San Angelo Drug Possession Lawyer

Being arrested for drug possession in San Angelo is a frightening and confusing experience. With the felony charge carrying long-term prison time and hefty fines, having an experienced San Angelo drug possession lawyer to help navigate Texas's severe and complicated legal system is crucial to getting the best possible outcome for your case.

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Why Choose Our San Angelo Drug Possession Lawyers

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The Law Offices of David White is San Angelo's leading criminal defense law firm specializing in drug possession cases.

Our team leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice for our clients, protecting your rights by:

  • Examining the evidence against you for any weaknesses, inconsistencies, or rights violations that can be used in your defense.
  • Challenging illegal search and seizure with motions to have any evidence obtained through unlawful means dismissed.
  • Negotiating with the prosecution for lesser penalties or even having the charges dropped altogether.
  • Providing a solid defense in court using all available legal strategies to fight for the best possible outcome.

Whether it's your first offense or you have a prior criminal record, there is no time to waste in securing a skilled San Angelo criminal defense lawyer. Contact The Law Offices of David White today for a free consultation in English or Spanish and see how we can protect your rights and fight for your freedom.

What Are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Texas?

Potential penalties for a drug possession charge in San Angelo vary, but one thing is certain: drug possession in Texas is a serious crime.

Texas categorizes possession charges into different categories that will ultimately determine penalties: 

  • Penalty Group 1: Charges involving drugs such as heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine fall under this category and carry six to 24 months in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Those caught with 400 grams could receive up to 99 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines.
  • Penalty Group 2: Drugs in this category include ecstasy, PCP, and mescaline. Any amount is punishable by up to two years in prison, several thousand in fines, and a permanent criminal record. If caught with over 400 grams, the penalty ranges from five to 99 years imprisonment and $50,000 in fines.
  • Penalty Group 3: This group includes Valium, Xanax, and Ritalin. Small amounts could result in up to one year of imprisonment and $4,000 in fines, while larger amounts carry penalties similar to those of penalty group 2.
  • Penalty Group 4: Possession of less than 28 grams of opium or morphine carries a penalty of six months imprisonment and $2,000 in fines. Larger amounts could result in five to 99 years imprisonment and $50,000 in fines.
  • Marijuana: A category of its own, marijuana possession in San Angelo is treated as a misdemeanor for small amounts (less than two ounces) with penalties of up to six months imprisonment and $2,000 in fines. Larger amounts can result in felony charges with a potential prison term of 99 years and $50,000 in fines.

In addition to these penalties, drug convictions in Texas come with many other penalties that can:

  • Affect or limit job opportunities and professional licenses,
  • Cause difficulties obtaining federal financial aid for education
  • Revoke or restrict driving privileges
  • Bar individuals from owning firearms or voting
  • Damage personal and professional relationships
  • Create a permanent criminal record that is publicly available

These life-altering consequences are why having a skilled San Angelo drug possession lawyer from the Law Offices of David White on your side is vital. With our help, we can work towards reducing the negative impact of drug possession charges on your ability to live a normal life.

What Are My Rights if I Have Been Arrested for Drug Possession in Texas?

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Being arrested is never a pleasant experience, but you still have rights even in this stressful situation, including:

  • The right to remain silent. You do not have to answer any questions from law enforcement about the alleged crime or provide any information that could potentially incriminate you. It is best to exercise this right and wait for your lawyer before discussing the case.
  • The right to legal representation. You have the right to have a lawyer present during any questioning or court proceedings. It is important to contact a San Angelo drug possession lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest so they can begin building your defense.
  • The right to be free from unlawful search and seizure. Law enforcement must follow the guidelines of the Fourth Amendment when conducting searches or seizures. Any evidence obtained through an illegal search may be deemed inadmissible in court.
  • The right to a fair trial. You have the right to a trial by jury before an impartial judge. This means your case will be decided based on evidence presented in court, not outside factors or biases.

Protecting these rights starts with hiring an experienced San Angelo criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of David White. Our top-notch legal services ensure your rights are upheld every step of the way for the best possible outcome to your drug possession charge in Texas.

Our San Angelo Practice Areas

The Law Offices of David White are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services in a variety of drug-related, criminal, and personal injury cases, including:

  • Drug manufacturing & distribution
  • DWI/DUI
  • Domestic abuse
  • White collar crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • Traffic crimes
  • Criminal record expungement
  • Probation termination requests
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Oil field accidents

Contact us online or by phone day or night to determine if we can help you secure the best possible outcome for your criminal or personal injury case.

Get Your Free Consultation With Our Experienced San Angelo Drug Possession Lawyers

David M. White, San Angelo Drug Possession Lawyer
David M. White, Drug Possession Attorney in San Angelo

Don't risk your future and freedom by facing drug possession charges alone. Visit the Law Offices of David White for a free consultation from an experienced and understanding criminal defense lawyer in San Angelo. We will listen to your case, answer any questions, and provide you with the best legal options moving forward.

Get your free, confidential consultation today at (325) 221-4421, and let us help protect your future when facing drug possession charges in Texas.