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:
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.
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.