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What You Should Know About Drug Charges In Texas

Texas courts treat drug offenses very seriously, and a criminal conviction can have severe long-term consequences. If you face charges for drug possession in San Antonio or the surrounding area, a skilled criminal defense attorney can effectively protect your rights and work to mitigate the effects of these accusations.

At the Law Offices of Anthony B. Cantrell, we have the experience necessary to effectively protect your rights in criminal drug cases at both the state and federal level. For the past 20 years, attorney Anthony Cantrell has focused his legal practice exclusively on criminal defense matters.

Experienced Lawyer With A Distinguished Legal Career

Throughout Mr. Cantrell’s legal career, he has an exceptional record of success, and earned recognition for his skills both inside and outside of the courtroom. He has received the AV® peer review rating,* and he has been designated as a board-certified criminal defense lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

When you reach out to our office, we will be ready to answer your questions about the charges ahead of you. Some of the questions we get most frequently are:

What happens when you face drug possession charges in Texas?

There are a few different possibilities if the police charge you with drug possession. You will face significant penalties under Texas’ drug law as drug possession charges can range from a class B misdemeanor up to a first-degree felony.

Can a drug possession charge be dropped?

The state will drop possession charges for several different reasons. Obviously, if they find during their investigation that they don’t have the evidence, they will drop a charge. Other times, it is a matter of a plea deal. However, the state does not spontaneously drop any charge unless you have an aggressive advocate fighting for you.

Do drug crime penalties vary based on the type of drug?

Yes. Marijuana charges are under an entirely separate class from other charges in Texas. While generally speaking, marijuana charges can be less severe, that’s not saying much. Texas has some of the most strict penalties for possession in the country, with the maximum penalty of life in prison.

Legal Representation When You Need It

We understand that your need for an attorney may not arise during traditional business hours. We provide emergency representation at hearings and bail bond services. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For specific information regarding your drug charges, it is important to speak with a criminal defense lawyer. If you the authorities accuse you of drug possession, contact the Law Offices of Anthony B. Cantrell or call us at 210-888-9653.

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.