San Antonio Drug Possession Attorney
Drug Possession Defense
At Hunter, Lane & Jampala PLLC, we understand the seriousness of drug possession charges and the impact they can have on your life. Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys are here to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system and provide you with the best possible defense. In this guide, we will delve into various drug possession defense strategies, shedding light on your rights and options when facing such charges.
Understanding Drug Possession Charges
Drug possession charges are filed against individuals who are found to be in possession of controlled substances, including illegal drugs and prescription medications without a valid prescription. The severity of the charges often depends on the type and quantity of the substance involved, as well as the jurisdiction’s laws.
Challenging the Search and Seizure
One of the fundamental defense strategies is to challenge the legality of the search and seizure that led to the discovery of the drugs in question. If law enforcement conducted an illegal search or violated your Fourth Amendment rights, the evidence obtained may be suppressed, potentially leading to a dismissal of the charges.
Proving Unlawful Possession
In some cases, we can challenge the prosecution’s ability to prove that you were in actual possession of the drugs. Merely being in the vicinity of illegal substances may not be sufficient to establish possession. Our skilled attorneys will investigate the circumstances of your case to determine if the prosecution lacks the necessary evidence to support their claims.
Unlawful Search and Entrapment
We may also explore the defense of unlawful search or entrapment, especially in situations where undercover officers or informants induce individuals into committing drug-related offenses. Entrapment occurs when law enforcement induces someone to commit a crime they wouldn’t have otherwise committed.
Invalidating the Chain of Custody
Proper preservation of evidence is crucial in drug possession cases. Our team will examine the chain of custody of the seized substances to ensure that the evidence was handled correctly and that there was no tampering or contamination, which could compromise the reliability of the evidence presented by the prosecution.
Exploring Diversion Programs
In some jurisdictions, first-time offenders or those charged with minor drug possession may be eligible for diversion programs. These programs offer an alternative to traditional prosecution and focus on rehabilitation and education rather than punishment. Our team will advocate for your participation in such programs, where applicable.
Constructing a Strong Defense
Each drug possession case is unique, and we tailor our defense strategies to the specific circumstances of your situation. By combining legal expertise, meticulous research, and strong negotiation skills, we strive to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
Contact the Drug Defense Attorneys Hunter, Lane & Jampala PLLC, Today!
Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience defending individuals facing drug charges at all penalty levels. Drug crimes, including simple possession, can have devastating consequences that affect you for the rest of your life.
Our attorneys are prepared to help you fight any criminal charges you face. Call (210) 202-1076 to schedule your free consultation.