Possession Penalties

Marijuana Possession Penalties

Drug Crime Lawyer in Fort Bend, TX

At my law office, the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., I am asked by many of my clients about the possible penalties for the possession of marijuana. Because marijuana has not been decriminalized as it has in some other states, in Texas, a conviction for even a very small amount of marijuana can be punishable by up to 6 months in jail. Depending upon the amount of marijuana that you are convicted of possessing, the fines and jail time can vary.

The penalties for up to 1 pound of marijuana being in your possession can earn you anywhere from 6 months to 2 years in jail or prison. It will also carry a fine of anywhere from $2,000 up to $10,000. If you do not have any prior felony convictions and you are arrested with an amount up to 1 pound of marijuana, the law mandates that the judge must impose a sentence of probation and drug treatment for a duration of the judge's choice. Usually the judges will impose drug treatment to be successfully completed, and leave the amount of treatment time necessary up to the drug treatment provider.

Former Prosecutor for Defense Against Marijuana Possession

If you have been arrested for possession of marijuana, please consult with an experienced drug crime attorney who is familiar with the drug enforcement laws of Texas. As a Fort Bend drug crime lawyer I have represented dozens of clients who have been charged with the possession of marijuana. I have been able to successfully defend many of them on their charges, some of the cases even being dismissed for the lack of evidence after motions to suppress for illegal searches and seizures. Call my office today to schedule an evaluation where we can discuss your case in detail and determine what, if any, defenses may be available to you. The conviction of a drug offense can be very damaging to your employment prospects in the future, and if it is a felony conviction, it can follow you for the rest of your life. Call me today and let me assist you in avoiding a costly conviction.