San Antonio Marijuana Lawyer

Are you facing marijuana charges in San Antonio?

State lawmakers have cracked down on drug offenders by increasing penalties for drug crimes, including those involving marijuana. If police have arrested you for marijuana possession or for distributing or manufacturing the drug, you could be facing extreme penalties, including fines and a lengthy prison term. The best thing you can do for your future is to turn to a seasoned San Antonio criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of John J. Fox. With nearly 20 years of experience working within the criminal justice system, we are committed to fighting for your rights and freedoms. We have extensive trial experience and a record of successfully defending our clients in court. The more quickly you get into contact our firm, the faster we can begin to steer your case in a positive direction.

Defense Attorney in San Antonio - Marijuana Charges and Penalties

Under state law, marijuana is a Schedule I substance, indicating that it has no medical value and that individuals are highly likely to abuse it. Penalties for marijuana charges vary widely depending on the type of offense and the quantity of the drug. Individuals could face charges for:

  • Marijuana possession. If police catch an individual with any amount of marijuana, they could charge that person with possession of the drug. Penalties can range from 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine for two ounces or less all the way up to a prison term of five to 99 years and a $50,000 fine for more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.
  • Marijuana distribution. Individuals who sell or otherwise distribute marijuana can face charges for this offense. Penalties range from one year in jail and a $4,000 fine for selling a quarter of an ounce or less up to ten to 99 years in prison and a $50,0000 fine for selling more than 2,000 pounds.
  • Manufacturing marijuana. Also known as drug cultivation, authorities can levy this charge against any individual involved in part of the marijuana manufacturing process. Penalties for this offense are similar to those for distributing the drug.

At our firm, we firmly believe that the right representation can mean the difference between harsh penalties and a reduced sentence, the dismissal of your charges, or the ability to walk away, free from further consequences, with a positive trial verdict. With so much on the line, you need powerful legal advocate who will fight tirelessly for you.

Learn more about how we can help by scheduling a free case evaluation or contact a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer today to discuss your case.

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