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Charged With Marijuana Possession?

After being charged with possession of marijuana, there are both criminal and life consequences to consider. The criminal consequences of marijuana possession can vary considerably. Under Texas law, a person charged with possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana can face up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. A person caught with 2 to 4 ounces can get one year in jail and a $4,000 fine. If a person is caught near a school, this can significantly compound the criminal penalties. We also want to discuss the life consequences of possession charges, as they are more static. Securing employment, an apartment and keeping jobs can become difficult. Finding Employment: Many employers are reluctant to hire workers with criminal backgrounds, especially for drug-related crimes. In a 2009 survey published by the Society for Human Resource Management, employers claimed they would not hire workers with criminal convictions because…
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