Comprehensive Defense Against Heroin Charges

The use of heroin and other opiates (including prescription drugs) has exploded in recent years, and the reality is that opiate addiction affects people from all walks of life. Heroin has made its way into schools and neighborhoods, such as Alamo Heights, that were considered untouchable. Many young people transition into heroin because of easy access to other opiates. If you have been arrested for possession of heroin in Texas, you need to know your full range of legal options for achieving a positive resolution of your case.

At Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC, we fight to protect the rights of people facing all types of heroin and opiate charges, including possession, distribution, and trafficking. Heroin charges are aggressively prosecuted in Bexar County and throughout Texas, so you will need an equally aggressive defense attorney on your side.

To arrange a consultation with a dedicated and experienced criminal defense lawyer, contact our offices in San Antonio today.

Heroin Arrests And Felony Charges

Texas drug laws are tough on heroin. Possession of even a small amount — less than 1 gram — is a felony punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Possession of a large amount — 400 grams or more — is a first-degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years in prison. Minimum sentences are even more aggressive in the federal courts.

With the stakes this high, it is crucial that you explore every available option for minimizing the negative consequences of an arrest. For example, people charged with non-violent drug offenses such as heroin possession may be able to avoid incarceration by participating in a drug diversion program.

Every case is different, though, and you should have a confidential conversation with one of our attorneys about your specific situation. In addition to advising you with regard to rehabilitation and treatment programs, we can investigate your case to determine whether your rights were violated by police at any point during or after your arrest. In many cases, rights violations lead to criminal charges being dropped.

Contact Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, PLLC

To schedule a consultation with a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer, contact us online or call 210-570-9902. When you hire us, we work closely with you to understand who you are, where you have been, and how we can develop a customized strategy for protecting your rights and future.