Drug Transportation Attorney San Antonio TX
Experienced Drug Crime Defense in San Antonio, TX
The law defines drug transportation as the movement of illegal drugs from one location to another by a person who has:
- Knowledge of the presence of the drugs
- Ability to control that movement
- Awareness that the drugs are illegal substances
The amount of drugs or the distance transported is irrelevant in this definition. If you have been accused of transporting illegal drugs, you will need the help of a skilled criminal defense lawyer in San Antonio who is experienced in defending drug offenses.
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I have been included on the list of Texas Super Lawyers® Rising StarsSM for the last six years, a recognition granted to only about 2.5 percent of attorneys statewide. When you hire the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski, you can be sure you receive aggressive legal representation with an emphasis on protecting your rights.
Penalties for Drug Transportation in San Antonio
If the drugs were transported across state or national borders, the defendant will likely face federal charges, possibly including drug distribution. The consequences for a federal drug transportation offense are generally more severe than for state offenses.
In any case, drug crime penalties can include:
- Jail or prison time
- Loss of rights (e.g., voting, owning firearms, etc.)
- Periodic drug testing
- Probation or parole
- Rehabilitation programs
- Required lifetime registration as a narcotics offender
- Search and seizure of property
- Suspended or revoked driver’s license
These penalties vary widely depending on whether the person has previous offenses on his or her record, whether minors were involved, or if other crimes were committed in the process.
Experienced Drug Transportation Lawyer in San Antonio
Have you been arrested? If so, a knowledgeable legal professional can review your case and determine the best defense for your individual situation, such as showing illegal or improper police procedures or proving lack of knowledge that drugs were present. To see for yourself how I have helped others in your situation, read my case results.