Marijuana possession arrests lead to state or federal misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the circumstances. In any situation, it is important to obtain representation from a knowledgeable drug crimes attorney to minimize the penalties you face. At the Law Offices of Gary Churak, P.C., Attorney Churak handles marijuana possession cases of all sizes and severities. His hard-nosed litigation style and vast knowledge of the law give him an edge in your proceedings, enabling you to come away with a better result. Trust in his more than 30 years of legal experience to protect your rights.
The charges for marijuana possession depend on the amount of the drug involved. Small amounts are usually considered to be misdemeanors and result in relatively small fines. Felony possession cases typically involve large amounts of marijuana, particularly when there is the intent to distribute.
The greater the amount of marijuana in your possession, the more significant the penalties you face. These may include:
Other factors affecting potential penalties include your age, whether you have an existing criminal record, whether the marijuana was in plant or ready-to-use form, previous drug charges or whether you were in possession of any other drug paraphernalia. To minimize these potential consequences, you should seek the assistance of a San Antonio drug defense attorney.
Of course, there are consequences beyond those in the criminal justice system for those charged with marijuana possession. It is significantly more difficult to find or maintain employment when you have drug charges on your record. If you wish to enlist in the military or attend college, these charges could render you ineligible. Additionally, they could prevent you from receiving federal student loans or grants.
Consequences such as these make it important to clear your name. As a San Antonio appeals and post-conviction lawyer, Mr. Churak works hard to help ensure you maintain your reputation and keep your record clean. His criminal defense law firm is prepared to handle the complexities of your case.
For more information about marijuana possession defense or to schedule a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Gary Churak, P.C. at (210) 545-3850 or contact the firm online. Mr. Churak dedicates himself to protecting your rights and providing you with comprehensive service throughout your case.