Have you been charged with the possession of marijuana? Drug crimes in the state of Texas are considered very serious crimes, and possession of marijuana is no exception. Possessing marijuana is at least a misdemeanor criminal offense under Texas law.
Large fines and lengthy imprisonment can be the result of a possession conviction, as can consumption or selling of the controlled substance and/or drug paraphernalia. A conviction for possession of marijuana can also lead to some other hefty consequences and can result in the suspension of your driver’s license for up to one year, even if you get probation, and a permanent criminal record. In addition, college and graduate students can lose their student aid.
The amount of marijuana in your possession at the time of arrest will determine the penalties resulting in either misdemeanor or felony charges. The larger the amount, the more damaging the consequences you will face.
While the state has passed some recent legislation legalizing marijuana with high CBD and low or no THC levels, it is for the treatment of severe seizure disorders and perhaps a few chronic diseases only, and that has some very strict requirements attached to it.
Whether you have been arrested for drug possession, find yourself fighting a DWI, or are trying to clear your name following an assault allegation, we are here to help. Call, text, or e-mail. Attorney Lopez is ready to answer your questions and concerns.