failed to provide the contraband to the defense for viewing and testing.
The defendant was arrested by the University Police Department for possession of marijuana. We alleged the officers search/conduct was unlawful and violated our client’s constitutional rights. After a motion to suppress hearing the judge ruled in our favor and the case was dismissed.
Possession of Marijuana, case dismissed.
A San Antonio Drug Crime Lawyer Can Help You Protect and Exercise Your Rights
An allegation by the State is just that: an allegation. Yet, many people who are accused of a drug crime are tried in the eyes of the public before they ever step foot in front of a judge. Law enforcement may pressure you or even lie to you in an effort to get you to admit you did something wrong. That pressure, and how you’re treated, can cause you to say something that you shouldn’t. It could lead you to accepting responsibility when you shouldn’t. This highlights the importance of retaining a south Texas drug crime lawyer to help you protect and exercise your rights.
You can start by exercising your right to remain silent and have a lawyer present during questioning. This will help ensure that you don’t say something you shouldn’t. It also offers you peace of mind by providing you with the assurance that someone is looking out for what is in your best interest and telling you the truth.
Most Common Drug Charges in South Texas
In south Texas, the most common drug charges are drug possession, trafficking, federal drug charges, and possession with the intent to distribute. Kurt Gransee, an experienced San Antonio drug crime lawyer represents defendants facing these charges and other drug charges as well.
Although medical marijuana and even recreational use is allowed in other states, drug possession is still vigorously prosecuted and punished in Texas. A conviction carries both criminal penalties and collateral consequences for everything from employment to education.
It is critical to fight the charges, despite the dire warnings of police or prosecutors for refusing to “cooperate.” Rush & Gransee, L.C., provides skilled and experienced representation for drug possession. Our criminal defense attorney has helped clients get charges dismissed or evidence thrown out, and he has helped clients beat the charges at trial or negotiate lesser penalties.
If you’re charged with drug possession, you’re being accused of violating the Texas Controlled Substances Act. You may also face additional charges. There are various defenses that may be available depending on the facts surrounding your case:
- You didn’t know that you were in possession of the drug(s).
- The drug isn’t for human consumption.
- The drug has a new drug application under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
- The drug is approved as an investigational drug under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and you having it is subject to an exemption.
- You have medical marijuana and you’re allowed to use it under The Texas Compassionate Use Act.
- The drug you have was prescribed to you by a medical doctor.
- You don’t have enough of the drug on your person or in your possession to constitute a drug possession charge.
The penalties for possession in Texas depend on the type of drug involved, how much of it you have, how the drug was being stored and whether it was concealed, if there is drug paraphernalia (including a large amount of money), and any past convictions you may have.
Arrested for Possession or Possession With Intent?
We have represented youths, college students and adults from all walks of life arrested on drug charges, including:
- Misdemeanor possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia
- Possession of cocaine, heroin or other controlled substances
- Illegal possession of painkillers and other prescription-only drugs
- Possession with intent to distribute (possessing a large quantity)
Except for small amounts of marijuana, drug possession is typically charged as a felony, punishable by prison time, fines and other drug crime penalties. A felony conviction also cancels voting rights, gun rights and other civil liberties. A criminal record will affect job and housing opportunities, college options, scholarships or financial aid, coaching and volunteer positions.
Federal Drug Charges in South Texas
In addition to the State of Texas prosecuting you, you could also face federal drug charges. If you’re charged with a federal drug crime, the consequences are even more severe. You should immediately schedule your free consultation with our experienced south Texas drug crime defense lawyers.
Successful Cases Defending Drug Possession
Defendant was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Case was ultimately dismissed and expunged
Defendant was charged with possession of marijuana (under 2 oz.). The case was ultimately dismissed and expunged
We were able to get the defendant’s deferred adjudication for a felony drug offense terminated early over the objection of the prosecution.
Possession of Drugs. Case was dismissed.
The defendant was charged with possession of a controlled substance after an officer found the drugs in the defendant’s car. The defendant was stopped, detained and his vehicle searched because according to the officer he was impeding traffic. The case was dismissed after providing the prosecutor case law showing the officer was incorrect in stopping my client for the stated reason.
The defendant was charged with possession of PG 4 less than 28 grams. Case dismissed.
Possession with Intent to Distribute
Allegations of drug possession with intent to distribute are not always based on actually transporting, smuggling, distributing or dealing drugs. Many people are overcharged or unfairly accused of trafficking based solely on a certain quantity of drugs or stretching interpretations of the law.
The law firm of Rush & Gransee, L.C., will not let you be railroaded on trumped-up charges or pressured to confess or accept a bad plea deal. We hold the police accountable for honoring your constitutional rights, and we hold prosecutors accountable for charging cases appropriately and giving clients their due process.
Our diligent and aggressive drug crime defense has resulted in dismissals, reductions, acquittals and other favorable outcomes for clients in Bexar County and South Texas.
If you are charged or under investigation for possession with intent to distribute in the San Antonio area, call us immediately at 210-223-9200.
Since many of the possible defenses for possession with the intent to distribute are the same as possession and drug trafficking, we won’t cover those again. However, there is an additional defense: duress. If you were forced into this crime by threat of harm to you or your family, that could be a mitigating factor. If you’re being accused of possession with the intent to distribute, you’re being accused of violating the Texas Controlled Substances Act. Some factors that will be considered include the number of drugs allegedly involved, the type of drug, and how it is classified under Texas law.
Possession with intent to deliver can be based on surveillance of drug transactions, but more often, it is based purely on the amount of drugs or possession of a scale or baggies. If you were holding more than a recreational amount when stopped in traffic or searched, you may find yourself charged with a state jail felony or greater felony with the possibility of two or more years in prison.
The potential penalties are extremely serious. You need to talk with an experienced San Antonio drug crime lawyer as soon as possible.
When you have been accused of drug crimes such as drug possession, importation, drug manufacturing, or delivery of controlled substances (distribution), you are facing a serious crime that will have a major impact on your life if you are convicted. If you are being charged in federal court, you may be looking at a long prison sentence with little chance for parole. In these situations, you want a San Antonio drug crime lawyer with experience, credibility, and an aggressive trial strategy.
Investigating Your Drug Charges
We will use our criminal law experience to carefully go over your drug charges in order to determine what issues could prevent your conviction. An unconstitutional stop by the police or an improper search warrant, for example, may mean that any evidence the authorities gathered as a result of the illegal search, i.e., drugs, cannot be introduced into court.
If you have been charged with drug charges related to possession or delivery of cocaine, marijuana, drug trafficking, or operating a meth lab, you need a lawyer with the experience to effectively challenge your drug arrest in the state or federal court system.
Drug Crime Offenses Can Ruin Your Life
Drug crimes, regardless of whether they are felonies or misdemeanors, can change how you thought your life would pan out. Don’t leave your fate in the hands of the State of Texas. If you’re arrested, you don’t have to wait until you’re officially charged. Exercise your right to remain silent and call our aggressive San Antonio drug crime lawyer. Let us help you protect your future.
Contact An Experienced San Antonio Drug Crime Lawyer for a Free Consultation
We offer a free initial consultation. Call (210) 223-9200 to set up an appointment so we can determine how best to help you. Contact a skilled San Antonio drug crime lawyer at Rush & Gransee, L.C.
We handle cases and serve clients throughout Texas, including the cities of San Antonio, Brownsville, McAllen, Harlingen, Laredo, Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, and Bexar County.
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