I got arrested, spent the night in jail for possession of marijuana under 2 oz a class b misdemeanor in Texas and bonded out when my bond was set at $750. I just really wanna know around price range for the fine for first time offenders and options I have. Please help.
The penalty range of a Class B Misdemeanor is up to 180 days in jail and up to a $2,000.00 fine, with eligibility for both deferred adjudication and regular community supervision (probation); however, the most important part is whether or not the State can prove you guilty, considering the presumption is that you are innocent. Hire a lawyer before you go to court. Things will go much smoother. Best of Luck!
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Mr. Nicholas gives you the sentencing options - AND he also gives you excellent advice - hire a lawyer to steer you through all this. Use AVVO's "Find a lawyer" to assist you in locating counsel to consult.
Mr. Nicholas is correct regarding the punishment range for this charge. However, some courts have diversion programs for marijuana offenses, as well. It often depends on your age and prior criminal history. Contact an attorney to make sure your rights are represented and can help to get the best out come for you.
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