Houston Lawyer for Possession of Marijuana
Drug Offenses Regarding Marijuana
Marijuana is the most common illegal drug in the United Stated. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the most recent statistics show that possession of marijuana and use is increasing across all age groups. In fact, in some states the possession of marijuana for personal use is now legal.
Not so in Texas. In an effort to reduce the widespread use of marijuana, the penalties enforced for possession of marijuana can be very severe. If you are charged with marijuana possession in the State of Texas, depending on the amount, you could face either misdemeanor or felony charges. You could also be charged with delivery of marijuana which may result in you having to pay extensive fines and imprisonment. A conviction for marijuana possession could result in the suspension of your license.
Delivery of marijuana to a child is a second degree felony in certain circumstances and will be aggressively pursued by prosecutors. Trafficking of marijuana is a federal offense. Depending on the quantity of marijuana you are accused of trafficking, you may be imprisoned for life and face millions of dollars in fines. If you have been charged with an offense concerning marijuana possession, a Houston drug crime lawyermay be able to successfully defend you.
Why should you hire a Houston drug crime attorney?
Drug crimes and the laws regarding them are very complex. Penalties for a marijuana drug offense can range from a simple fine to life in prison. At Chernoff Law, we feel that it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer who not only understands all of the legal issues, but has successfully defended other cases.
A drug charge can adversely affect your future. If your rights have been violated or you have been the victim of an illegal search and seizure, you need an attorney who will skillfully and aggressively defend you. Do not risk your future by trying to defend yourself or hiring an inexperienced lawyer.
Contact a Houston marijuana charges attorney for an aggressive defense against drug charges involving marijuana.