Marijuana Defense Attorney in Austin

Fight Your Charges with a Reliable Lawyer

In Texas, possession of marijuana can be a serious crime and may result in significant jail time with far-reaching, often unforeseen consequences. A drug conviction can interfere with current or future employment, student loans, and even your apartment lease. If you have been arrested for possession, Austin marijuana defense lawyer Jason Trumpler can help you fight this charge so that you can maintain a clean record.

To seek quality representation from the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, please call us at (512) 359-3300 or contact us online.

Marijuana Laws in Texas

Unlike many other states in the U.S., Texas still regards all forms of marijuana as illegal. In the context of Texas law, possession refers to an individual who has marijuana in his "care, custody, control, or management." As such, whether or not the substance belongs to you, you can still be held accountable if police find it in your car or residence. For legal purposes, marijuana includes any type or part of a cannabis plant, including leaves and seeds.

Similar to other drug charges in Texas, the penalty for possession is determined by the amount of marijuana found in your car, home, or on your person.

The sale of marijuana can also be considered a felony. The severity of this penalty coincides with the quantity distributed. Selling to minors is a more serious crime and can result in a second-degree felony and a minimum two-year prison sentence.

Additional Consequences of Conviction

In addition to potential jail time and fines, you can face serious, long-lasting repercussions if convicted for possession of any amount of marijuana. If you are 21 years of age or older, your driver's license can be automatically suspended for six months upon conviction. For those under 21 years of age at the time of arrest, this suspension can increase to a full year.

A conviction on your record can be easily found by a potential employer or financing company. Many employers consider any type of drug conviction to be an automatic disqualification for employment. A criminal record can also prevent you from receiving student loans or maintaining current financial aid. These blemishes on your record can even impact an apartment lease. To avoid these consequences, it is important to fight possession charges with a proven, experienced criminal defense lawyer in Austin to help keep your record clean.

Our Firm Can Help

Jason Trumpler and his associates provide aggressive defense representation throughout central Texas. Our firm has handled thousands of drug cases and spent countless hours in the courtroom earning many substantial court victories.

Attorney Jason Trumpler previously worked as a narcotics prosecutor and trained law enforcement officers, so he understands the tactics often used against defendants. These diverse experiences contribute to his unique perspective, which he can use to mount a strong defense for clients. For a first offense misdemeanor marijuana charge, we can often work out a deal to get charges dismissed in exchange for drug treatment. For more serious charges, we pursue every potential avenue with the goal of dismissal or reduced penalties.

For help with your marijuana case, contact the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler online or call us at (512) 359-3300. We answer calls 24 hours per day.

Our Victories

  • Dismissed Assault Family Violence
  • Dismissed Assault with Bodily Injury
  • Dismissed DWI
  • Dismissed Possession of Marijuana
  • Dismissed Sexual Assault
  • Dismissed Assault
  • Dismissed Unlawful Carrying of Weapon
  • Dismissed Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
  • Dismissed Violation of a Protective Order
  • Dismissed 2 Counts of Aggravated Robbery