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The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Joyner + Joyner, P.C. represent clients on marijuana possession cases in the City of Alamo Heights, Bexar County and throughout the State of Texas.
In Texas, the potential punishment for a possession of marijuana offense varies based on the quantity of marijuana you are accused of possessing.
Possession of marijuana 0-2 oz. is a class B misdemeanor. The range of punishment is from a $0 to a $2000 fine and from 0 days to 180 days in jail.
Possession of marijuana 2-4 oz. is a class A misdemeanor. The range of punishment is from a $0 to a $4000 fine and from 0 days to 1 year in jail.
Possession of marijuana 4 oz to 5 lbs. is a felony in the State of Texas. The range of punishment is from $0 to a $10,000 fine and from 180 days to 2 years in the Texas Department of Corrections.
The manner in which the law enforcement officer obtained the alleged drugs from the accused is an important part of the case. Our marijuana possession defense lawyers have represented many clients charged with drug possession. Our marijuana possession defense attorneys may be able to suppress the way in which the officer obtained the drugs from you, resulting in a dismissal of your case.
In addition, a conviction for a possession of marijuana offense has consequences outside of what the punishment the State of Texas assesses against you. If you are found guilty of a drug offense you will be declared ineligible to receive financial aid from the federal government for student loans. Furthermore, a conviction for a drug offense could result in a suspension of your driver’s license and assessment of surcharges.
More information regarding penalties for drug possession offenses is contained within the Texas Controlled Substances Act, Sections 481.115-481.122.
At Joyner + Joyner, P.C. we understand that you have many options when retaining a possession of marijuana defense lawyer. Whether you were charged with a misdemeanor possession charge or a felony, we are committed to providing you with a higher level of client service. Our possession of marijuana defense lawyers stand by their clients from start to finish. We understand that your need for an attorney may not arise during traditional business hours and that is why we provide emergency representation at hearings and bail bond services. At Joyner + Joyner, all client emails are returned within 24 hours. Contact our possession of marijuana defense attorneys and experience the difference.
For specific information regarding your possession of marijuana charges, call our office and speak with our experienced possession of marijuana defense attorneys today. We will provide you with a free consultation so you and your family can make an informed decision as to how to defend your drug possession charge.