While many advocate the necessity of making marijuana legal, it is still a crime to possess or distribute in the state of Texas. If you have been arrested and charged with marijuana possession contact an experienced San Antonio marijuana lawyer immediately at (210)495-9999.
Penalties for Marijuana Possession
Possession of marijuana for personal use in this state is a misdemeanor. Possession of marijuana for other than personal use (i.e. sale) is a felony. The law does not state a specific quantity that differentiates between the two charges. Generally speaking, law enforcement officials consider quantities in excess of one ounce to constitute ‘other than personal use’. However, a legal professional is free to argue to a jury that any quantity under 2.2 pounds* was possessed for personal use.
* Possession of 2.2 or more pounds of marijuana constitutes trafficking in marijuana under state law, regardless of the intent of the person in possession.
It is important to note that if you are convicted of possession, sale, manufacture, or cultivation of any drug, you can serve time, long parole or probation & mandatory drug & alcohol counseling. In addition you will have to pay outrageous parole & probation fees.
A marijuana conviction can alter your life and have negative ramifications when it comes to your employment and home life. Every minute you wait to secure representation puts you at more of a disadvantage. I advocate for my clients’ rights. Many legal professionals will discuss your case with you, but I will review the evidence and the procedures leading up to and during your arrest. To determine whether I should negotiate or litigate the case to trial, I will review the prosecution’s case. My goal is to get your charges reduced or dismissed whenever possible.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact me at (210) 495-9999.