San Antonio Drug Sales Lawyer
Fight for Your Freedom - Call Kerrisa Chelkowski
The law surrounding drug crimes is complex. Basically, drug sales are the
simple act of exchanging illegal drugs for money. This is similar to the
crime of distribution, which has a wider connotation. When it comes to
penalties, you will most likely face far harsher punishment if you are
convicted of the sale of drugs than you would for possession of a small
amount of a controlled substance.
I am an experienced criminal defense attorney in San Antonio who has successfully
defended many clients who have been charged with this and other
drug offenses. My firm, the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski, has gained a reputation
in the San Antonio area for case results, and for skilled defense case
development and presentation.
Penalties for Illegal Sale of Drugs in San Antonio
A charge of selling drugs has numerous factors that influence the penalties,
including the amount of drugs involved, what type of drugs, where you
were alleged to have been engaged in selling, and your own past criminal
record, if one exists.
The most common drugs involved in illegal sales are:
- Prescription Pills
Penalties for selling illegal drugs range from 180 days in jail to as long
as 99 years in prison. The quantity of the drug as well as the type of
drug is the main influencing factor in sentencing. There can also be differences
in sentence duration depending on whether the conviction is for a first-time
offense or the accused has a prior criminal record. All these charges
are felonies. A convicted felon faces a tough road ahead. You need to
Defending charges of illegal drug sales can involve various defense strategies.
Two defenses are:
- If evidence against you was collected in such a way that violated your rights
- Any instance of entrapment associated with your arrest
Reliable Representation from a San Antonio Criminal Lawyer
Conviction in a drug sales charge is very serious. A knowledgeable and
skilled criminal defense attorney knows how to ferret out the weaknesses
in a prosecution's case, and seek an advantage, whether a reduced
charge, dismissed charge or a full acquittal at trial.
Your future is at stake; don't put it in the hands of an attorney who
is inexperienced. I have over a decade in the field of criminal law and I have attained
numerous positive case results. There is no case too complicated for me
to handle effectively.
Contact my firm to discuss your case and learn how I can help you protect your rights
and your future.