San Antonio Distribution Lawyer
Drug Crime Defense Attorney in San Antonio
In Texas, drug sales and drug distribution are punished similarly. Both
hinge on the quantity of the drugs found. All drug crime charges are serious,
and law enforcement aggressively seeks out those involved in the illegal
drug trade in San Antonio. When the crime is sales, distribution, or trafficking,
the legal situation is very dangerous. If you have been charged with drug
distribution, a drug crimes defense attorney might be able to get your
charges, and penalties, reduced, or help you to achieve a positive verdict
in court. My
criminal defense firm, the
Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski, is skilled at defending those who have been accused of distribution and other
What are the penalties for drug distribution?
When you are found with a small amount of a controlled substance, you most
likely will be charged with
possession, as the minor quantity would indicate that the drug was only for your
personal use. A larger amount would be an indication that you had some
intention of selling or distributing the drugs, even when you had no such
intention. When you sell illegal drugs, or when you simply make them available
for others or you deliver them to others, you can be charged with distribution.
If drug paraphernalia is found, such as a weigh scale or packaging materials,
it will be believed that you are involved in the illegal distribution
of controlled substances, or planning to be.
The penalties for drug distribution
include jail and prison sentences could be from days in jail to many years served in state prison. Additionally,
you could also be facing community service, probation, and hefty fines.
Certain larger cases could include forfeiture of assets. The amount in
weight of the drugs in question has a great bearing on what charges are
filed. You could also be charged with
drug trafficking if you are arrested for distribution. This is a broader term encompassing
the manufacturing, distribution and transportation of drugs.
Obtaining the Proper Defense That You Deserve
The fact of being accused of a crime does not mean you are guilty. An effective
drug crime lawyer in San Antonio will investigate every angle in each
case in order to determine the best strategy to employ. In some cases,
innocent people get caught unwittingly in a crime they had nothing to
do with. Overzealous law enforcement may have violated your rights. The
facts of your case should be reviewed immediately. It is always my goal
to provide my clients with the highest level of representation and protection.
contact my firm, we can discuss your case and begin formulating the best plan to defend you.