Being charged with marijuana possession is something that shouldn't be taken lightly. In Texas, marijuana possession will at least be charged as a Class B misdemeanor (if you were caught with 2 ounces or less). Most minor possession charges are not the end of the world, though you do want to see a lawyer to learn about your legal defense options. Misdemeanor charges can still cost you a lot of money and in more rare cases, send you to jail. Your driver's license can also be suspended for up to six months following a possession conviction. If you need your driver's license for your work, this can be disastrous.
Consequences of a Marijuana Possession Charge
With a first offense for the possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, a deal can often be worked out. If you show that you are willing to admit your fault and agree to entering a drug treatment program or do community service, you will probably be able to work out a good deal or even get your case dismissed.
If you have a marijuana addiction, you should definitely admit to this and agree to drug treatment. This can help get you a better plea bargain deal.
What you really want to achieve is not to get a permanent criminal record. A permanent record can have a serious impact on your life. An experienced attorney can help you with setting up a strategy that will increase the chances of getting a good deal and your case being dismissed.
The Kyle Law Firm Can Help You Out
Facing a drug possession charge can be a scary experience that if not handled well, can leave a permanent mark on your life. In order to handle the charge in the best possible way and increase your changes of getting out of it without a permanent record, you need an experiencedcriminal defense lawyer who will defend your rights. Call the Kyle Law Firm today to discuss your defense options.