Texas Marijuana Crimes
Representation You Can Trust from a Houston Criminal Lawyer
Marijuana laws in Texas are very complex and do not allow a lot of room
for exceptions for possessing cannabis. Marijuana is not even recognized
or permitted for medical use in Texas. Even small amounts of marijuana
in your possession can lead to misdemeanor charges and could have you
facing serious penalties.
Have you been arrested and charged with a marijuana crime? If so, then
you need to act quickly to retain the legal counsel of a dedicated and
highly experienced drug crime attorney in Houston. At the
Law Office of Steven Rocket Rosen, I stand ready to provide each of my clients with the representation that
they need to help them fight their charges and obtain a favorable outcome
for their criminal cases.
Penalties for Marijuana Crimes in Texas
In the United States, marijuana – also known as cannabis –
is illegal. Even small amounts of marijuana are considered criminal. Possession,
manufacturing, or being found under the influence of marijuana can have
federal charges. Some states do recognize medicinal uses for marijuana, but Texas does not.
Possession of Marijuana / Drug Paraphernalia
If you are found with 2 or less ounces of marijuana, then you will be charged
with a misdemeanor and may spend up to 180 days in jail and pay up to
$2,000 in fines. Each ounce that you are found in possession of above
an original charge for 2 ounces can increase your incarceration time and
the amount of fines that you may have to pay. For example, large operations or
trafficking rings that possess more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana may leave the alleged
traffickers facing felony charges that carry up to 99 years in prison.
Even being caught with drug paraphernalia, such as smoking devices, can
be charged as a misdemeanor and result in fines and possible jail time.
The sale of marijuana is also strictly prohibited in Texas as well. Selling
7 grams or more of marijuana can result in you being charged with a felony
crime, and you may have to spend up to 2 years in prison and pay fines
of up to $10,000.
Felony Marjuana Crimes
Hash and marijuana concentrates, regardless if you are selling or possessing
them, are all considered felony crimes and, if convicted, you will have
to pay a minimum of $10,000.
Drug Crime Attorney in Fort Bend & Harris County
Marijuana laws have caught the attention of the media lately, and it is
estimated that more than 100 million Americans have used this drug at
some point in their lives. Although these numbers are high, marijuana
is still illegal in the United States, and possession, sale or manufacturing
of this drug can result in very serious penalties. If you have been arrested,
then you need to contact an attorney right away.
My firm has the experience and ability to aggressively represent you after
an arrest. There are many defenses that can be used in your favor, and
you and your Houston criminal defense attorney may be able to present
a defense that results in getting the charges greatly reduced or dismissed.