In Texas, police pursue drug possession charges aggressively and prosecutors push hard for the harshest possible punishments. The penalties for drug possession are stiff, even for a first-time offender. If you have been charged with drug possession in Austin, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
Austin Possession of a Controlled Substance Attorney Jason Trumpler has more than 17-years experience handling drug cases and possession of a controlled substance charges for clients throughout Austin, Travis County, and the surrounding area. Mr. Trumpler will work to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your specific case, whether it be a dismissal of charges, reduction of charges, or acquittal by jury.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 512-457-5200 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Austin drug possession defense attorney Jason Trumpler represent clients throughout Austin, Travis County, and surrounding areas.
Charged With Drug Possession In Austin?
Drug possession can be charged on the state or federal level. If you face federal drug possession charges, it is important to have an attorney who knows how to handle cases at this level. Mr. Trumpler is a former deputy district attorney. Mr. Trumpler previously worked narcotics cases as a prosectuor in Orange County, California. Mr. Trumpler is licensed to practice in the State of Texas, the State of California, every federal district in Texas, and the Central District of California. Mr. Trumpler knows how to successfully defend clients against drug possession charges at both the state and federal level.
The severity of a drug crime charge is dependent upon the type of drug and the amount and whether you are charged by the state or federally.
The State of Texas of generally charges drug possession crimes as follows:
- Marijuana: Possession of less than 2 ounces is a Class B misdemeanor. Possession of 2 to 4 ounces is a Class A misdemeanor. Possession of more than 4 ounces is a felony.
- Cocaine, Methamphetamine, THC, Heroin, MDMA: Possession of less than 1 gram of cocaine carries a minimum penalty of 180 days in state jail with a maximum of 2 years state jail and a fine of $10,000. For possession of more than 400 grams, the punishment is a minimum of 5 years in prision and up to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. Weight and intent of use generally determines range of punishment. Things such as whether the drug was possessed in a school zone can also act as an enhancements.
- Other controlled substances: Other drugs such prescription drugs also carry harsh penalties, depending on the type of drug and amount.
Search and seizure can be an important element of a drug possession arrest. Did the police lawfully find the drug? Did they violate your rights in executing the arrest? Mr. Trumpler is very knowledgeable in the area of search and seizure law and will explore every aspect of the arrest to find weaknesses in the prosecution's case. Mr. Trumpler knows Texas drug defense law, and he knows how to get results.
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If you are facing drug possession charges in Austin or anywhere in Texas, Austin Possession of a Controlled Substance Attorney Jason Trumpler is here to help. Contact our office today to discuss your case. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. You can reach us by phone at 512-457-5200 or via e-mail at email@example.com. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.