I was charged with possession of marijuana of 4 oz up to and including 5 lbs, the amount was 4 oz and it was in montague texas, even if it is reduced to a misdemeanor I still face incarceration of up to a year in jail, my question is how do I avoid this? it also my first offense.
If you have no prior criminal history there is a good chance you can get probation or deferred adjudication. You should probably get an attorney to help you through the process. You never know, they may find something in the facts that can help your case even more.
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