Drug Charges Lawyer
If you have been charged with a drug crime, you need an attorney who can protect your rights and your future.
At the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, we do everything possible to minimize any criminal consequences so you can move on with your life.
Learn more about how a drug crimes defense lawyer at our Austin, TX, practice can protect your rights...
Reasons to Hire a Lawyer
Any person who is charged with a crime deserves fair and unbiased representation. Our lawyer serving Austin, Georgetown, and surrounding communities will provide you with sound and compassionate legal advice with the goal of getting drug charges and penalties reduced or dismissed.
A Strong Defense
A lawyer can build effective legal strategies backed by strong evidence and compelling arguments. With the assistance of an attorney, you have a better chance of obtaining a more favorable outcome in your case.
If you fear a conviction or jail time, depend on us to minimize the consequences of your drug case. Our firm can help you get past this difficult situation with the charges affecting your future as little as possible.
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Contact Our Practice for a Case Review
Jason Trumpler is a criminal defense lawyer who has been defending his clients' rights for more than 20 years. He is licensed to practice in Texas and California, and has represented clients in more than 100 jury trials. As a former prosecutor, he understands the legal tactics and strategies that the state prosecutor might use to convict people of drug crimes such as cocaine possession. In addition, he has extensive knowledge of search and seizure law and has undergone years of specialized training in drug defense.
Drug charges of any type can affect your future. If you have been charged with drug possession relating to marijuana or other substances, drug trafficking, or DWI, you need a criminal defense attorney on your side.
Contact our criminal defense practice online or call us in Austin at (512) 645-2661 to schedule a free consultation. Our criminal defense lawyer serves clients in Georgetown, Travis County, and other areas of Texas.
Have You Been Charged with a Drug Crime?
Drug possession is one of the most common drug crimes. The amount and type of drug that is found affects the severity of the drug charges and resulting punishment. For example, smaller amounts may result in a misdemeanor, while greater amounts of drugs in your possession can result in a more serious felony charge.
A distribution or intent to sell charge may be filed if a person is transporting or delivering a controlled substance, or if someone is in possession of drug paraphernalia such as scales and bags. Under Texas law, a drug distribution charge carries severe penalties, so it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer.
Texas is a border state and drug trafficking is more common here. The penalties that accompany this type of conviction can be severe. If you are charged with trafficking large amounts of controlled substances, you need a criminal defense attorney who can limit the lifelong repercussions on your reputation and freedom.
Manufacturing controlled substances such as meth results in harsh penalties. This type of offense is a felony, and those charged with a drug manufacturing crime may face incarceration, fines, and other penalties. Our criminal defense lawyer will review all aspects of your case to minimize the consequences of the charge.
Types of Drugs
The Texas Controlled Substances Act of 1973 established four categories of drugs, each of which has its own penalties. Criminal charges involving penalty group 1 drugs typically have the harshest consequences. It is important to note that marijuana is in its own independent category, separate from these four classes.
This is not a comprehensive list of all drugs included in each class, but is intended to help our clients understand how the type of drug affects your charge and sentence:
Penalty Group 1:
- Opioids, opiates, or opium derivatives
- LSD (penalty group 1A)
Penalty Group 2:
- MDMA (Ecstasy)
- Synthetic THC
Penalty Group 3:
Penalty Group 4:
This category includes any opioids and opiates not included in previous categories, along with any other drug not listed that has the potential for abuse.
Marijuana is in a category of its own when it comes to drug charges in Texas. Typically a class B misdemeanor, possession of less than two ounces can result in up to 180 days in jail and up to a $10,000 fine. Possession of more than 2,000 pounds can result in life in prison and a $50,000 fine.
that Can Affect Your Case
In addition to the type of drug and crime that you are charged with, there are other factors that affect your case.
The amount of the drug that is found in your possession has a significant impact. Criminal charges involving less that a gram of a controlled substance come with lighter sentences. When individuals are found with greater amounts of drugs, the penalties are greater, and more serious charges such as distribution or trafficking may be filed.
Aggravating circumstances can also affect your case. For example, if you are in possession of drugs in a school zone, you commit a drug crime in presence of a child, or use a child in commission of a crime, additional charges can be filed.
Our Criminal Defense Firm
Check out our court victories to see for yourself how Jason Trumpler can have drug possession charges reduced or dismissed entirely. The likelihood of a favorable outcome and the tactic that is right for your case depends on the unique circumstances.
