Drug Possession

In Texas, police pursue drug possession charges aggressively and prosecutors push hard for the harshest possible punishments. The penalties for drug possession are stiff, even for a first-time offender. If you have been charged with drug possession in Texas, it is important to have an experienced defense lawyer on your side.

At the Rosales Law Firm, our lawyers have more than 25 years of combined experience handling drug crime defense cases for clients throughout El Paso and the surrounding area. We will work to help you achieve the best possible outcome, whether it be dismissal of charges, reduced charges or acquittal by jury.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 915-219-5516. Our El Paso drug possession defense attorneys represent clients throughout El Paso and surrounding areas, including military members stationed at Fort Bliss.

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Drug possession can be charged on the state or federal level. If you face federal drug possession charges, it is important to have an attorney who knows how to handle cases at this level. Our lawyers are former assistant district attorneys who know how to successfully defend clients against drug possession charges at both the state and federal levels.

The severity of a drug crime charge is dependent upon the type of drug and the amount.

  • Marijuana: Possession of less than 2 ounces is a Class B misdemeanor. Possession of 2 to 4 ounces is a Class A misdemeanor. Possession of more than 4 ounces is a felony.
  • Cocaine: Possession of less than 1 gram of cocaine carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a fine of $10,000. For possession of more than 400 grams, the punishment is up to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
  • Other controlled substances: Other drugs such as meth, heroin, ecstasy and prescription drugs also carry harsh penalties, depending on the type of drug and amount.

Search and seizure are important elements of a drug possession arrest. Did the police lawfully find the drug? Did they violate your rights in executing the arrest? Our lawyers will explore every aspect of the arrest to find weaknesses in the prosecution's case. We know Texas drug defense law and we know how to get results.

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If you are facing drug possession charges in El Paso, Fort Bliss or anywhere in Texas, our lawyers are here to help. Contact our office today to discuss your case. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. You can reach us by phone at 915-219-5516 or via e-mail. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.

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