There Is No Such Thing As A Simple Possession Of Marijuana Charge
Many people, particularly college students, believe that possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal use is not — or should not be — a crime. Unfortunately, the state of Texas does not agree. Possession of marijuana charges are still treated very harshly — and a conviction can drastically affect your future.
After an arrest, you need good advice. You need reassurance. You need someone to honestly evaluate your case and tell you what may happen. You need someone that will be your advocate and fight for your rights.
I am attorney Matthew Maddox of The Maddox Law Firm in McKinney, and I understand what you are going through following an arrest. My number one goal is to protect your freedom and your future.
How Serious Is A Marijuana Possession Charge?
Many marijuana crimes are handled as Class B or Class A misdemeanors, depending on the quantity of the drug that was found. If convicted of a Class B misdemeanor, you may face up to 180 days in jail, a $2,000 fine and a suspended driver’s license. If convicted of a Class A misdemeanor, you may face a full year in jail, a $4,000 fine and a suspended driver’s license.
Unfortunately, especially for college students, the possession of marijuana edibles is often charged as a felony. It may be horrifying to learn that marijuana edibles legally purchased in another state may be considered Penalty Group 2 drugs, due to the higher level of THC they contain. In addition, the entire weight of the edibles — not the actual percentage of the drug they carry — is used to determine the charge. This can lead to a drug conviction that involves a massive fine and a lengthy prison stay.
Are You Ready To Fight For Your Future?
You are in a terrifying position and you cannot afford to delay. The sooner your defense gets started, the better your chances of a successful outcome.
If you’re ready to fight back against the charges you face and want an aggressive defense lawyer, make a call to The Maddox Law Firm at 972-373-3635 or use my online contact form. I help clients in Collin County and throughout the surrounding communities.