Q: My 19 yo son charged with having LT 2 oz of marijuana in guadalupe county. He's a student does he need a lawyer
I'm concerned about the long term ramifications of conviction. I.e student aid, job opportunities
A: Absolutely. It is a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine, so it's a serious offense. However, an attorney should be able to keep his record clean and avoid harsh consequences if it's a first offense.
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