Despite sweeping policy and perception changes across the country regarding marijuana use, it remains illegal in Texas. Although the penalty generally isn't as severe as with other Schedule I substances, an arrest can come with some devastating consequences. We'll go over a few of them with you:
- Your child or dependent could get taken away from you.
- If you get charged with manufacture or sale, your home, car, and other property could get taken away (sometimes without even getting charged, through civil asset forfeiture).
- You can lose your student loans.
- Your right to vote can be forfeited (for a felony arrest).
- Your right to own a firearm can be forfeited (for a felony arrest).
- You can lose any government assistance programs.
- You can lose the possibility of adopting a child.
- You can lose the ability to leave the country (for a felony arrest).
- Future job prospects may get lost due to your record.
If you've gotten charged with a marijuana offense, don't give up yet. Call The Law Office of Paul Previte so that we can get to work on your case. You can reach us at (817) 339-6693.