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Handling Criminal Law Cases For Clients In The San Antonio Area

Should you or a friend or family member require a skilled criminal lawyer for defense, contact the Law Office of M. Dinorah Diaz of San Antonio. Ms. Diaz’s experience includes handling cases for clients across Texas who have been charged with misdemeanors, DWI and felonies, including charges of possession of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or heroin. She can write bonds to release clients from jail and may be able to apply the cost toward their legal fees. She is also licensed to handle federal criminal defense cases.

Understanding Drug Possession Laws

If you’re arrested for possession of drugs in Texas, the state has the burden of proof. It must demonstrate that you willingly possessed, manufactured or sold a controlled substance for which you did not have a prescription.

Texas has tough consequences for drug-related convictions, so an experienced criminal attorney like Dinorah Diaz can help defend you in court.

The possession of marijuana is typically a Class B misdemeanor that can result in up to 180 days of jail time and a fine of up to $10,000. However, a felony conviction could lead to life in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. Possession of other controlled substances is often a Class B or Class A misdemeanor. The penalty for a conviction could be:

  • A fine of up to $4,000
  • Up to one year of jail time

However, possession of other types of drugs can result in felony charges for which the penalty is a fine of up to $250,000 or up to 99 years in prison.

Penalties For DWI In Texas

If you’re charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), the sentence you face will depend on many factors, including prior convictions. For a first DWI, you may face:

  • Up to 180 days in jail
  • A fine of up to $2,000
  • License suspension for up to two years

For a second DWI, you may face:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • A fine of up to $4,000
  • License suspension for up to two years

A third DWI within 10 years is a felony and can lead to penalties such as:

  • A prison sentence of at least two years
  • A fine of up to $10,000
  • License suspension for up to two years

Get Help Handling A Criminal Law Case

The advocacy of an attorney can make the difference between your freedom and a jail sentence. Attorney Dinorah Diaz is ready to help you with every difficult aspect of your criminal case. To reach her to discuss your situation, call her office at 210-341-3488 or send her an email.