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Defenses to Drug Possession Charges in Texas

Drug possession charges are serious matters in Texas due to the potential penalties and the consequences it can have on your record and reputation. While the penalties for drug possession vary from state to state, the defenses to these charges can be universal. For help building your defense in a case involving drugs, contact a San Antonio drug crime lawyer from The Law Office of John J. Fox.

Some defenses that can be made on your behalf include:

  • Unlawful search and seizure: this is common when it comes to drug cases and if you think that your Fourth Amendment rights were violated you can use that as a defense in your case.
  • The drugs are not yours: oftentimes you can show that the drugs involved were not actually yours and the charges are not against the right person.
  • Using analysis of the substance in a lab: there are substances that look like drugs but actually are not. By having it tested in a lab, the analyst would have to testify in your trial to provide evidence if it was or was not actually a drug.
  • Drugs being planted: it can sometimes be challenging to prove that drugs were planted but with the help of a skilled lawyer you can have a motion filed for a complaint against the officer.
  • Entrapment: defendants may have been induced to commit a crime that they would not have otherwise committed.
  • Drugs are missing in the case: if the prosecutor cannot produce the actual drugs involved at trial, the charges may be dropped. Drugs that go missing cannot be used in the case so do not assume that there is evidence unless it is shown.

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If you are facing drug possession charges in San Antonio, contact The Law Office of John J. Fox as soon as possible to set up a free case evaluation. It is crucial to start investigating and building your case right away, team up with a drug crime attorney from our firm today!

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