Law Office of John L. Venza Jr. 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.

Protect Your Rights and Future with an Experienced Drug Possession Attorney

Being charged with drug possession can have serious consequences, including fines, probation, and even jail time. It is crucial to have a skilled drug crime lawyer on your side who understands the intricacies of drug laws in Fort Bend, TX, and can provide you with a strong defense.

At the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., we have extensive experience defending clients against drug possession charges. Our team includes former prosecutors who have an in-depth understanding of how the prosecution builds their case. We use this knowledge to develop a strategic defense tailored to your specific situation.

Why choose our drug possession defense services:

  • Expertise: Our attorneys specialize in drug crimes and possess a deep understanding of the legal complexities involved in drug possession cases.
  • Personalized Approach: We take the time to listen to your side of the story and gather all the necessary evidence to build a strong defense strategy.
  • Aggressive Advocacy: We fight vigorously to protect your rights and minimize the potential consequences of a drug possession conviction.
  • Proven Track Record: Our recent case results demonstrate our ability to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients, including reduced charges, dismissals, and acquittals.
  • Compassionate Support: We understand the stress and uncertainty you may be facing. Our team is here to provide guidance, support, and reassurance throughout the legal process.

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.

Commonly Asked Questions

Are there any alternatives to jail time for drug possession?

For first-time offenders with no prior felony convictions, Texas law mandates that the judge must impose a sentence of probation and drug treatment if the amount of marijuana possessed is up to 1 pound. The duration of probation and treatment is determined by the judge, and successful completion of drug treatment is usually required.

Can a drug crime attorney help with marijuana possession charges?

Yes, consulting with an experienced drug crime attorney is crucial if you have been arrested for marijuana possession. A skilled attorney who is familiar with the drug enforcement laws in Texas can provide a strong defense, including challenging illegal searches and seizures. They can evaluate your case, discuss possible defenses, and work towards avoiding a costly conviction.

How damaging can a drug conviction be to future employment prospects?

A drug conviction, especially a felony conviction, can have a significant impact on future employment prospects. It can limit job opportunities and potentially follow you for the rest of your life. That's why it's important to seek the assistance of a drug crime attorney who can help defend against drug charges and minimize the potential consequences.

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