Rockwall Possession of Marijuana Attorney

Rockwall County, TX

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Are You Looking for the Best Rockwall Possession of Marijuana Attorney?

If you’re looking for the best Rockwall Possession of Marijuana attorney, then Paul Saputo and Nick Toufexis want to represent you. Our award-winning attorneys bring significant experience to the table, and we have the victories to prove our effectiveness.

The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense team represents clients who are seeking the top attorneys in the field. Accordingly, our attorneys have made consistently outstanding legal representation the hallmark of our boutique criminal defense practice.

We’re not just Rockwall Possession of Marijuana defense lawyers. We are warriors fighting unjust and corrupt government prosecutions with a history of success and a reputation for tenacity, courage and legal ingenuity.

In addition to our notable high-profile victories, our history of success also includes inconspicuous representation of numerous high-profile clients. Indeed, many of our biggest wins involved disposing of these cases quietly and out of the sight of the public. As your Rockwall Possession of Marijuana attorney, we don’t just represent you in court. We handle every aspect of your case.

Our team of seasoned professionals has dedicated their careers to safeguarding the rights of our clients. Contact us now to start preparing your defense against Possession of Marijuana charges in Rockwall.


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Choosing The Right Rockwall Possession of Marijuana Lawyer Can Make A Huge Difference In Your Case Result

Why would you hire a former prosecutor? Surprisingly, some people believe that former prosecutors provide some special advantage. However, many of these attorneys seem to quickly push clients to a plea deal. If you really want someone who will fight for you or your loved one, get an attorney who has dedicated their life to protecting the accused.

At Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense, we are defense lawyers, first and foremost. We stake our reputation on bringing the fight to the state. We have never worked for the government and never will. Learn more about our team, awards, and some of our victories.

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How do I get a Possession of Marijuana charge dropped in Rockwall, Texas?

In order to get a Possession of Marijuana charge dropped in Rockwall, you must convince the state that they cannot prove at least one of the elements of the offense as it is defined in Penal Code §481.121. Our lawyers are experts in the Texas law regarding Possession of Marijuana, and we leverage our legal knowledge to mount successful defenses to government prosecutions.

Thoroughly understanding both the Possession of Marijuana statute and related case law contributes to effectively defending you in court. As part of our practice, we publish and regularly update a statutory resource guide covering all Texas Penal Code crimes. We analyze the Possession of Marijuana statute in detail on the Possession of Marijuana offense page. We also maintain our expertise by keeping up with the latest case law affecting Possession of Marijuana cases in Rockwall.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Rockwall that Make Possession of Marijuana Arrests

Officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, local police departments, county sheriffs, and other peace officers can make arrests for violations of Possession of Marijuana throughout Texas. Law enforcement agencies in Rockwall that can make Possession of Marijuana arrests include:

How do Rockwall Possession of Marijuana defense lawyers beat a Possession of Marijuana case?

To beat a Possession of Marijuana charge in Rockwall, Texas, you must first secure the services of a skilled and experienced attorney who can build a strong defense strategy tailored to the specific details of your case. It is crucial to thoroughly investigate the evidence, challenge any weaknesses or inconsistencies, and present a compelling case in court.

Even if you believe you cannot beat the case, as your Rockwall Possession of Marijuana attorney, we will look for every avenue to help you. If you want to plead guilty, we must still fight to protect your rights. We want to ensure that the case does not ruin your life. Sometimes the defense strategy requires us to get the best possible result short of a not guilty verdict.

Rockwall Possession of Marijuana Attorney Case Defense Strategy

In defending against a Possession of Marijuana charge, we might challenge the state’s accusation that you or someone you know intentionally or knowingly possessed marijuana. If the state can’t prove this mental state beyond a reasonable doubt, you will win the case.

You might also challenge the constitutionality of the search that led to the discovery of the marijuana. If the police searched you or your car or home without your consent, the search may have been illegal if they did not obtain a search warrant in advance.

If your case started in 2019 or later, you may also be able to challenge the state’s accusation that any cannabis you possessed was actually “marijuana” as that is defined in the new 2019 Texas Hemp law. If the state can’t prove the necessary THC quantity, then the marijuana isn’t really marijuana at all (for the purposes of this law). It would be considered Hemp.

But the preparation often starts even before the case begins. From the moment that the police initiate an investigation or make an arrest, we have work to do. If you want to win your case, then we must do our own investigation. The state has police and investigators of their own working for them to gather evidence to support their case. We can’t afford to let their evidence stand uncontroverted.

How much does a lawyer charge for a Possession of Marijuana case in Rockwall, Texas?

Attorney’s fees will vary. However, you can expect to pay from $1,500 to $3,500 on average for Possession of Marijuana cases in Rockwall. Some Rockwall Possession of Marijuana lawyers may charge much more depending on the complexity of the Rockwall case. But be wary of lawyers who charge surprisingly low fees.

