What is a Drug Crime?

A drug crime generally refers to any offense which involves controlled substances. These may include illegal street drugs such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine or marijuana as well as prescription drugs such as Xanax or Vicodin. Specific criminal offenses related to drug crime in San Antonio, Texas may include: drug trafficking, drug manufacture, drug distribution, selling illegal drugs, prescription fraud, drug possession and possession with the intent to sell or distribute.

Penalties for Drug Crimes May Vary Depending On:
• The type of drug
• The amount of drug
• Whether minors were involved
• Where the offense occurred (within a certain distance of a school, for instance)
• Whether violence or other crimes were involved
• Whether there was an actual distribution or intent to distribute the drug(s).

DEFENSE FOR SAN ANTONIO DRUG CHARGES

Physical evidence (drugs, drug paraphernalia, scales, packaging, fingerprints, DNA, etc.) will play a major role in any drug crime case. What happens when that evidence is not found and collected in accordance with statutory or constitutional rights and standard procedures? If an illegal search and seizure led to the discovery of drug evidence, your defense lawyer may be able to use this in your favor. You will need an experienced lawyer who can spot these issues and who knows how to contest such searches and seizures.

Evidence obtained in an unreasonable or illegal search and seizure may not be used against a defendant. By discovering this and contesting evidence seized by illegal means, your San Antonio drug crimes lawyer may be able help defend you against a conviction.

SAN ANTONIO DRUG CRIMES ATTORNEY
HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED FOR A DRUG-RELATED OFFENSE?

As a San Antonio drug crimes defense attorney with over 25+ years of experience and a background in criminal prosecution, Tylden Shaeffer is knowledgeable regarding both sides of Texas drug crime charges. To receive your free initial case evaluation, contact him today at (210) 585-2508.