Marijuana Defense Lawyer
In Texas, marijuana possession can be a serious crime resulting in significant jail time and far-reaching consequences.
If you have been arrested for possession, marijuana defense lawyer Jason Trumpler in Austin, TX, can help you fight the charge.
Our attorney has spent years providing criminal defense to Austin clients, having taken over 100 cases to trial in his career.
Call Now to Defend Yourself
Marijuana charges in Texas are serious. A drug conviction can interfere with current or future employment, student loans, your apartment lease, and more. Our phone lines are open 24/7 so we can help with jail release and start fighting cannabis charges as soon as possible. We offer free consultations, and offices in both Round Rock and Austin, TX.
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Texas Takes Marijuana Seriously
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. Our marijuana defense attorney provides this chart so you can know what punishment you may be facing:
|Up to 2 ounces||Class B Misdemeanor||180 days in jail, $2,000 fine|
|2 - 4 ounces||Class A Misdemeanor||1 year in jail, $4,000 fine|
|4 ounces - 5 pounds||State Jail Felony||2 years in jail, $10,000 fine|
|5 - 50 pounds||Third Degree Felony||10 years in prison, $10,000 fine|
|50 - 2,000 pounds||Second Degree Felony||20 years in prison, $10,000 fine|
|More than 2,000 pounds||First Degree Felony||Life in prison, $50,000 fine|
Mr. Trumpler Is a Proven
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Jason Trumpler provides aggressive defense representation throughout central Texas. He has handled thousands of drug cases and spent countless hours in the courtroom earning court victories. In addition, he has worked as a narcotics prosecutor and trained law enforcement officers, so he understands the tactics often used against defendants
Mr. Trumpler draws upon his extensive background in drug cases to mount the best possible defense. 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, our attorney pursues every potential avenue with the goal of dismissal or reduced penalties.
Criminal Convictions Carry Collateral Consequences
Driver's License Suspension
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. Many employers consider any type of drug conviction to be an automatic disqualification for employment.
Loans and Leases
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.