The consequences of a conviction for drug possession can follow you for the rest of your life. If you have been arrested or cited for drug possession — including marijuana possession — consult a Denver drug possession attorney as soon as possible in order to best protect your legal rights and your future.
Drug possession convictions can affect your ability to obtain federal financial assistance such as student loans or housing assistance. Drug possession convictions can also negatively impact your working life, since a conviction will appear on any background check performed by an employer.
Criminal Defense Representation From a San Antonio Lawyer
If you have been arrested or charged with drug possession, you need to contact an experienced drug possession attorney as soon as possible. It could by essential in drug possession cases to get evidence suppressed from the court record when there was an illegal search, inaccurate warrants or other constitutional violations during your drug arrest. As a knowledgeable, experienced drop possession defense attorney in San Antonio, I will review the details of your arrest and provide the best defense. I will fight vigorously on your behalf to ensure your best defense against any drug possession charges.
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.
Special Considerations in Drug Possession Cases
We represent individuals throughout Texas in drug-related cases ranging from misdemeanor marijuana possession to felony drug charges involving possession or sale and distribution. We have past experience working cases involving possession of prescription narcotics as well as possession of street drugs, and we have extensive knowledge of the many special circumstances that can make drug possession cases more complex:
- Drug possession and possession of a deadly weapon
- Second offense and possession over a certain quantity
- Possession near a school
- Arrests involving interstate possession
- Prescription drug crimes
Conviction on special offender charges may result in significantly increased penalties, including mandatory prison time. Fight back against drug possession charges with help from The Law Firm of Patrick Hancock.
Constitutional Protection in Drug Possession Cases
In our extensive experience, we have learned that many drug crimes cases are won or lost on constitutional grounds. To adequately defend yourself against drug possession charges, you need a lawyer who is well-versed in the constitutional protections afforded by the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments.
As your advocate, we will examine every detail of the proceedings against you to uncover any constitutional violations, such as illegal search and seizure, illegal detention or questioning, violation of Miranda rights and violation of the right to a speedy and impartial trial with assistance of counsel.
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.
Contact The Law Firm of Patrick Hancock in San Antonio, Texas
If you have been charged with drug possession — whether it's your first offense or a subsequent arrest — contact us to get quality criminal defense representation.