Texas Law enforcement searches as many vehicles and persons as they can. Their aggressive behavior can result a violation of your constitutional rights. The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees you to be secure against unreasonable search and seizures. The legal system in Texas promotes “justice for all.” San Antonio Drug Possession attorney Patrick Hancock works aggressively to ensure “justice for you.” Texas has a well-earned reputation for taking drug crimes seriously. Our prison populations continue to climb largely attributed to our “zero tolerance” against drug possession or controlled substances offenses.
Since drug-related convictions have both short and long term consequences, it is vital that you contact a San Antonio drug possession attorney as soon as possible after your arrest. Depending upon the circumstance of your situation, you could be facing extremely serious penalties. Under federal law, penalties for possessing drugs in a school zone can be increased, and Texas law considers a school zone anything within 1,000 feet of school property. Getting caught with drugs in this area can have you facing a serious felony charges.
Nationwide, law enforcement made an estimated 1,638,846 arrests for drug abuse violations in 2010. Annually, the US spends more than $51,000,000,000 on the war on drugs. The number of people arrested in 2013 in the US on nonviolent drug charges surpassed 1.5 million. If you find yourself within the group of citizens that have been charged with a nonviolent drug possession charge, you need a drug possession attorney that is experienced in defending against a wide range of drug cases. San Antonio drug possession attorney Patrick Hancock will fight vigorously against any drug charges you might be facing.