Texas Marijuana Crimes

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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.

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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 you facing 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.

Selling Marijuana

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.

Contact an attorney today and schedule a free case evaluation if you have been arrested.