Although most people consider marijuana to be less harmful than drugs such as methamphetamines and cocaine, the state of Texas takes crimes involving marijuana seriously and the penalties, if convicted, are severe.Even the possession of a small amount of marijuana can impact your ability to get a job, can cause your driver’s license to be suspended, and prohibit you from receiving federal financial aid for school. Marijuana charges may seem minor; however, without proper guidance and representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer, you could be facing severe consequences.
Was your high school or college-age child arrested for possessing pot? Contact our law firm for a free initial consultation with an experienced drug defense attorney in Houston. We handle many of these cases for first-time offenders every day.
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer and Former Prosecutor Protecting Your Rights
At the Houston, Texas, law firm of Lisa Shapiro Strauss Attorney at Law, we provide comprehensive criminal defense representation. We understand the importance of handling drug crime cases properly in order to protect schooling, driver’s licenses, professional licensing and other rights.
Lisa Shapiro Strauss is a former prosecutor who handles Houston assault cases, drug crimes defense and theft defense. Her background and extensive experience defending criminal charges enable her to handle your drug crime case the right way. She will evaluate your charges — or your child’s situation — to determine the best course of action.
We understand that law enforcement personnel often overstep boundaries in their pursuit of evidence. We can determine if the police had the right to search your person, car or home. If we uncover improper police procedures, we will fight to have evidence suppressed and charges dismissed.
What Are Your Options? Contact Us Today for Answers.
In Texas, your criminal history can impact how your marijuana possession charge will be handled by the prosecutor. If you have a prior record, the state will likely pursue jail time. We will discuss all of your options, so you can make an informed decision. Our extensive experience includes negotiating:
- Pretrial diversion programs
- Deferred adjudication probation
- Straight probation
- Lesser sentences
For the effective defense of marijuana possession or possession with intent to distribute charges, we urge you to contact Lisa Shapiro Strauss today.