San Antonio Drug Offense Lawyers
Drug charges may have consequences that go far beyond a simple fine, jail time or probation. Even a misdemeanor marijuana conviction can result in your being denied a federally guaranteed student loan. It can also result in suspension of your driver’s license for a year. If you are caught with drugs in your vehicle, boat or home, you could be subject to forfeiture of your property (additional information on drug charges).
At the law firm of Del Prado & Del Prado in San Antonio, Texas, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your drug charge case, the consequences you face and possible defenses to the charges. Del Prado & Del Prado represents people charged with drug possession, possession with intent to deliver and trafficking of controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs.
What Is Drug Possession?
Most people don’t understand what drug possession means. The Texas Penal Code defines “Possession” to mean actual care, custody, control or management.
You can be found guilty of drug possession even if the police didn’t find any drugs on you. If the drugs were in a car and you were one of the passengers, you and everyone else in the vehicle can be charged with possession. Depending on the quantity of drugs, you could also be charged with possession with intent to deliver or drug distribution.
Often, police will try to strengthen a possession case by pressuring people into saying the drugs were theirs. However, you should never say anything to police without first speaking to an attorney.
Defenses in Drug Cases
In defending against drug cases, your defense attorney has to have a thorough understanding of search and seizure laws and how they apply to your particular fact situation. As a Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mario Del Prado has a thorough understanding of search and seizure laws.
Many of the cases that are handled by the attorneys at Del Prado & Del Prado boil down to whether police used proper procedures in the search and seizure of drug evidence. It takes an experienced, qualified defense attorney to find the procedural flaws in the state’s case and use this information to suppress the state’s evidence against you.
Mario Del Prado is an experienced, Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist.
Mario Del Prado is one of a handful of criminal defense lawyers in Bexar County who is both Board Certified and qualified to handle cases where the death penalty is involved.
Certified Criminal Law Specialists have experience in the preparation and trial of serious criminal matters. They have extensive knowledge of state and federal constitutional law, evidence, procedure and penal laws involved in these matters.
Only lawyers who are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization have the right to say they are experts in a particular area of law.
Learn more our background and what it means to be a Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist.
Free Lawyer Consultation
To schedule a free consultation with a San Antonio drug offense lawyer to discuss your drug charge case, call 210.698.3533 or fill out the contact form on this site. Hablamos español.