Your San Antonio Drug Crime Lawyer

The state of Texas is very strict on enforcing laws against drug possession, drug sales and drug delivery. For this reason, if you are caught selling illegal drugs, you could be facing very serious penalties. It is crucial that you seek experienced counsel and advice from a San Antonio drug crime attorney as soon as possible. Prosecutors, judges and juries typically seek longer sentences for delivery cases. Unlike drug possession cases, where probated sentences are sometimes required, prison is the likely consequence for a drug sales or delivery conviction.

Penalties For Drug Crimes

The penalties and consequences for your charges will heavily depend on the type and amount of drug that you were accused of selling. Most convictions will result in at least state jail felony charges. In some cases, drug trafficking is classified as a federal crime. The punishments resulting from federal crimes can be very severe, many times life-altering. The following types of penalties are examples of potential consequences you may face if convicted:

Sale of a quarter ounce or less of marijuana: class B misdemeanor charge, including up to $2,000 in fines and 180 days in jail.

Delivery of less than 1 gram of cocaine, meth or ecstasy: two years to ten years in the state penitentiary and a fine up to $10,000.

Both charges are for the minimum amount of drugs, which means the penalties only get more severe as the amount increases. Some sentences can even include up to 99 years or life in prison and six-or even seven-figure fines in Federal cases. If a minor is involved in the situation, the penalties will continue to increase. Any type of drug sale or drug trafficking charge can leave a huge mark on your permanent record.

Attorney Tylden Shaeffer has helped numerous individuals challenge drug sales charges. With more than 25 years of experience, he has a thorough knowledge of criminal defense strategies and is Board-Certified in criminal law. Tylden Shaeffer will be able to review your case and help you determine which defense is right for you.