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Marijuana & Drug Crimes in San Antonio

San Antonio Drug Crime Attorneys

When you hire our team at Masson & Peranteau to represent you on drug-related criminal charges, you are getting more than just a team of San Antonio criminal defense attorneys. At Masson & Peranteau, we have more than 50 years of combined experience and we can give you the benefit of working with lawyers who are on your side: People who believe the charges against you are an injustice and who support the cause of reasonable drug legalization. Our lawyers enthusiastically support the reform of marijuana laws for medicinal and personal use. Patrick Peranteau became a member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) in 1993 and has proudly served on NORML's legal committee since 2012. Our lawyers believe that the responsible use of marijuana by people who are ill to relieve their pain and suffering, and by adults for relaxation and pleasure, should not be prohibited or penalized by law.

Don't Be a Casualty in the War on Drugs

The war on drugs has consumed more than $1 trillion over the past 4 decades. Countless people have been killed in violence that stemmed from the fact that drugs are illegal and there is money to be made in the black market. Despite these costs, the war on drugs has been a miserable failure. Drug use by average citizens continues to rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that that over the past decade, the rate of illicit drug use has increased from 8.3 percent of Americans over the age of 12 in 2002 to 8.9 percent in 2010.

Not only are more people using drugs than before, but vast numbers of people are seeing their lives ruined after being arrested and convicted on drug charges. According to statistics provided by the FBI, more than 1.6 million people were arrested for drug crimes in 2009 alone. After the federal government passed tough minimum mandatory sentencing guidelines for drug crimes, the prison population exploded, increasing by approximately 400 percent. The United States now has the highest incarceration rate in the world. While some of these people are serving sentences for felonies such as drug trafficking or illegal manufacture of drugs, the most common offense is simple possession and the people charged most often are average citizens, not drug dealers.

Speak with a San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for a drug-related criminal offense, whether it was for a first-time marijuana possession or international drug trafficking, we want to hear from you as soon as possible. Our San Antonio drug crime lawyers are ready to begin working on a strategy for clearing your name of the charges, and we urge you to contact our office now for a free case evaluation. Under some circumstances, it may be possible to have the charges dropped by showing that the government violated your Fourth Amendment rights by conducting a search without a warrant or without probable cause. In other cases, we might be able to secure an acquittal by making it impossible for the prosecutor to prove that you knew that the drugs were in your possession. Even at times when a conviction is unavoidable, we show exceptional skill and resourcefulness in our ability to negotiate with the prosecutor to craft an alternative sentence that can keep you out of jail or prison. Time is of the essence. Take the first step now by contacting us to discuss your case.

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Masson & Peranteau Attorneys at Law - San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorneys - San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 310 S. St Mary's Street, Suite 1240 San Antonio, TX 78205 View Map
Phone: (210) 212-9098
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