Experienced San Antonio Drug Possession Lawyer Fights Drug Crime Charges
Seek my assistance to protect your reputation from these charges
Being charged with a federal drug crime may seem like the end of your future, but you can fight the charges with the assistance of a skilled attorney. Through my firm Kevin L. Collins, P.C. I have more than 27 years of experience representing people charged with drug crimes. Having been a prosecutor, I understand the tactics that the state will use against you and how we can successfully fight them. Allow me to aggressively advocate for you for reduced penalties or to secure a case dismissal.
Classifying and fighting federal drug crime charges in Texas
Not all drug crimes are federal crimes ― some are misdemeanors. What determines whether a drug crime is a felony or misdemeanor is the amount and type of drug. A small amount of marijuana may be classified as misdemeanor possession, but a huge amount could result in felony trafficking or dealing charges. Manufacturing illegal drugs is also a felony offense.
The most effective tactics for fighting these charges are:
- Finding proof of an illegal search or seizure: Law enforcement officers may only search your home or property and seize your possessions with your spoken or written consent or a valid warrant. Without these permissions, any evidence collected is not admissible in court. Never grant officers consent to search your home, as doing so could forfeit a significant amount of leverage that you have in your case.
- Analyzing warrant validity: Warrants issued to officers must come from the proper legal authorities and have all of the necessary notarization. If an officer arrives at your door and claims to have a warrant, ask to see the warrant before consenting to a search. Do not let yourself be bullied into accepting a search that the officer does not have a right to perform.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency works with local and state law enforcement officials to investigate federal drug crimes and pursue convictions. Working with a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer can help you avoid drug crime penalties such as prison time, lengthy and harsh probation periods, major fines and more.
Work with a drug crimes attorney in San Antonio
Keep your reputation and your future secure by working with me through my firm, Kevin L. Collins, P.C. My experience and track record of success ensure you are in good hands. For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, please call my firm at 210.598.8629 or contact me online. I look forward to working with you and helping you fight the charges you face.