Jail For a Possession of Marijuana Charge in Texas?
As an Austin criminal defense lawyer, the most common question that I receive in a possession of marijuana case, or other drug-related case, is whether a defendant will go to jail for their possession of marijuana charge. It is important to understand that although somone may be facing a marijuana charge in texas, an “arrest” is distinguishable from an actual criminal conviction.
Whether a person is sentenced to jail or prison time for a marijuana charge is going to depend on a variety of factors, starting with whether the defendant is actually convicted on the possession charge.
Punishment For Possession of Marijuana in Texas
In Texas, a conviction for even the smallest amount of marijuana is considered a Class B Misdemeanor and can carry a sentence of up to 180 days in jail and/or up to a $2,000 fine. This doesn’t even take into consideration the collateral consequences that follow a drug conviction, such as the loss of your driver’s license and a permeneant cirminal record. However, a good criminal defense lawyer should be familiar with how to defend a drug possession case and be able to strongly advocate for dismissal or reduced charge in the case.
A criminal defense lawyer will also be able to thoroughly investigate each individual case and work with their client to develop a strong defense strategy that is tailored to their client’s misdemeanor or felony case. Kevin Bennett is an Austin defense lawyer who believes that frequent and open communication with his clients is essential to building a strong defense in any type of felony or misdmeanor case.
Austin Marijuana Lawyer Defending You
If you have been arrested for possession of marijuana or another drug-related charge in Austin, please call Attorney Kevin Bennett at (512) 476-4626. You may also contact us through email.
Kevin Bennett can also help with expunction and the sealing of criminal records, when possible.