According to the Texas Controlled Substances Act, possessing, selling, making, or otherwise distributing marijuana is not legal in Texas. If you are caught with cannabis on your person, you are subject to arrest. An arrest for having or using marijuana can lead to serious criminal and financial penalties with far-reaching consequences.
A drug-related arrest and possible conviction can put your freedom, career, and lifestyle at risk. When you get our team involved in your marijuana case immediately, we help you avoid drug-related blemishes to your record that could have a variety of negative consequences for your future. If you or a loved one is facing these types of charges and want to minimize the negative impact, our team can help.
Marijuana-Related Criminal Penalties in Texas
Because it is considered a controlled substance, if you or a loved one is convicted of marijuana possession, the subsequent penalties can be substantial. According to Texas Health and Safety Code §481.1161, possession of a controlled substance is considered:
- A class B misdemeanor for possessing 2 ounces or less
- A class A misdemeanor for possessing more than 2 ounces
- A state jail felony for possessing between 4 ounces and 5 pounds
- A third-degree felony for possessing between 5 and 50 pounds
- A second-degree felony for possessing between 50 and 2,000 pounds
Marijuana possession in large enough amounts is punishable by lengthy imprisonment and fines of up to $50,000. Our team can help you minimize the possible penalties and take steps to get your life back on track.
The Long-term Impact of a Felony Marijuana Conviction
In addition to the immediate cloud it casts, the stigma of a marijuana-related conviction can make life after conviction a challenge. It can mean:
- You may be ineligible for financial aid, according to Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- You may be temporarily unable to vote, according to the Texas State Law Library.
- You may have restricted travel opportunities, according to Federal Law 22 U.S.C. 2714, under specific circumstances.
A criminal felony conviction could also limit your ability to obtain rental housing. Our team fights to help you avoid a felony conviction, so you do not have to face these marks on your present life and future endeavors.
Our Team Can Help You Fight for Your Future
A drug-related criminal conviction can impact your personal, professional, and social life. It can limit interactions in your community for yourself and your family, derail your options for education, and limit your career options or advancements. If marijuana use or possession is related to driving, it can also lead to a suspension of your driver’s license and bar you from driving-related employment
When our team is on your side, we review and investigate every aspect of your case. We will:
- Analyze and review your arrest for any violation of your rights
- Ensure you were read the Miranda warning in full
- Ensure there was probable cause for your arrest
- Investigate and review the evidence against you
- Locate and identify any available witnesses
Our goal is to help you avoid imprisonment. Any violation of your rights may help us negotiate plea agreements, sentence reductions, and even outright dismissal of the charges you face, when possible.
Why Choose Randall B. Isenberg?
If you are convicted for a marijuana-related car accident, your criminal record can never be sealed. It will follow you forever and show up on background checks. This reason alone makes hiring a lawyer beneficial because we fight hard to help you avoid conviction.
Randall B. Isenberg brings more than 30 years of experience to your fight. With a career as both a former prosecutor and a state district judge, he fights to help you make the best of a challenging legal situation with
Our Results for Previous Clients
Our criminal defense record and results speak for themselves. Our previous clients speak for us, too, when they say, “It didn’t take me long to discover how hard the attorneys at his law offices were working. No doubt that I’m free today because of them.” In addition to glowing testimonials, results for past clients include:
- Possession of marijuana case result: Dismissed
- Possession of marijuana case result: Reduced to class C misdemeanor
- Manufacture and delivery case result: Controlled substance deferred
- Possession of controlled substance case result: No billed
We fought hard for these results and to help previous clients start over after an arrest. When you are ready to put an arrest behind you and start rebuilding your life, our team will fight just as hard for you.
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Marijuana is illegal in Texas, and if you or a loved one faces related criminal charges, we can help. Start fighting for your future immediately with help from our marijuana defense team. Do not hesitate to contact the team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg right away.