When consulting with a lawyer, remember to ask whether any any hourly fees apply. Additionally, most lawyers charge extra fees for trial, travel and expenses.

What to Do if Falsely Accused of Possession of Marijuana in Rockwall

Even if someone has falsely accused you of Possession of Marijuana, you should nevertheless still always take this charge very seriously. You may think that the state may “drop charges” against you because you are innocent. But absent effective advocacy by a lawyer, the state will often take the case to trial and let the jury decide.

If the state has charged you with Possession of Marijuana, or if you are under investigation for the offense, then you should book an appointment or call us as soon as possible to speak with one of our Rockwall Possession of Marijuana attorneys.

How can you modify your Rockwall bond conditions after a Possession of Marijuana arrest?

In Texas, judges wield considerable authority in establishing bail and bond conditions. However, there are instances where judges may impose excessively stringent conditions and unreasonably high bail amounts. If you want to change these bond conditions, start by consulting with your Rockwall Possession of Marijuana attorney.

Your attorney will file either a motion or a writ of habeas corpus requesting a modification of your bond conditions. The motion or writ outlines the specific changes you are seeking and the reasons for the requested modification.

The judge will ultimately decide whether to approve the requested modifications. They will consider factors such as the nature of the charges, your criminal history, the risk to public safety, and other relevant circumstances. Keep in mind that the judge will base the decision on a careful evaluation of the facts and circumstances of your case.

What happens at a Rockwall arraignment?

At your arraignment, a Rockwall judge will hear your plea of not guilty. In Rockwall, you may not have an attorney at your initial arraignment. However, the court will not hear a guilty plea prior to your being represented by counsel. In addition, the court may also set bail and bond conditions if you have not already received them.

If the police have arrested you for Possession of Marijuana, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Rockwall judges to “impose any reasonable condition of bond related to the safety of a victim of the alleged offense or to the safety of the community” to secure your attendance at trial. If the state alleges that you violated those bond conditions, then the Rockwall Sheriff’s Office can immediately return you to custody. Accordingly, judges have very broad power in determining bail conditions and bond amounts.

What is the most common sentence for Rockwall Possession of Marijuana charge in Rockwall?

The Texas Penal code outlines the range of punishment for all Possession of Marijuana convictions across the state. The Health and Safety Code classification of the punishment for Possession of Marijuana ranges from a Class B misdemeanor to a first degree felony, depending on the amount of marijuana possessed.

However, the actual punishment you receive will vary significantly based on a number of circumstances, including your prior criminal history and the circumstances of the offense. With this in mind, you can learn about the penalties that apply to all Texas convictions for Possession of Marijuana here. Otherwise, to learn more about what kind of punishment is typical in Rockwall Possession of Marijuana cases, call us to schedule a consultation or book online.

Furthermore, all good Rockwall Possession of Marijuana attorneys will also advise you on the collateral consequences of a Possession of Marijuana conviction. Collateral consequences are penalties derived from convictions that are not necessarily part of the penal code punishment.

About Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense

If you want to hire us as your Rockwall Possession of Marijuana lawyers, then you should probably get to know us!

The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense Lawyers

Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis are partners at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC and lead the entire trial team at the firm.

Mr. Saputo has practiced throughout Texas in more than fifty Texas state and federal courts and developed groundbreaking innovations in defense strategies and tactics. After graduating from the elite Duke University School of Law, a nationally recognized top-ten law school, Mr. Saputo started his career at Vinson & Elkins. More about Paul Saputo…

Mr. Toufexis is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law. He has dedicated his entire legal career to criminal defense, and has been with the firm since law school. Recently named a partner, Nick has achieved exceptional results in and out of court for years. More about Nick…

Awards

Numerous organizations have awarded Mr. Saputo recognition for his outstanding criminal defense work, for example:

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers®
  • Consistently recognized by D Magazine in “Best Lawyers” for Criminal Defense
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: White Collar practice area.

Paul Saputo was voted one of the Three Best Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas

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More Awards & Recognition…

Nicholas Toufexis has likewise received many distinctions as well.

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers®
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: DWI/DUI practice area.

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Victories

The Rockwall Possession of Marijuana attorneys at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC have obtained hundreds of victories in complex criminal litigation across Texas. Our victories include Not Guilty verdicts by jury acquittals, directed verdicts of Not Guilty, as well as both conditional and unconditional dismissals.

For descriptions and some details about example victories, visit our page on Notable Victories.

Reviews

One example review from a real client:

Nick did a Great job! Was always available and very professional! I would recommend him and this law firm to any and everybody! If you find yourself in bad situation and don’t think you have a way out! Hit Saputo Toufexis Law Firm and they will go to war for you! Thanks Nick I truly appreciate you and my family thank you!

– Real client review posted on the Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC Google Profile.

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Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC serves clients with cases in Rockwall County cities including Rockwall, Heath, Fate, and Royse City.


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