Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyers
Possession of marijuana is a serious criminal charge in Denton, TX despite the changing views in other parts of the country. If you or someone you love has been charged, it is important to seek immediate legal assistance. At Boswell Legal Group, we handle all drug possession charges with professionalism, integrity and respect.
If you are a college student or other individual facing drug charges in the Denton, Texas area, contact us for a free initial consultation. Call 940-382-4711 or 1-800-927-4652 toll-free.
Marijuana Possession: Classification and Penalties
The penalties for marijuana possession depend upon the amount of drug involved. Possession charges can range from a class B misdemeanor (up to $2,000 in fines) to a third degree felony (two to ten years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines.)
Possession of more than four ounces of marijuana but less than five pounds is a state jail felony. If convicted, an individual faces up to two years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines. However, the crime could be charged as a third degree felony if the suspect possessed a deadly weapon or has prior felony convictions. Possession of larger amounts of marijuana can be charged as distribution, possession with intent to sell, or drug trafficking.
Please note, Marijuana possession charges can be enhanced if the suspect was in possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone: within 1,000 feet of a school zone, playground, or community center.
Defending College Students
Students have additional concerns when facing drug possession charges. A drug crime conviction could affect their enrollment and educational future, as well as show up on any background checks performed.
We understand the criminal and social implications of a drug possession conviction. Accordingly, we work both discreetly and efficiently to protect the future and reputation of our clients.
We defend college students from various institutions, including:
- University of North Texas (UNT)
- UT Arlington (UTA)
- Texas Women’s University
- Texas Christian University
- Texas Wesleyan University
- North Central Texas College
- Collin County Community College
Contact Our Denton Office
If you have been charged with marijuana possession, contact an dedicated attorney for a strong criminal defense. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 1-800-927-4652 toll free or 940-382-4711.