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New Braunfels Federal Drug Crimes Attorney

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The criminal laws in the United States are strict when it comes to drug-related offenses. For instance, carrying a small amount of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute is considered a felony offense and can result in serious consequences. Even for those who only play a minor role in such criminal activities, like those who act as a courier or intermediary, they may be required to serve at least five years in federal prison if convicted.

It’s important to have an experienced federal drug crime attorney on your side. At Lance Kennedy Law, I am a criminal defense attorney in New Braunfels that understands the complexities of drug-related cases. I will work hard to ensure that you get the best possible outcome for your situation. I provide aggressive representation in Federal practice areas and Texas practice areas, and strive to protect your rights throughout the criminal process.

A Federal Drug Crime Lawyer Who Can Help

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, the legal consequences can be overwhelming. You need an experienced federal drug crime lawyer to fight for your rights and protect your best interests. As a former federal and Texas prosecutor, I have successfully resolved thousands of criminal cases, and am confident in providing comprehensive legal counsel to those facing criminal accusations. I offer free case reviews to help assess the strength of your case and advise on the best course of action. If you are in need of a federal criminal defense attorney in New Braunfels, Comal County, San Marcos, Hays County, Seguin, Guadalupe County, San Antonio, Bexar County, Austin, or Travis County, I can help.

Unreasonable Search & Seizures

Every drug defense must start with a Fourth Amendment evaluation. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures.

This protection means a federal agent must have a constitutionally valid reason to stop, detain and search you. Suppose the agent makes an illegal stop or search of you. In that case, the judge can exclude any evidence the agent seized from the trial. The Government may dismiss your case if the prosecutor cannot use the evidence against you. 

For example, an agent cannot just detain you and search you. An agent cannot just pull your car over and search your vehicle without an acceptable reason. These issues often arise in drug cases and provide a defense to your charge. Check out the FAQs page to learn more about how I can help you as your federal drug crime lawyer.

As part of my defense of federal drug charges, I always consider:

  • How the agent came into contact with you
  • How long the agent detained you
  • What legal reason the agent had to search you, your car, or your home
  • The search warrant, if any
  • If it was a search incident to arrest if the arrest was valid

Every federal drug charge defense should start with an analysis of the search and seizure issues. 

Federal Drug Crime Attorney Defense – Links to the Drugs

To convict someone of drug possession, the Government must link the defendant to the contraband; the Government must produce some evidence showing that the accused knew of and exercised control over the drugs.

For example, it is not enough for the Government to show that the accused was in a location where agents found the drugs. Or there may be an issue if agents found the drugs in a home or car to which other people have access.

It’s important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can assess your case individually to build a strong defense strategy and get your case dismissed. Know more about Lance Kennedy and how I can help you get your case dismissed today.


I Can Help

I am a former federal and Texas prosecutor that has resolved thousands of criminal cases in various law practice areas. I understand how the federal criminal justice system works and how a federal drug charge can impact your life.

Contact me for a free case review if you are charged with a drug crime in the Western District of Texas, or other federal jurisdictions. I am here to listen to your story and develop a personalized strategy that is best suited for your situation. Your future is important — let me help you get back on track as soon as possible.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the penalties for drug crimes in Texas?

The penalties for drug crimes in Texas can vary depending on the type and amount of drug involved, as well as the circumstances of the case. Penalties can range from fines and probation to lengthy prison sentences and steep fines.

What is the difference between drug possession and drug trafficking?

Drug possession refers to the act of having illegal drugs in one’s possession for personal use, while drug trafficking refers to the act of selling, distributing, or transporting illegal drugs. Drug trafficking charges typically carry harsher penalties than drug possession charges.

Can I be charged with drug possession if the drugs aren't mine?

It is possible to be charged with drug possession even if the drugs in question aren’t yours. However, the prosecution must be able to prove that you had knowledge of the drugs and that you had control over them in order to secure a conviction. Visit our FAQs page to learn about how to get started on your defense.

What is a drug diversion program?

A drug diversion program is a type of alternative sentencing program that may be available to first-time drug offenders in Texas. These programs typically involve drug treatment and education, and may allow the offender to avoid jail time and have their charges dismissed upon successful completion of the program.

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