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Experienced Defense Attorney For Marijuana Charges

Texas has tough marijuana laws. Even a conviction for mere possession can carry significant criminal and civil penalties, including a possible jail sentence and a driver's license suspension. Possession of less than 2 ounces is a class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail. Possession of more than 4 ounces is a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years' confinement in a state jail.

If you have been arrested on marijuana charges, it is critical that you retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will protect your rights. For the strong defense you require, contact the law office of John M. Petruzzi. We defend clients against all marijuana charges, including:

  • Marijuana possession
  • Marijuana manufacturing (cultivation)
  • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • Marijuana delivery (marijuana distribution, sales, trafficking)

We defend adults and juveniles. To schedule a free consultation, contact our law office in Houston, Texas.

Put A Former Prosecutor On Your Side

Attorney John M. Petruzzi has more than 30 years of criminal law experience. Mr. Petruzzi is a board-certified criminal law specialist, as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a former chief prosecutor in Texas felony court and a former Assistant District Attorney in Harris County.

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Petruzzi knows that there are a number of ways to fight marijuana charges:

  • To obtain a conviction for any drug possession charge, the prosecution must prove that you knowingly or intentionally possessed marijuana. While there are different ways for the prosecution to prove possession (actual or constructive), it must prove this element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Depending on how the drugs were found (and where), you may have a viable defense.
  • Pretrial motions may be used to seek the suppression of evidence that was obtained in violation of your constitutional rights, such as evidence seized pursuant to a traffic stop that was not supported by sufficient cause, a search warrant that was issued without probable cause or the execution of a search warrant that went beyond its lawful scope.
  • Taking advantage of drug rehabilitation programs in a proactive fashion may enable some individuals to gain a more favorable impression with prosecutors and judges, thus improving the likelihood for a more favorable plea agreement.

Whether your case is best resolved at trial, by pretrial motions that seek to dismiss your charges or by the negotiation of the most favorable plea agreement, you can rely on us to provide the strong defense you require.

Contact A Sugar Land Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney

We serve clients in Houston and the surrounding areas. To schedule a free consultation with Houston marijuana charges attorney John M. Petruzzi, call 713-581-1789 or contact us toll free at 888-386-4503. You may also contact us by email.