Houston Marijuana Criminal Defense AttorneyHouston Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney Andy Nolen has been on the case in Texas for over 20 years. In that time he has represented over 3000 clients and had hundreds of those cases dismissed completely.
Getting convicted of an offense regarding drugs of any kind has very considerable potential ramifications, hence leaving your case to chance could wind up being a tremendous mistake. Attorney Andy Nolen has handled all types of drug cases but most frequently they are marijuana possession cases.
Nolen feels there are 5 things you need to know if faced with a marijuana possession charge:
1.The most usual way marijuana cases are beaten are either that there has been an Illegal Search and Seizure or that there was lack of Affirmative Links between a defendant and the drugs. If the investigation was bad, the evidence is usually suppressed. Affirmative Links arguments are situations like when there are 4 people in a car and the state can’t prove the drugs belonged to any particular person. Also known as, "It was the other guy not me."
2. A conviction regarding marijuana possession may result in your losing qualifications to get several forms of federal college funds for school. Some schools may expel you if the drug offense had been committed on school premises. So not only will you lose your drivers license, you might also lose your diploma or degree.
3. Marijuana residue such as microscopic amounts in a pipe or bag is a felony if it happens to be a controlled substance. Marijuana has to be a useful amount to be a criminal offense.
4. If you have been charged with a marijuana drug crime, it is almost a guarantee that you'll be tested for drugs at some point. That will probably be while your on bond as well as the first time you go to court. Marijuana can easily stay in your system for up to 6 weeks. Supplements developed to beat the system do not work, so don’t rely on them. Don’t do drugs of any type while on bond or you risk having your bond revoked and going to jail. Also, you don't want to appear to be an active drug user to the court making your case much more complicated.
5. A marijuana drug conviction in Texas will result in the loss of your drivers license. That will then add more surcharges and reinstatement fees that can cost $1000. You will also have to take the Drug Offender Education Program (D.O.E.P.).The class is for individuals who are already charged with a misdemeanor or felony drug offense. This course will meet the requirement for education mainly because of a revoked driver’s license. The standardized program is 15 hours in duration taught in three-hour segments.
Harris County Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer Andy Nolen can help you in your case today. Just give him a call at any time, 832-480-8951. Please call today for your free consultation. Andy Nolen is waiting on your call.