When I was in high school I had went out to a former friends truck to smoke a blunt at lunch then went back in smelling like it. Naturally We got searched and I just so happened to have marijuana pipe and lighter and got charged for it. It has been 5 years and I will be turning 21 soon. I was also in Texas when it happened and now live in Florida.
Drug charges can prevent employment, there's no doubt about it. Now, if the case was a juvenile charge, some state's juvenile cases are far more hidden than others. Have you done a background check on yourself to see if this even shows up? If you do, don't buy a cheap one, get a good background check.
Also, if you were charged as an adult, I would reach out to a Texas lawyer in that county to figure out how you can bury this thing. Maybe Texas has an expunge or seal law.
In Florida Juvenile records are private and not accessible to prospective employers or colleges.I assume the same is true for Texas.Google your name and see what come up.
Unfortunately, it is probably a safe bet to assume that if you were arrested anytime in the digital age then your criminal record will almost certainly remain with you forever. To some degree or another this is true regardless of whether your ultimately seal or expunge a case. All arrests are matters of public record, and, even if they are subsequently removed from the public record they still remain alive and well in various private records. This is one down-side to technology.
You might want to do your own background check to see what pops up. Forewarned is forearmed. If your prior indiscretion appears then, for better or for worse, you are probably best advised to take the wind out of the sails by admitting your past issues / indiscretions to your present (or potential) employer, lender, landlord, licensing authority, admissions committee, etcetera, rather than waiting for them to find out on their own, but that's a personal, not a legal, decision.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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