Defending Against Drug Crime Charges: Experienced Attorney Serving Texas
If you have been charged with a drug crime, consult a criminal defense lawyer ready to protect your rights at every stage of the criminal justice process. You face serious consequences and need someone who knows the system and the best strategies for your defense.
A conviction for a state or federal drug offense can have serious long-term ramifications on your life — it can affect your driving privileges, employment possibilities, professional license and, perhaps most importantly, your freedom.
Experienced Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer in San Antonio
To protect yourself from such severe consequences, you need an experienced and diligent criminal defense lawyer . You need the help of San Antonio drug crimes attorney Patrick L. Hancock.
Patrick Hancock is a nationally recognized trial attorney with more than 25 years of criminal law experience. He has been selected for inclusion on top peer-review attorney lists such as The Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers and S.A. Scene Magazine's Best Lawyers in San Antonio. Contact Patrick L. Hancock for a free and confidential consultation about your drug crime charges.
Mr. Hancock's defense work focuses on both state and federal drug crime charges. Whatever drug charge you face, he is a proven trial attorney who can defend your freedom and your rights.
Get Legal Help in Dealing With a Drug Charge in Texas
You have a right to defend yourself against drug charges — no matter how much-alleged evidence the state has against you. Before making any potentially incriminating statements to law enforcement or the prosecution, you should speak to an accomplished criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Patrick L. Hancock.
We handle a variety of drug-related charges, including:
- Drug possession
- Drug distribution and trafficking
- Drug manufacturing and marijuana grow houses
- Drug conspiracy
- Driving under the influence of drugs (DUI)
Whether you were arrested for drug crimes involving marijuana, heroin, cocaine or crystal meth, criminal attorney Patrick L. Hancock will provide you with experienced and skilled legal representation. He has in-depth knowledge of the state and federal courts in Texas and will fight to reduce your penalties or have your case dismissed.
Understanding the Prosecutor's Strategy
Every drug crime has its own unique elements that must be proven, as well as potential defenses. At The Law Firm of Patrick Hancock, we handled every aspect of drug defense, involving:
- Drug possession, including marijuana possession
- Illegal possession and distribution of marijuana
- Distribution and sale of cocaine, methamphetamines or other drugs
- Prescription drug fraud
These are all serious charges. Prosecutors will often charge a defendant with multiple offenses — including charges they cannot prove — in order to get a conviction. We have the experience to know when you are being treated fairly and when you are not.
Search and Seizure in San Antonio Drug Crime Cases
Even the most severe drug crime charges can be reduced or dismissed with the right defenses. Patrick Hancock with thoroughly investigate your case to determine what defenses are available to you, such as unconstitutional search and seizure.
There are very specific search and seizure rules that officers must follow in order to search your person, car or home. For example, police officers must either have your permission or a search warrant to search your home. If they have an invalid search warrant or they search outside the scope of the warrant, the evidence they find can be thrown out. This is called "suppression of the evidence" and it often leads to drug case dismissals.
Alternative Sentencing for Minor Drug Crimes
Sometimes, when people are charged with a drug crime, the criminal act is only a symptom of a bigger problem. Often, there are chemical dependency issues that need to be addressed, but the people involved generally lack the proper resources to find a solution to their problems.
Texas offers drug courts to some people facing minor drug crime charges. Drug court is a form of alternative sentencing. Attorney Patrick L. Hancock can help you weigh your defense options and pursue alternative sentencing whenever possible.
Retain a Drug Possession Defense Attorney in San Antonio
When you are facing drug offense charges, hire an accomplished drug possession defense lawyer in Texas to represent you. Contact Patrick L. Hancock or call him at 210-223-8844 for a free and confidential consultation. He believes that success lies in using every available means to develop a strategy to defend you against drug charges in state or federal courts.