Drug Possession Lawyer in San Antonio
Call Our Drug Crime Attorneys at (210) 762-4128
Drug possession - known legally as possession of marijuana or possession
of a controlled substance - is simply having certain controlled drugs
on your person or under your control. This could include:
- Prescription medication
Punishment varies depending on the type of drug and the amount processed.
Penalties range from up to a $2,000 fine, 180 days in the county jail,
and a possible probation period of up to 2 years for possession of a small
amount of marijuana, to up to a $100,000 fine and 15-99 years in prison
or life in prison for possession of a large amount of serious narcotics.
Sometimes, even if a person is given probation, they may be sent to a
lockdown drug treatment facility for many months prior to release.
In addition to the normal criminal penalties certain drug convictions can
prevent you from getting student loans or other government benefits. This
can be devastating to a young person hoping to go to college or a trade
school. At Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys at Law, our San Antonio
drug possession lawyers are here to help you. We have the necessary
criminal defense experience to defend your life when facing serious drug charges.
Defend Against Guilt by Association
This is a typical situation: You are in your car with four people on the
way to a restaurant. Unknown to you, a friend or acquaintance sitting
in the passenger seat is carrying a small amount of cocaine in his or
her purse. You are driving too fast, and a law enforcement officer begins
to pull you over. Your friend or acquaintance pulls the drugs from his
or her purse and places it in an open drink cup in the center console.
During the stop, the officer thinks the passenger looks nervous and asks
to search the car. You did not see this individual place the drugs in
the cup and okay the search. Moments later, the officer finds the cocaine
and detains everyone and all fail to claim the drug as belonging to them.
You are shocked as the officer arrests you and everyone in the car, and
soon you find yourself under indictment for a felony. This is guilt by
Because of the protections given us by the Constitution, law enforcement
officers must follow strict rules in searching our homes and persons.
If the search is illegal, then in most cases the evidence found in the
search is excluded from trial. If the drugs are excluded, the state cannot
prove your case and often is forced to dismiss the case against you. Our
San Antonio drug possession attorneys can help if you are in Seguin, New
Braunfels, or San Marcos.
at (210) 762-4128 for your