To find out how a criminal defense lawyer can protect your freedom and livelihood, contact our law office online or call us in Austin at (512) 645-2661. We serve clients in Georgetown, Travis County, and other areas of Texas. We charge no fees for your initial consultation and case review. You have nothing to lose by consulting Mr. Trumpler in person and learning how he can help you avoid jeopardizing your future.
The Cost of Hiring a Drug Crime Lawyer
The cost of hiring a criminal defense attorney keeps many people from seeking representation. At our law office, we offer free consultations with no obligations so that those charged with drug possession or other crimes can learn more about what a qualified defense attorney can offer.
In most cases, our clients can expect to spend anywhere from $2,500 to $25,000 for our defense attorney services. This price range varies based on the difficulty of the case and whether it goes to court. However, it is important to keep in mind that a criminal defense attorney can limit jail time and fines, which can help you get your life back on track.
Jason Trumpler: A Lawyer Who Can Use Search and Seizure Law to Your Advantage
When is comes to drug crimes, search and seizure laws play an important role. Police officers don't have the right to search people and their possessions at will. They must follow proper procedures, including obtaining a search warrant or your consent to search your home or vehicle.
There are instances in which a warrantless search of your person or property may be lawful. For example, if you are in public and an officer sees you engaging in illegal behavior, in plain view, those objects that were in plain view may be subject to search and seizure. In addition, if you are in public and an officer has reasonable suspicion that you have committed a crime, a limited search may be performed.
Jason Trumpler has undergone specialized training in search and seizure laws. He understands how illegal search and seizure can affect your case, and potentially result in dropped charges. During your case review, the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler in Austin can help to determine if you have been subjected to an illegal search and seizure.
Jason was knowledgeable, empathetic, sincere, and transparent from the moment I hysterically contacted him. I was pleased with the outcome of my case and highly recommend him for any legal situation.
Jason Trumpler is exceptional. It doesn't matter if you have a parking ticket or a more serious offense. He treats all cases (and clients) the same. I have referred many friends to Mr. Trumpler and will continue to do so. If you need an attorney, Jason Trumpler is the one to turn to!
How Can We
Minimize Your Penalties?
There are many effective criminal defense legal strategies that can be employed to help your case:
The Lack of Knowledge Defense
If the drugs were found in a place that several people had access to, such as a house or car, our Austin criminal defense lawyer may argue that you were unaware that you were in possession of the drugs.
The Amount Was Insufficient for Prosecution
In marijuana cases, it is becoming more common to get charges dropped by arguing that the amount of the substance found does not warrant prosecution.
Illegal Search and Seizure
Police officers must have probable cause or your consent to search your home or vehicle. If the police didn't follow lawful procedures, your charges may be dropped.
The Medication Was Prescribed By Your Doctor
If you were charged with the unlawful possession of prescription drugs, our criminal defense attorney can argue that the medication was prescribed by your doctor and being used as directed.
No History of Criminal Offenses
If you don't have a history of committing crimes, we can use this to your advantage and seek a lighter sentence. By agreeing to drug classes, rehab, and reforming your life, we can get your charges dropped or reduced.
Don't Wait Contact Our Criminal Defense Firm Today
There are many other effective legal strategies that can be used to resolve your case in a favorable manner. During a free consultation at our criminal defense law firm in Austin, we will review all of the circumstances of your case and determine how to move forward. We will look at all evidence to make sure it is admissible, and review all procedures to make sure they were lawful.
Contact our Austin law office online today or call us at (512) 645-2661 to schedule an appointment with a criminal defense attorney. We serve clients from Georgetown, Travis County, and surrounding areas of Texas.
DWI vs. Drug Charges
A DWI charge can be filed when a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A drug offense charge can be filed when a person is charged with possession, distribution, trafficking, or manufacturing drugs.
It is possible for people to be charged with both a DWI and drug offense at the same time. For example, if you are pulled over for a suspected DWI and the police officer sees illegal drugs or prescription pills in the vehicle, you may be charged with DWI and drug possession.
DWI and drug offenses are both associated with serious penalties, including incarceration, fines, license suspension, and documentation on your permanent record. Crimes such as a first-time DWI with no aggravating circumstances or possession of a gram of marijuana will typically result in lighter sentences. Still, anyone who is charged with DWI or a drug crime should speak to an attorney for legal guidance.
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Jason and his team are the best lawyers in Austin. Jason listens to what you have to say and wins your case.