Houston Marijuana Defense Lawyer
Representation from a Houston Drug Crime Lawyer
Cannabis, more commonly known as Marijuana is an illegal narcotic. Marijuana
is sometimes prescribed for medical use but it is more commonly used without
a prescription. This constitutes illegal use and if you are found in possession
of marijuana you will likely be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony,
depending on the circumstances surrounding your situation. The state of
Texas does not take marijuana possession charges lightly so it is important
to keep yourself informed as to what the law says regarding this matter.
Marijuana charges will differ depending on how much marijuana was found
in your possession. This will make the difference as to whether your charge
is a misdemeanor or a
felony. Marijuana is measured by grams, so your charges will get steeper the
more grams found in your possession and also based upon the presence of
any prior convictions. Being charged with
possession in Texas means that you fall under the same category as those charged
with possession of other illegal drugs such as cocaine.
After 400 grams marijuana starts getting measured by units. If you are
found in possession of units of marijuana you could very well face "intent
to sell" charges. For example, if you are found to have 20 or more
units of marijuana in your possession then this is grounds for a third-degree
felony. The punishment for this type of crime can range from 2-10 years
in state prison in addition to a fine of $10,000 maximum. As you can see,
marijuana charges are extremely serious, which is why you need a competent
attorney to combat these charges in your defense.
Former Prosecutor - Houston Drug Crime Lawyer
Speak with a Houston marijuana defense attorney from
The Martinez Law Firm today if you want aggressive defense that you can trust. Just because
you were charged with marijuana possession does not mean that you necessarily
have to be convicted. A conviction will permanently tarnish your record
which means that the rest of your life will be affected. In order to stave
off consequences of this magnitude you need an attorney who is prepared
to take on this task.
A Houston drug crime defense lawyer at The Martinez Law Firm is dedicated
to defending the rights of those accused with crimes. The firm will represent
clients in both State and Federal courts for a variety of charges, one
of which is possession. If you were charged with possession in Texas know
that you can get aggressive defense from competent attorneys who have
experience as both prosecuting and defense attorneys, which is a sought-after quality.
For a defense you can trust,
call our Houston defense firm.