Criminal Defense for Drug Charges

Drug crimes populate the entire spectrum in terms of the severity of consequences of a conviction. For example, unlawful possession of a small amount of a Penalty Group 3 or 4 will result in a misdemeanor charge, whereas any possession of a Penalty Group 1 or 2 drug will result in a felony charge. Penalty Groups 1 and 2 include such drugs as cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine, LSD, mescaline and psilocybin.

Penalty Groups 3 and 4 include such drugs as Valium, Ritalin and Xanax. Marijuana is classified separately. Possession of less than two ounces is a Class B misdemeanor; possession of 2 to 4 ounces is a Class A misdemeanor. Possession of more than 4 ounces is a felony. Drug charges, whether they are a misdemeanor or a felony, should be treated with the utmost seriousness.

San Antonio Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

Being charged with possession of a controlled substance is often a harrowing experience, one in which you may not have ever expected to find yourself. It is important to remember that a charge is not a conviction, and that an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you navigate through the legal system and work to defend you against such charges.

If you are facing charges for a drug crime, you want your attorney to be able to analyze your case from every angle and have an intimate understanding of how the prosecution team works. With over 25 years of experience with criminal cases, call on qualified San Antonio criminal defense attorney, Tylden Shaeffer.

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