Protecting Your Rights After A Marijuana Charge
Marijuana possession may seem like a minor offense compared to drug crimes involving other illegal substances, but you can still end up in jail and face other repercussions.
Do not take marijuana possession charges lightly. At the Rosales Law Firm, our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience protecting the rights of individuals in El Paso, Texas, and throughout the state accused of marijuana-related drug crimes.
Know The Charges And Penalties If Convicted
Marijuana possession is often a misdemeanor criminal charge, but the amount of marijuana you are accused of possessing plays a large part in determining the charges and penalties you will face.
Possessing just two ounces of marijuana can send you to jail for 180 days and cost you up to $2,000 in fines. If you are arrested with four ounces to five pounds of marijuana, you can be sentenced to up to two years in prison. However, more than five pounds of marijuana can send you to prison for up to 10 years.
In addition, if you are sentenced to prison in a federal drug crime, you must serve a minimum of 85 percent of your sentence. You will also face steep fines, ranging from $250,000 to $4 million.
Marijuana possession charges can turn into possession with intent to distribute depending on the circumstances leading up to your arrest and the amount of marijuana in your possession.
The differences between penalties for possession and possession with intent to distribute are significant. Distribution charges can result in harsh consequences that include longer jail time and significant fines compared to a possession charge.
We Will Protect Your Rights And Your Future
You have rights after being charged with possession of marijuana or possession with intent to distribute. A conviction of either of these charges can ruin your future. Do not wait to speak with a lawyer — your future is at stake.
We provide strong legal representation to protect your rights and to keep your future on track. We know how prosecutors and judges view marijuana drug cases and what options may be available to get your charges dismissed or reduced.
You will receive straightforward advice about your options and direct attention from our attorneys throughout your case. We take pride in providing effective defense representation while guiding you through the criminal justice system so you know what to expect.