Ready To Fight Marijuana Possession Charges
Recent laws have expanded the types of patients who may use medical marijuana to cope with health problems. However, it is still illegal to use marijuana for recreational purposes. Until laws pass to decriminalize marijuana possession, Texas police officers and prosecutors will do everything in their power to locate alleged offenders and convict them with marijuana offenses.
You may believe that a marijuana possession charge is a minor issue, but this type of drug offense can have major consequences. At The Law Office Of H. Alex Fuller, PLLC, I fight all criminal charges aggressively, whether they are misdemeanor or felony violations. When you need a proven criminal defense attorney to protect your rights, I am ready to take your case.
What Are The Penalties Attached To A Drug Conviction?
If you are thinking of accepting a plea agreement, you need to know how a drug conviction could affect your life.
In Texas, the penalties attached to a conviction vary according to the amount of marijuana that you are accused of possessing and your criminal record. Depending on your circumstances, you could face:
- A 180-day jail sentence and a $2,000 fine for possessing two ounces of marijuana or less
- A one-year jail sentence and a $4,000 fine for possessing between two and four ounces of marijuana
- A two-to-ten-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine for possessing between four ounces of marijuana and five pounds of the drug
These penalties increase dramatically when you are charged with a felony drug possession offense.
Unfortunately, the penalties don’t end with a fine and incarceration. Even if you are convicted of a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge, you may be unable to qualify for student loans, putting an end to your career goals.
Designing An Effective Defense To Fight The Charges
As a trial-tested criminal defense attorney, I know how to fight these charges. I have over a decade of experience handling criminal matters on both sides of the aisle. As a former assistant district attorney, I use this background to design the most effective strategy for your case.
You can depend on me to explore all options to secure the best outcome for your criminal matter. I have helped my clients avoid harsh penalties by securing dismissals and combating the charges in court. From day one until your case ends, I will remain by your side.