Drug Crimes

Marijuana Possession and Sale Charges Defense in San Antonio

Texas drug laws are tough on offenders.  Being charged and convicted of any kind of a drug offense can mean fines, jail time, a loss of your driver’s license, and much more. 

You can’t afford to take chances, even with what you might think is a minor offense.  In Texas, there is no such thing as a minor drug offense.  And even though you might be innocent, you’ll still need the best possible legal help you can get to help guide you through the Texas legal system.

One of San Antonio’s Top Drug Crimes Lawyers

Through his ongoing dedication to serving every client to the best of his ability, George C. Ruiz is quickly rising as one of San Antonio’s top drug crimes defense and top family law lawyers.  Mr. Ruiz has a strong local background, having graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio with a degree in Criminal Justice and a law degree from the University of Texas A&M.  He is admitted to the Texas State Bar. 

Also, Mr. Ruiz has continued to grow his practice by handling several high profile cases that have earned him more than 50 reviews on AVVO.com.  He was also honored with a 2017 AVVO Clients’ Choice Award, which is a major achievement that recognizes his practice as one of San Antonio’s top Family Law firms.

Even Marijuana Possession Charges Require A Top Notch Legal Defense

In Texas, drug crimes are often determined by how much and what kind of drug is involved.  Different drugs are placed in various controlled substance categories, and penalties will correlate to each category.

Marijuana is unique in Texas in that it has its own class and penalties.  Possession of marijuana is much different than those in other classes.  But make no mistake, if you are caught with any significantly sized quantity of marijuana, you can face some serious charges, despite a nationwide trend that is moving toward just the opposite.  For example, if you are arrested for possession of less that two ounces, you can still face a maximum penalty of up to 180 days in jail, although most penalties are usually less harsh.  For larger quantities, you could be facing serious consequences, up to and including a lifetime sentence for possession of more than 2,000 pounds.

This is why it is critical to retain the services of George C. Ruiz if you’ve been charged with marijuana possession or any type of a drug crime.  With so much at stake, you must mount a strong defense to preserve your freedom and minimize penalties you might be facing.

The Law Office of George C. Ruiz serves clients in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Schertz, La Vernia, Seguin, Leon Valley, and other nearby Texas communities.