Texas Lawyers For State Or Federal Drug Charges
We are the criminal defense lawyers of Vela & Del Fierro, P.C. in San Antonio. When it comes to illegal narcotics, state and federal prosecutors in Texas take their jobs seriously.
If you are under investigation for a narcotics offense, or have already been charged with a state or federal drug crime, call our offices in San Antonio right away.
A partial list of the types of drug cases we have defended include offenses related to possession, trafficking or intent to sell:
- Methamphetamines (meth)
- Prescription drugs
Potential Penalties For A State Or Federal Drug Crime Can Ruin Your Future
Penalties for a drug conviction in Texas go beyond sentencing guidelines. In addition to jail or prison time, there are additional costs and consequences you can expect to pay if you are convicted (or accept a plea agreement) such as:
- Substantial fines
- Court costs
- Probation fees and conditions
- Suspended driver’s license
- Additional motor vehicle registration fees
- Drug counseling and treatment, inpatient or outpatient
Even If You Don’t Do Time In Jail, A Conviction Can Cost You In Other Ways
In addition, a conviction for a drug offense may also affect you in other areas of your life, including, but not limited to, the following:
- College and university entrance
- Student loans
- Professional license
- Loss of current employment
- Difficulties obtaining future employment
- Mortgage and bank loan
- Apartment lease
How Are Charges Determined?
Whether a case is charged as a state or federal offense will depend on the amount of drugs seized. State or federal drug charges can significantly impact your life. If you have been charged with a drug offense, you need a defense attorney who is experienced, understands your case and will provide you the best defense possible.
Not A Citizen Or Documented Alien?
If you are not a citizen of the United States of America, a plea of guilty or no contest, or a finding of guilt for the offense charged may result in deportation or the exclusion from admission to this country. Such a plea could also result in denial of naturalization under federal law. To avoid these negative consequences, you need an experienced defense team on your side.