Although most people consider marijuana to be less harmful than drugs such as methamphetamines and cocaine, the state of Texas takes crimes involving marijuana seriously, and the penalties if convicted are severe. Even the possession of a small amount of marijuana can impact your ability to get a job, loan, scholarship or access to other opportunities.
At the Shapiro Law Firm in Plano, we believe that everyone deserves to have their rights protected after an arrest. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience representing individuals charged with drug offenses involving marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine, prescription drugs and other controlled substances in Collin County and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We know how to build a solid defense for your constitutional rights.
Defense for Drug Offenses Involving Marijuana
In Texas, crimes involving marijuana can range from misdemeanors to felonies, many of which carry mandatory time in jail or prison. If you are a student, you may also lose your opportunity to obtain federal financial aid. Crimes involving marijuana include:
- Marijuana possession, including the possession of a small amount
- Possession with the intent to sell
- Possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone
- Trafficking and distribution of marijuana
- Growing and cultivation of marijuana
- Drug crimes in all federal and state courts in Texas
In most drug cases, one of the most important issues to look at is whether the police had probable cause to stop and search you and whether your rights were protected during the process. We will review your arrest to make sure that law enforcement officers did not infringe upon your rights.
Contact the Shapiro Law Firm
If you have been charged with a criminal offense involving marijuana, including the possession of a small amount of drugs, contact us at the Shapiro Law Firm to speak with a lawyer. Call our office in Plano, Texas, at 800-554-5247 to schedule an appointment.