Texas Marijuana Defense Attorney

The Nation’s “War on Drugs” has given law enforcement a perverse incentive to violate individual rights in order to make arrests for drug-related offenses. While many states have changed their laws to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana or allow for its medical use, Texas still treats the possession of even a small amount of marijuana as a serious offense with life-altering repercussions.

The nation’s “war on drugs” has given law enforcement a perverse incentive to violate individual rights in order to make arrests for drug-related offenses.

Know the Science

As an active member of the Legal Committee of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), San Antonio-based criminal defense attorney Christopher Simpkins understands the unique issues inherent in marijuana cases. His advocacy and genuine commitment to protecting the rights of his clients has led to dismissals of all charges in cases involving personal use amounts, felony cases involving multiple pounds, and matters involving large amounts of cannabis concentrates and hashish.

Approach Every Angle

With an emphasis on providing competent, compassionate, and effective legal representation to individuals facing charges for marijuana-related offenses in Texas, Simpkins will build a solid defense against drug possession charges from every angle and explore the many possible ways to seek dismissal of charges.

  • Unlawful Search and Seizure
    The Fourth Amendment guarantees the right to due process of law. Unlawful search and seizure procedures are a common occurrence prior to an arrest and can be the key to dismissing your case.
  • Unwitting Possession
    If you’ve been found in possession of marijuana, but did not know that it was in your possession, this might be the defense for you.
  • Crime Lab Analysis
    The prosecution must prove through crime lab analysis that the seized substance is indeed an illicit drug and must testify at trial to that finding.
  • Missing Drug Evidence
    At trial, the prosecution must be able to produce the actual drugs for which you are being charged with possessing. Don’t assume the evidence still exists as seized drugs go through many transfers before ending up in evidence.
  • Entrapment
    Often occurring when the state provides the drugs in question, this commonly occurs when law enforcement officials set up sting operations and an informant pressures a suspect to commit a crime he or she would not have otherwise committed.
  • Drugs were Planted
    Difficult but not impossible to prove. If approved by a judge, a motion can be filed to release the complaint file of the officer in question in order to build a case against his or her credibility.
You do not, and should not, have to face marijuana-related charges without an experienced and skilled advocate on your side. Call us to ensure that your case receives the personal attention and dedication it deserves.

Arrested for Marijuana Possession? Call Us.

If you or a loved one is facing marijuana-related charges, contact the Law Office of Christopher W. Simpkins at (210) 273-4874 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable and dedicated marijuana defense lawyer who can help.