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Houston Marijuana Lawyer

Though Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in Texas, it is still a crime to possess, use or distribute it.  Marijuana is widely accepted as a mostly-harmless substance by Hollywood and often portrayed in music videos, on television, and in the movies. For these reasons, many people assume that a marijuana-related drug charge is not that serious, but this is incorrect.

Marijuana Charges

If caught with marijuana in Texas, you could face very serious legal consequences. Whether it"s a small amount for recreational use, or a larger amount, you could be arrested and face a serious drug charge.  Even if you get stopped with just drug paraphernalia, law enforcement can still arrest you and a conviction for marijuana can have many consequences.

A simple misdemeanor Marijuana possession charge can go on your record and prevent you from getting jobs, renting an apartment or buying a home. This type of charge continues to affect your life long after the case is over, but there are a number of very effective legal strategies for fighting a marijuana charge. Your sentence can depend on a number of factors and getting the right judge for your case can make a difference.

Houston Marijuana Lawyer

If arrested for a marijuana-related offense, it"s important to contact a Houston Marijuana Defense Attorney immediately. Your attorney can begin at once crafting a defense that is best for your circumstances. He will take into consideration many factors when preparing your defense such as:

  • When and where the arrest occurred
  • The amount of cannabis found
  • Whether there was any intent to distribute
  • Your age
  • Whether you were driving under the influence
  • Other relevant factors

 

Penalties Under the Texas Code

The type of punishment you may be facing depends largely on the amount of the drug in your possession at the time of arrest. The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure lists the following general guidelines for possession:

  • Possession of paraphernalia – Class C misdemeanor, $500 fine;
  • Possession of 2 oz. or less – Class B misdemeanor, up to 180 days in jail and a fine of $2,000;
  • Possession of 2 to 4 oz. – Class A misdemeanor. You could face up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine;
  • Possession of between 4 oz. and 5 pounds – state jail felony, with a punishment of between 180 days jail to 2 years in prison plus a $10,000 fine;
  • Possession of 5 to 50 lbs. – third degree felony, with a punishment of 2-10 years in prison and a fine of $10,000;
  • Possession of between 50 and 2,000 lbs – second degree felony; defendant could be sentenced to 2-20 years" incarceration and a $10,000 fine;
  • Possession of more than 2,000 pounds – first degree felony, with a punishment of 5-99 years and $50,000 fine

 

Contact The Burton Law Firm for an Experienced Marijuana Lawyer 

It is important to remember that these are only guidelines. There may be extenuating circumstances in your case that could cause the judge to be more lenient. The most important thing that an individual can do is hire the right criminal defense attorney and do this right away.

Tom Burton at Burton Law Firm has over 10 years of experience and has helped many defendants in cases like this. He understands the laws and can put together a creative strategy that will help you achieve the optimal outcome in your case. Why not call Burton Law Firm of Houston today to schedule an appointment? Get highly skilled legal representation from one of Houston"s top Marijuana lawyers.


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