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Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Marijuana

According to Texas law, marijuana is a Schedule I drug. This means that criminal activity involving marijuana can potentially receive the harshest charges available for drug crimes. If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, contact our Plano drug crimes attorneys immediately for the legal counsel you need. Our legal team at The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC strives to provide the highest quality of defense for each of our clients, and has received recognition for our service, including listing as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

You are facing serious charges and need a serious defense team on your side.

How Our Plano Criminal Defense Law Firm Can Help You

Even one conviction of marijuana possession will result in a minimum of 180 days in prison and $2,000 in fines. Our legal team understands the severity of marijuana-related charges, and we are dedicated to helping our clients get their charges reduced or dismissed.

Depending on your case, we can defend you in a number of ways, including:

  • Demonstrate that a search and seizure was unlawful
  • Dismiss evidence obtained with an invalid warrant
  • Prove that you did not have intentional possession of the drug

Our firm is dedicated to protecting our clients' rights. If your arrest was in any way unlawful, we will fight to ensure that your constitutional rights are upheld and that your charges are dealt with accordingly. While working with The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, you can rest assured that you are working with a team of skilled criminal defense lawyers who have your best interests in mind.

Penalties for the Conviction of Marijuana Possession

Like other drug related crimes, the consequences of a conviction vary depending on the quantity of marijuana that you were convicted of possessing. Generally, the following guidelines apply:

Quantity

Classification

Penalty

2 ounces or less

Class B Misdemeanor

Up to 180 days in jail and up to a $2,000 fine.

2 - 4 ounces

Class A Misdemeanor

Up to 1 year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.

4 oz - 5 lbs

State Jail Felony

Minimum of 180 days - 2 years in a state jail, and up to a $10,000 fine.

5- 50 lbs

Third-Degree Felony

Minimum of 2 - 10 years in jail, and up to a $10,000 fine.

50 - 2,000 lbs

Second-Degree Felony

Minimum of 2 - 20 years in jail, and up to a $10,000 fine.

More than 2,000 lbs

First-Degree Felony

Minimum of 5 - 99 years in jail, and up to a $50,000 fine.

Contact Us Today for Counsel

Do not face your charges without qualified legal guidance. Our attorneys have handled a wide range of cases, and have the experience needed to provide top-quality representation for each of our clients. To discuss your case with a qualified attorney, contact our firm.