Texas courts take marijuana possession charges seriously, and so should you. Multiple convictions of marijuana possession can lead to felony charges. Therefore, you want to fight every charge you face, not just today, but to protect your rights in the future as well. Since possession charges can easily lead to growing and cultivation charges, you want an attorney who will lower all potential damages.
At the Austin, Texas Charles Johnson Law Firm, we will protect your rights and defend you against marijuana possession charges.
The severity of the charges you face depends on the quantity of marijuana. If you are caught with less than two ounces, you will face minor misdemeanor charges, but the consequences go up steeply from there. Possession of two to four ounces is a Class A Misdemeanor, and possession if over four ounces is considered a felony.
Austin Marijuana Possession Defense:
The Charles Johnson Law Firm
No one wants a drug charge on their permanent record, so our first step is to have the charges completely dismissed. If dismissal or an acquittal at trial is not possible, we will seek to reduce the charges or minimize the penalties where possible.
For first-time offenders, we will explore diversionary programs as well. By seeking proper drug treatment, you may be able to avoid jail time. We will help you explore all possible alternative sentencing techniques.
Juvenile Marijuana Possession
Marijuana has a distinctive smell, and so it is dangerous for minors to smoke it anywhere: in a car, at home, or in a dorm room. Authorities can smell it and one infraction can lead to serious consequences, including the loss of student loans. We handle juvenile crimes involving marijuana possession as well as criminal cases.
If you have been charged with marijuana possession, you want a trial lawyer who is ready to stand up for your rights right now. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.