If you are arrested or charged with possession, distribution, or manufacture of marijuana you need to find a criminal defense attorney that is familiar with marijuana offenses and knows how a particular county feels about marijuana offenses (some counties are more conservative than others). The lawyers at Gunter and Bennett handle charges such as possession of marijuana to serious felony drug cases like intent to distribute. Based in Austin, we are familiar with the each prosecutor’s office in the Central Texas area.
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Marijuana is a common drug offense and the level of the offense varies depending on how much marijuana a person has in their possession. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia usually involves some apparatus associated with marijuana use (though it can be associated with other drugs as well). Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a Class C Misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500. Possession of Marijuana is a Class B Misdemeanor when the amount possessed is less than two ounces. Possession of two to four ounces of marijuana raises the offense level to a Class A Misdemeanor. The punishment ranges increase from there. Also, the level of offense increases if someone is within 1000 feet of a school or other drug-free zone.
Tickets for Possession of Marijuana
If you have received a ticket in Travis County for Possession of Marijuana, the offense is no less serious and still a Class B Misdemeanor. You must report to Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5 by the date on your ticket. Judge Evans will see you, sign a personal bond, and have you report to the bonding desk in the courthouse. At the bonding desk your fingerprints and picture will be taken. You will also be given a court date. This process can take half a day and will be very boring. Make sure you bring something to read.