Marijuana Possession Charges in Waco, TX
Representation from our Waco Drug Crime Attorneys
Did you know that possessing 2 ounces or less of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor? The grade of offense increases as the amount of marijuana increases.
The law in Texas says that possessing a usable quantity of marijuana is a criminal offense. Now, there is sometimes confusion about exactly what is meant by the term "possession." In this state, it is defined as "care, custody, control or management." Possession is not "ownership." Some people think that charges won't stick because the marijuana in question did not belong to them. Unfortunately, this is not true.
Whether you bought the weed yourself or it was simply found on your property, you could face serious penalties. Let the Waco drug crime attorneys at Sutton Milam & Fanning, PLLC vigorously represent your interests. From our office in Waco, we handle drug offenses for Baylor University students and clients across Lorena and all of McLennan County.
Find out how you can challenge marijuana charges – call (254) 237-5602 for a consultation.
Who Was in Possession of Marijuana?
It can be tough to determine who actually possessed the substance in any given case. You could conceivably have a case where marijuana is found in a car along with four people and no one is guilty of possession. It could also be true that one, two, three, or even all four are guilty. This is known as “affirmative links” in Texas law.
Search & Seizure Violations
The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable governmental searches and/or seizures. We will analyze your case to make sure that law enforcement did not violate your rights at any time during the search and seizure process. If they made any mistakes, we would likely file a motion to suppress evidence in your case.
A Warning About McLennan County Marijuana Charges
There is something you need to know about possession of marijuana in McLennan County. Even though jurors tend to take this charge a little less seriously than other criminal offenses, this does not hold true for the misdemeanor judges.
Both Judge Cates and Judge Freeman love to test anyone with a drug charge on their record during court appearances. If the drug test comes up dirty, they will forfeit your bond and remand you into custody. So, if you are on bond for marijuana, do not smoke marijuana!
Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Lorena or at Baylor University?
You need to move quickly if you have been arrested for marijuana possession in any circumstance. Our Waco marijuana possession attorneys are standing by to provide the direction and counsel you need – all it takes is a phone call to arrange a consultation.