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Marijuana Possession

The possession of marijuana in the state of Texas is illegal, with no exemptions for medical marijuana offered, and the state aggressively prosecutes these cases. At the very least, marijuana possession is a misdemeanor criminal charge, and the severity of the charges escalates dependent on the quantity found in one’s possession and aggravating factors such as the intent to sell.

If you have been charged with the possession of marijuana in Texas, it is essential that you seek skilled legal representation in order to protect your rights and interests in court. Contact the experienced Houston marijuana possession attorneys at Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-523-0404 to learn more about your legal options.

Penalties for Possession

The penalties that one will face following a conviction for marijuana possession vary on the basis of how much of the drug is found, with the following categories:

  • Less than 2 ounces: Up to 180 days in jail, up to $2,000 fine. Probation possible.
  • 2-4 ounces: Up to 1 year in jail, fine of up to $4,000. Probation possible.
  • 4 ounces to 5 pounds: 180 days to 2 years in jail, fine of up to $10,000
  • 5 to 50 pounds: 2 to 10 years in prison, fine of up to $10,000
  • 50 to 2,000 pounds: 2 to 20 years in prison, fine of up to $10,000
  • Over 2,000 pounds: 5 to 99 years in prison, fine of up to $50,000

While probation is possible for minor offenses, you will need a skilled attorney to argue your case in order to obtain a dismissal or a favorable probation arrangement.

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Marijuana possession charges can result in serious penalties if not addressed with the professional legal attention they demand. With an experienced Houston marijuana possession lawyer from Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., on your side, you will have access to the resources you need to help protect your rights and interests. Contact us by calling 713-523-0404 today.