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San Antonio Drug Possession Attorney

Charged with a Serious Drug-Related Crime? Call (210) 361-7322.

Have you been arrested for possession of a controlled substance? Although this charge is common, it should be taken seriously and fought by an experienced drug possession lawyer in San Antonio. At Corley Legal, we know this is a confusing and upsetting time for you and we're here to protect your rights and future.

Charges of possession can be filed if a person is thought to have intentionally and knowingly carried a controlled substance. There are two major types of possession charges in Texas: Constructive and actual. Actual possession is when the drugs were allegedly found in your direct possession, such as on your person. Constructive possession is where you do not have actual possession of a drug, but you have knowledge of its presence on your property and you have control and dominion over it.

Give us a call today at (210) 361-7322 to schedule a free consultation with our drug possession lawyer in San Antonio.

Penalties for Drug Possession in Texas

The consequences for a conviction of possession are quite complex and are determined by several different factors. The factors include which penalty group the drug is in as well as the amount of drugs which were allegedly found in your possession. In Texas, every controlled substance is classified into a "penalty group" based on its recognized medical uses or lack thereof, and its potential for abuse. These groups are used to classify all types of controlled substances. The most serious group is penalty group one, which includes drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and more.

The penalties for possessing a group one drug may include:

  • Probation period
  • Fines up to $100,000
  • Up to 99 years in prison

The "least severe" penalties that you could face, which are for a group four offense, are still quite serious. The penalties may include up to $2,000 in fines and up to 180 days in jail.

San Antonio Marijuana Possession Lawyer

Marijuana is not included in these penalty groups and is classified and punished separately. Although other states have legalized marijuana, Texas law still considers it a dangerous narcotic. The consequences of a conviction are serious and can impact your life for many years to come, if not forever.

The consequences of a marijuana possession charge may include:

  • 2 oz or less: Up to $2,000 in fines and up to 180 days in jail
  • 2-4 oz: Up to $4,000 in fines and up to 1 year in jail
  • 4 oz-5 lbs: Up to $10,000 in fines and up to 2 years in jail
  • 5 lbs-50 lbs: Up to $10,000 in fines and up to 10 years in prison
  • 50 lbs-2,000 lbs: Up to $10,000 in fines and up to 20 years in prison

Regardless of the nature of your charge, our San Antonio drug possession lawyer is here to help. We can sit down with you to assess your case and discuss your options in detail, aggressively fighting for the best possible outcome.

To make an appointment, call us at (210) 361-7322.

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