Drug Offenses

Mark Stevens – San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney

  Texas has some very harsh laws prohibiting the possession, delivery, and manufacture of illegal drugs.  Possession is the most commonly charged drug offense.  When possession is charged, the prosecution must prove more than that the accused was merely present at the place where drugs were found;  in addition, there must be proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the person charged exercised care, custody, control, or management over the drugs in question.  This is not always an easy thing for the prosecutors to prove.  Additionally, in many drug prosecutions there are constitutional questions about how the evidence was obtained.  Evidence that was seized illegally cannot be used in court, and if the prosecution’s evidence can be excluded because it was illegally obtained, sometimes your case will be dismissed. If you are charged with a drug offense, you should consult with an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who can help you determine whether the charge against you will stand up in court.   Mark Stevens has represented many people charged with different drug offenses in State and Federal Courts and on appeal. Call us if you believe we can help.  

Successful Jury Trials

U.S.A. v.D.B. (federal jury found defendant not guilty of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute)

State v. R.G. (jury found defendant not guilty of felony possession of marijuana)

State v. P.K. (Comal County jury found defendant not guilty of possession of narcotics paraphernalia)

Recent Pretrial Dismissals

State v. M.M. (Medina County prosecutor dismissed possession of cocaine charges)

State v. J.N. (possession of cocaine charges rejected by prosecutor)

State v. F.R. (possession of marijuana dismissed after judge found arrest illegal)

State v. M.C. (possession of cocaine charges dismissed by prosecutor)

State v. T.F. (possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine dismissed by prosecutor)

State v. S.R. (possession of marijuana charge dismissed after judge found search of vehicle illegal)

State v. M.C. (possession of marijuana charge dismissed after judge found search of vehicle illegal)

State v. N.S. (prosecutor dismissed possession of dangerous drugs case)

State v. R.R. (prosecutor dismissed felony marijuana charges)

Successful Appeals

Meeks v. State, 692 S.W. 2d 504 (Tex. Crim. App.  1985)(Texas Court of Criminal Appeals found that police roadblock was unconstitutional and reversed felony conviction for possession of marijuana)

Wheeler v. State, 659 S.W. 2d 381 (Tex. Crim. App. 1983)(Texas Court of Criminal Appeals found that sheriff’s office illegally searched greenhouse and reversed felony conviction for possession of marijuana)