San Antonio POM Defense Attorneys
Have You Been Charged with Possession of Marijuana?
Possession of marijuana (POM) is defined under Texas law as knowingly or intentionally possessing a usable quantity of marijuana at a specific time and place. The law further defines possession as controlling, managing, taking custody of, or caring for something. Depending on the amount of marijuana found in your possession, you will be facing either a misdemeanor or felony charge. A conviction will result in having a permanent criminal record that can be problematic for your future.
If you have been charged for possession of marijuana, our San Antonio POM defense lawyers can help. We have a history of successful results. With a former prosecutor on our legal team, we have an in-depth knowledge of how the State of Texas prosecutes criminal cases. We can use that knowledge and all of the legal skills and resources we have developed over the years to help you seek a favorable outcome.
Contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm to arrange a free initial consultation about your case. Call (210) 960-9557 today.
Possession of Marijuana Cases in Texas
POM charges are based on the weight of marijuana found in your possession.
Below are examples of how the quantity affects POM charges:
- A possession of less than two ounces is charged as a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000
- A possession of two to four ounces is charged as a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000
- A possession of more than four ounces is charged as a state jail felony punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence
Many POM cases are based on small quantities held by a person for recreational use. With the help of our criminal defense attorneys, these types of cases can often be settled with less harsh penalties, such as probation or drug treatment programs, or they may even be dismissed.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Texas
Drug paraphernalia refers to items used to package, process, or use a drug. In marijuana cases, paraphernalia can include items such as pipes and bongs. Even innocuous household items like baggies, scales, spoons, or envelopes can be labeled as paraphernalia. Sometimes, an individual arrested for POM can also be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, which is classified as a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500.
Talk to Our Experienced Attorneys Today
When facing any type of marijuana charges, whether for simple possession or cultivation, having experienced legal representation is critical to building an effective defense. Our legal team can help you when facing an overwhelming legal process that is pitted against you. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we will fight for you and work tirelessly to protect your rights and freedom.
Call us at (210) 960-9557 today.
Attorney Brad Vinson was informative, professional yet sympathetic with his approach to my case. Mr. Vinson was open to opinion and ensured that all legal avenues were considered and addressed before presenting a course of action.- Michael
Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs by providing me with the most support- Andrew
They handled my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process.- Elmer Marqueiz
Very professional, on time and educates you along the whole process. I had a lot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America.- Manuel R.
No Charges Filed Sexual Assault Investigation
Our client was a UT student who was accused of sexual assault. He came to our firm extremely scared about his future both with the university and within the criminal justice system. With our firm's help, he was able to show that his accuser was not credible. Smith and Vinson put together a defense that law enforcement recognized as credible evidence of his innocence and not to file charges which changed the course of our client's life.
Cases Dismissed Trafficking of a Person and Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution
Our client was accused of running a prostitution ring out of a massage parlor and trafficking an unwilling participant as part of the operation. The alleged victim had never been instructed to perform any sexual favors and accused our client after she felt she was owed extra wages.
Our client left 6 th Street at 2:00 AM after celebrating an anniversary and fell asleep at the wheel. He was arrested for DWI at 4:30 AM and blew a .138 on the breathalyzer. The Prosecutor was initially unwilling to negotiate, but we found favorable evidence on the dash cam video, which lead us to question the validity of our client’s consent to take a breathalyzer test.
Charges Rejected Assault Bodily Injury Family Violence
Our client explained to us that they hadn’t lived in the Country for that long and his wife had called police as a way to resolve a non-physical dispute they had. Police arrived and immediately noticed bruising that they tried to pin on Our Client as well as other marks.
Cases Dismissed Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Misdemeanor Assault with Bodily Injury
Our client was accused of attacking another man on two separate occasions, once with his hands and once with a knife in our client’s home. Our client had told the man to stay away from his family because the man had made romantic advances toward his wife, but the man persisted.