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Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer in Rockwall, TX

If you have been arrested for marijuana possession, you do not want to hire just any lawyer to defend you. It is important to enlist the help of an attorney who has a grasp of Texas’s current drug laws. You need someone with experience and in-depth knowledge of the processes that lead to possession arrests, such as traffic stops, drug dog searches, open-air sniffs, vehicle searches, home searches, warrants, and narcotic testing. Ashley L. Anderson is the Rockwall marijuana possession defense lawyer you are looking for. 

Since 2014, Attorney Anderson has been an aggressive advocate for the rights of those accused of marijuana possession. She has fought to secure lesser charges and penalties, helped clients avoid convictions through pretrial diversion programs, and gotten courts to drop charges altogether for many. With her track record and commitment to serving the people of Rockwall and the nearby areas, count on Attorney Anderson for your case. 

Schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your situation. Call (469) 940-7544 or contact the Law Office of Ashley L. Anderson PLLC online. 

How Texas Law Defines Marijuana Possession

Texas law defines marijuana possession as “knowingly or intentionally [possessing] a usable quantity of marijuana.” Possessing whole plants, dispensary-bought edibles, THC oil, dab pens, and other forms of marijuana are all punishable offenses. 

In addition to the possession of marijuana itself, Texas law also includes possession of drug paraphernalia as a separate offense. This can include items such as pipes, bongs, or other equipment used for smoking, consuming, or cultivating marijuana. 

The Penalties for Marijuana Possession

The Lone Star State’s penalties for possession of marijuana generally vary based on the amount. 

Below are the penalties for marijuana possession in the amount of:

  • Two ounces or fewer: A class B misdemeanor punishable by up to $2,000 in fines and 180 days in jail
  • More than two ounces but fewer than four: A class A misdemeanor punishable by up to $4,000 in fines and a year in jail
  • More than four ounces but fewer than five pounds: A state jail felony punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and two years of imprisonment
  • More than five pounds but fewer than fifty: A third-degree felony punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and 10 years imprisonment
  • More than fifty pounds but fewer than 2,000: A second-degree felony punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and 20 years imprisonment
  • Over 2,000 pounds: A first-degree felony punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and 99 years imprisonment

It is important to note that felony drug possession convictions come with mandatory minimum sentences. For state jail felonies, the mandatory minimum sentence is 180 days. As for third- and second-degree felonies, the minimum is two years. The mandatory minimum is five years for first-degree felony convictions. 

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What Our Clients are Saying

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    “Would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a great attorney!”
    “Consulted and hired Ashley same day! Ashley was very realistic with my case and also very optimistic for a good outcome. Helped and very resourceful every step of the way and thoroughly answered all questions I had.”
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    “I highly recommend her to anyone who is going through a tough time in their life and needs legal assistance.”
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    “She was very thorough with my case and fought hard to get me the best outcome.”
    I was having a hard time getting in touch with another lawyer and emailed Ashley and she responded very quickly and agreed to meet me the next day. She worked with me financially and was very affordable. She was very thorough with my case and fought hard to get me the best outcome. She was very easy to talk to and always answered any questions I had and worked around my schedule. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing help.
    - Former Client

Potential Defenses Against Marijuana Charges

The penalties for a marijuana possession conviction are serious in Texas. This is why you ought to turn to someone like Attorney Anderson for your defense. With her local knowledge of the state’s marijuana laws, you can trust she will explore every option for your defense and pursue the one best suited for your situation. 

These defenses may include the following:

  • Law enforcement conducted an unlawful search and seizure: Attorney Anderson could argue that police got the marijuana through an unlawful search and seizure, potentially making evidence of it inadmissible in court. 
  • You did not know you had marijuana: You may have found yourself in a bad situation. Our lawyer can tell your story, demonstrating how you were unaware marijuana was in your possession. 
  • You had the marijuana for legal, medical purposes: You may be wrongfully facing charges for marijuana you had the right to possess. Attorney Anderson can work to correct this discrepancy. 
  • Law enforcement engaged in entrapment: Our lawyer can demonstrate how law enforcement officers induced or pressured you into committing a crime that you would not have otherwise committed. 
  • The prosecution’s lab results were invalid: For the prosecution to prove that the substance in question is marijuana, a lab may need to test and certify it. Attorney Anderson can argue that the lab results were invalid or inaccurate, weakening the prosecution's case.

Consult a Rockwall Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer 

Reach out today to schedule a free, confidential consultation with Attorney Anderson. During this meeting, you can get more information about your charges, defense options, whether your county offers conditional dismissal or pretrial diversion programs, and the next steps for working with the Law Office of Ashley L. Anderson PLLC. 

Call (469) 940-7544 to start with us. Our lawyer represents clients in Rockwall, Collin, Hunt, Kaufman, Hopkins, and Dallas Counties.

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