Marijuana Possession in Texas
Defense from Skilled Waco Drug Crimes Attorneys
If you are facing a possession of marijuana charge, our lawyers can help. We have handled hundreds of marijuana cases in north and central Texas and have in-depth experience defending clients in possession of marijuana cases, dangerous drug, and controlled substance charges. A possession of marijuana charge in Texas can have serious repercussions for your future. Hire a local team to help with your case before it is too late.
The Definition of Possession
Possession of marijuana is defined by the Texas Penal Code Section 1.07(39) as the “actual care, custody, control or management” of the substance. This means that you can’t be charged with possession if you were simply in the proximity of marijuana without supporting evidence that you were in the actual care or control of it.
Penalties for the Possession of Marijuana in Texas
The penalties for marijuana possession vary according to how much marijuana was involved, among other factors.
Basic marijuana possession is penalized as follows:
- Two ounces or less: This is considered a Class B misdemeanor and carries a maximum of 180 days in county jail and a maximum fine of $2,000.
- Two to four ounces: This is considered a Class A misdemeanor and carries a maximum of one year in county jail and a maximum fine of $4,000.
- Four ounces to five pounds: This is considered a state jail felony and carries a maximum of two years in state jail and a maximum fine of $10,000.
- Five pounds to fifty pounds: This is considered a third-degree felony and carries a maximum of 10 years in state prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.
- Fifty pounds to two thousand pounds: This is considered a second-degree felony and carries a maximum of 20 years in state prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.
- Over two thousand pounds: This is considered a first-degree felony and carries a maximum of 99 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000.
Does a Marijuana Possession Conviction Affect My Driver’s License?
If convicted of marijuana possession in Texas, you can have your driver’s license suspended for up to six months.
Why Hire Blanchard & Thomas?
Barrett Thomas has served as a Chief of Police and a First Assistant District Attorney. That unique background gives him a perspective that few other attorneys can offer. He is intimately familiar with the tactics and strategies the State will use to prove its case against you and is well-suited to defend you. Barrett has handled literally hundreds of cases related to possession of marijuana, dangerous drugs, and other controlled substances. The penalties for possession of marijuana, dangerous drug, and/or controlled substances in Texas are stiff. Don’t trust your freedom to any attorney. Hire a lawyer with the background and experience to fight back.
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