Have you been arrested for a drug crime in San Antonio? If so, you could be facing severe consequences that can affect your freedom, lifestyle, and reputation for the rest of your life. Do not gamble a drug crime conviction without obtaining legal representation from an experienced Texas drug crime defense attorney–it is never worth the risk.
Criminal Defense Attorney Sophia C. Martinez has over 25 years of experience successfully handling drug crime cases in San Antonio. During a one-on-one consultation with Attorney Martinez, she will thoroughly analyze the details of your case and begin constructing a solid defense strategy to fight the charges presented against you.
Fight a San Antonio Drug Charge with a Texas Criminal Defense Attorney
Crimes involving drugs can include the possession, distribution, trafficking, manufacturing, or intent to sell controlled substances such as:
- Molly (MDMA)
- THC oil or wax
After being arrested for a drug crime, the stress of the situation can quickly become overwhelming and cloud your judgment, so it is crucial to be proactive about obtaining a lawyer to defend your case. Opting not to hire an attorney can only harm your case. Criminal trials that do not have adequate legal defense rarely end favorably.
What are the Drug Penalty Groups in Texas?
Certain drugs are heavily regulated nationwide by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, also known as the Controlled Substances Act. However, the state of Texas has its own standards for the regulation of drugs. Chapters 481 to 486 of the Texas Health and Safety Code separate drugs into penalty groups, each carrying its own sentencing requirement. Some of the penalty group structures are as follows:
- Penalty Group 1: Opium, Ketamine, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, Oxycodone, and more than 300 mg of Hydrocodone.
- Penalty Group 1 – A: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
- Penalty Group 2: Ecstasy, Mushrooms, Mescaline, Amphetamine, Psilocybin, and Methaqualone, THC (wax/oil)
- Penalty Group 3: Ritalin, Clonazepam, Valium, Xanax, Lorazepam, Anabolic steroids, and less than 300 mg of Hydrocodone.
- Penalty Group 4: Mixtures or compounds of a limited number of narcotics and active medical ingredients.
- Marijuana (classified independently): Poss. of Marijuana 4 oz. to 5 lbs.
If convicted for a drug crime in San Antonio, you could spend years behind bars, have to pay significant fines, perform community service or complete probation. Should you be convicted of a felony drug crime, you will attain life-long status as a convicted felon and the loss of some civil liberties, such as the right to bear arms. Depending on your citizenship status, a drug charge could even result in deportation from the United States.
Contact an Experienced San Antonio Drug Crime Lawyer to Defend Your Case Today
If you or someone you know is facing a drug charge in San Antonio, it is vital that you secure the services of an experienced drug crime attorney. Criminal Defense Attorney Sophia C. Martinez will work diligently to protect your rights from the moment you connect with her. As a former Assistant District Attorney, she will provide the aggressive legal representation you need to fight a drug charge in San Antonio.
With over 25 years of experience representing Texans accused of all types of drug crimes, there is nobody better to defend your charges than Sophia Martinez Law. When you partner with our firm, drug crime attorney Sophia Martinez will personally handle your case. Contact her office today by calling (210) 981-3267 or filling out a contact form to schedule a free personal review of your case.
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