Skilled Drug Defense Lawyers Fight for Your Freedom in Texas
South Texas has strict laws regarding the possession, distribution, and use of controlled substances.
If you are accused of any type of drug crime in San Antonio, seek a competent San Antonio controlled substance attorney immediately.
Many people are surprised to learn that they can lose their freedom for possession of marijuana or other substances. The truth is that the Lone Star state has very little tolerance for anyone who breaks drug laws.
The charges are severe whether you are arrested for possession, drug paraphernalia, or distribution. And without experienced defense counsel, you could lose your job and freedom.
At Austin Hagee Law Firm, PLLC, we help Texans just like you to fight drug charges every day.
Our award-winning drug possession lawyers are ready to take your case if you are charged with cocaine possession, selling methamphetamine, or simple marijuana possession.
Types of Drug Crimes in Texas
As former prosecutors, our San Antonio controlled substance attorneys have seen it all. Whether you are arrested for the distribution of fentanyl or selling cannabis, our legal team understands the gravity of your situation.
Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, the prosecution may charge you with any of the following drug crimes:
- Prescription drug fraud,
- Drug paraphernalia,
- Drug trafficking,
- Drug possession with intent to distribute, or
- Drug possession.
We frequently represent South Texans facing charges for:
- THC concentrates,
- Prescription drugs, or
Ultimately, the details of your case will determine the type of defense strategy we employ. For example, the type of defense we tailor for a college student accused of marijuana possession will be fundamentally different than any tactic we use to defend against someone accused of trafficking methamphetamine.
San Antonio Drug Crime Penalties
In Texas, the penalties you face for a drug crime conviction vary based on many factors:
- Your criminal history,
- The drug in question,
- The quantity of the drug you are alleged to possess/distribute,
- The method by which you stored or concealed the controlled substance, and
- Any possession of additional drug paraphernalia.
At the very least, a drug crime conviction will result in a Class B or Class A misdemeanor on your record. You could face up to one year in jail and fines of up to $4,000.
Below are some examples of common drug crimes and the penalties they carry:
- Possession of cocaine — Under 1 gram is a state jail felony with an incarnation sentence between 6 months to 2 years. First-time offenders may be eligible for probation. It’s a third-degree felony to possess 1-4 grams of cocaine. Possessing between 4 and 200 grams of cocaine is a second-degree felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
- Manufacturing cocaine — For manufacturing under 1 gram of cocaine, the Texas Health and Safety Code (481.112) states you will be fined $10,000 and receive jail time of 180 days to 2 years. If you are convicted of manufacturing over 400 grams of cocaine, the punishment is a $250,000 fine and/or 15 to 99 years in prison.
- Meth Possession — For the possession of less than 1 gram of meth, you will receive a $10,000 fine and up to 2 years in prison. The crime is a third-degree felony with a $10,000 fine and 2 to 10 years in prison if you possess between 1 to 3.99 grams of meth. Possessing 4 to 199 grams of meth is a second-degree felony, punishable by a $10,000 fine and 2 to 20 years in prison.
- Marijuana possession — If you possess less than 2 oz of marijuana, you will be charged with a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted, you face up to 180 days in county jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000.
- Possessing meth paraphernalia — Includes hollowed-out pens, bottle caps, needles, and more. If convicted, you face a fine of up to $500.
These are only a few examples of common drug crimes we handle. No matter what type of controlled substance you are accused of possessing, distributing, cultivating, or manufacturing, our legal team is ready to fight for you.
Contact an Aggressive San Antonio Drug Crime Attorney
When it comes to drug crimes, few states are as strict as Texas. In an effort to deter drug offenders, the Lone Star state has some of the harshest laws and penalties in the country.
At Austin Hagee Law Firm, PLLC, we believe many of these draconian laws are unjust. If you or a loved one is arrested for any kind of drug offense in Texas, call 210-500-3700 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and speak to an experienced drug crime attorney today.
We routinely help clients defend against the following types of drug charges:
- Possession of drug paraphernalia,
- Intent to distribute,
- Delivery of drugs, and
- Sales, cultivation, and trafficking.
Rest assured, we are ready to protect your rights and freedom. Payment plans are available.