San Antonio / Laredo Possession & Trafficking Trial Lawyer
Drug crimes fall under the Controlled Substance Act which is a consolidation of laws that regulate the possession, manufacture and distribution of narcotics and chemicals used in the illicit production of controlled substances or illegal drugs. The most common drug crime offenses occur under the following categories:
• Drug cultivation and manufacturing
• Drug trafficking/distribution
• Drug possession
• Conspiracy to commit drug crimes
Drugs are classified into five schedules with schedule one being the category carrying the most severe punishment. Some drugs listed under schedule one include cocaine, heroin, PCP, LSD, ecstasy and methamphetamines. These drugs have no accepted medical use and have a high potential for abuse. The penalties in this category can be as much as 20 years in prison plus fines for first time offenders and for repeat offenders the punishment can be as severe as life in prison.
If you have been accused of a crime under the Controlled Substance Act you need a lawyer skilled in defending clients charged with all types of drug crimes. An experienced attorney will be knowledgeable in all procedures law enforcement must follow in order to make a charge against you legitimate. These procedures are often not followed making the evidence collected against you inadmissible in court. The skill of a criminal defense lawyer can help you build a solid defense, reduce penalties and even have you case dismissed.
Drug crimes charges are serious offenses that can incur life changing penalties. Jorge Aristotelidis is skilled in defending all types of drug charges with a proven track record of success. He has the confidence and the know how to deal with Federal and State authorities in matters concerning drug charges. We serve the San Antonio and Laredo areas at the state and federal level and we will accept federal cases from anywhere in the nation. Do not hesitate to contact our office today. Early intervention in these types of charges can be critical to your case.