Drug Trafficking Charges Are Aggressively Prosecuted. You Need An Equally Aggressive Defense.

The stakes are extremely high in drug trafficking cases. If you have been arrested for drug trafficking in the San Antonio area — or if you believe you are under investigation — you need to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

At Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we defend clients facing drug trafficking charges in state and federal courts. To arrange a confidential consultation with an aggressive trial attorney, contact us today.

Understanding Your Defense Options

In Texas, being charged with drug trafficking means you are facing a felony charge. If you are accused of transporting an illegal drug across state lines, you could also be facing federal charges.

Important: While other states continue to lessen the penalties for drug offenses, you could still face serious charges for transporting marijuana or other drugs across state lines and into Texas.

However, for you to be convicted of drug trafficking, the prosecution must prove that you knowingly delivered a controlled substance. Depending on the facts of the case, possible defenses may include:

  • Lack of knowledge: you were not aware that a controlled substance was being transported.
  • The substance in question was not intended for human consumption.
  • Mistake of fact: you believed the substance was legal.
  • Duress: someone threatened you with harm if you did not transport the drug.
  • Violation of your rights: if your rights were violated by police investigators — for example, illegal search and seizure — there may be grounds to have the charge reduced or dismissed.

The penalties for a drug trafficking conviction will depend on the type and quantity of the drug involved. In any case, you are facing the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence if you are charged with drug trafficking or distribution.

The importance of a strong criminal defense in these matters cannot be overstated.

Contact Our San Antonio Law Office

At Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we have extensive experience in a wide variety of drug crime cases. To put an aggressive and dedicated criminal defense lawyer on your side, send us an email or call 210-570-9902 today.