Albuquerque Drug Possession Lawyer

When facing charges that could jeopardize your future and result in a lengthy jail times, our Albuquerque drug possession attorney provides the strong legal defense you need.

Drug offenses are dealt with severely in New Mexico. In addition to the possibility of a jail sentence, a drug conviction will remain on your record and could jeopardize your chances of getting a job, an education, or even housing for you and your family. To protect you against these penalties, the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. provides the aggressive legal representation you need. As an Albuquerque drug possession attorney with more than 30 years of experience, Ed can help strategize a strong legal defense to reduce the likelihood of a conviction.

Drug Possession Charges in New Mexico

Drug possession penalties vary based on the type of drug and the amount involved. Public Health New Mexico lists drug schedules used by the state and federal governments in prosecuting these crimes, which classify each type of drug based on medical use and the potential for drug addiction. As an experienced Albuquerque drug possession attorney, the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. represents clients who are accused of being in possession of the following:

Defending Your Against a Criminal Conviction

Under the New Mexico Controlled Substances Act (NMSA 30-31-23), marijuana possession penalties vary from other Schedule I drug offenses. While being in possession of an ounce or less could result in misdemeanor charges, which may involve up to a one year prison sentence, greater amounts could result in a felony conviction. Possession of other Schedule I or II drugs could result in fines of $5,000 or more, and a minimum three-year jail sentence.

At Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr., Ed offers the experience and skill needed to protect you against these types of penalties. Efforts he takes on your behalf as an Albuquerque drug possession attorney include:

Our Albuquerque Drug Possession Attorney is Here to Help You

If you have been charged with a drug crime, your first call should be to the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. Contact our Albuquerque drug possession attorney immediately to find out how Ed can help you.