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If you or someone you know has been charged with growing marijuana, you need to know what steps to take so that you can protect yourself and your rights. Speak with an Austin criminal defense firm as soon as you are facing charges. In Texas, they don't have laws that prevent you from growing weed, but you can be charged with possession if the police catch you. Learn what steps you can take to stay out of harm's way, and you will be glad you did.

Talk to Nobody About Your Case

The No. 1 thing you can do is not talk with anyone about your case until you hear from a lawyer. If you are like many people, you believe you can talk your way out of your charges and get the police to understand. You must remember they are trained to find ways to make you look guilty, and they will use anything you say against you.

You must remain silent and refuse to answer any questions. The police will likely try promising to go easy on you if you talk, or they might try making threats. Don't say anything to them about your case.

Get a Lawyer

Getting a lawyer is the first step you should take when facing charges. Your lawyer will look at your case and help you decide what path makes the most sense, and you will know if you should accept a plea deal or take your case all the way to trial. Your lawyer will help you get the best possible plea deal, and your odds of getting the outcome you want improves.

Having a dedicated and caring lawyer by your side makes all the difference in the world. In some cases, the prosecutor will overcharge you to increase your odds of accepting an unfair plea deal. For example, they could try to give you an assault charge. Your lawyer helps you decide if the assault charge could even hold up in court.

Getting Started With Smith & Vinson Law Firm

To overcome your charges and unfair legal threats, make sure you get an Austin criminal defense lawyer. Our team cares about your results and does what it takes to protect you from unfair charges.

We work hard and never give up when it comes to protecting our clients, and we want you to feel as safe as possible throughout the process. If you would like to get the best possible results and achieve the highest odds of success, contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm today.

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