Q I am charged with possession of marijuana in Houston, what can happen to me if I am found guilty or pay a fine? A harris county criminal defense attorney explains
Often when someone is charged with possession of marijuana they are offered time served or just a fine in exchange for a guilty plea. Some people will jump at this chance thinking it’s a chance to move on with their lives. Before accepting this deal you should understand some of the other consequences of entering into this deal. In addition to having a permanent criminal record for which you will have to answer questions about on job interviews for the rest of your life there are two other important consequences that you should not overlook.
- In Texas your driver’s license will be suspended if you are convicted of a drug offense. The suspension will last a minimum of 180 days.
- In accordance with federal law a conviction for marijuana can impact a students ability to receive financial aid for at least a year.
Often younger people are the ones arrested for this offense and these two consequences can have a large impact on their lives. With the cost of college today it can lead to having to drop out of school and without a driver’s license it is difficult to work. If you have been charged with Possession of Marijuana in Houston, Galveston, Conroe or any of the surrounding cities please contact us. You need an experience criminal defense lawyer who will defend your rights and either find a way to dismiss the case or a way to minimize the consequences of the case. Call us for a free consultation at 713-651-1444 or fill out or secure online contact form.