Getting guilty of an offense concerning drugs of any sort has very serious potential ramifications, so leaving your case to chance could come to be a tremendous problem. Attorney Andy Nolen has worked on all types of drug cases yet most commonly they are marijuana possession cases.
Nolen feels there are 5 things you should know when faced with a marijuana possession charge:
1.The most common way marijuana cases are beaten are either that there was an Illegal Search and Seizure or possibly that there was lack of Affirmative Links between a defendant and the drugs. If the search was in fact bad, the evidence can be suppressed. Affirmative Links disputes are scenarios similar to when there are 4 people in a car and the state can’t verify the drugs belonged to any individual person. Also recognized as, "It was the other guy not me."
2. A conviction for marijuana possession may result in your losing eligibility to get certain forms of federal college funds for school. Some schools may expel you if the drug offense had been committed on school premises. Therefore not only will you lose your drivers license, you may also lose your degree or diploma.
3. Marijuana remains such as tiny quantities in a pipe or bag is a felony if it is a controlled substance. Marijuana must be a usable amount to be a crime.
4. In the event you have been charged with a marijuana drug crime, it's virtually a certainty that you will be screened for drugs at some point. That will probably be while your on bond and even the first time you go to court. Marijuana can stay in your system for up to 6 weeks. Supplements developed to beat the system don't work, so don’t rely on them. Don’t do drugs of any type at the same time 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 difficult.
5. A marijuana drug conviction in Texas will result in the loss of your drivers license. That will then put surcharges and reinstatement fees that can run over $1000. You will also need to take the Drug Offender Education Program (D.O.E.P.).The class is for individuals who have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony drug criminal offense. This course will fulfill the requirement for education because of a suspended 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.