Drug Possession Lawyer in San Antonio

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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:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • 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 association.

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.

Call today at (210) 762-4128 for your free consultation.

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