In the state of Texas, drug crimes are taken seriously. This is because Texas borders Mexico, where many drug rings attempt to smuggle addictive narcotics up into the United States. Substances that are illegal include has and concentrates. According to Texas statutes, both hash and concentrates are not considered marijuana, but the possession of these substances is still a significant crime.
If an offender has less than one gram of hashish or concentrates on his or her person, then the offense is still considered a state jail felony. This means that an offender can spend up to 180 days in prison for a minimum sentence, and up to two years. Also, an individual charged with possession of hashish or concentrates can expect a fine up to $10,000 for the crime.
If the amount of hashish or concentrates exceeds one gram but is less than four grams, then the offense is considered a felony of the third degree and is punishable by a term of imprisonment of no less than two years and now greater than 10 years in prison.
Those that have over 4 grams but less than 400 grams of the illegal substances will receive a second degree felony which can result in up to 20 years in a federal prison, with a minimum sentence of two years. Those that have more than 400 grams of hashish or concentrates may be forced to spend a lifetime in prison for the offense. The mandatory minimum sentence for this crime is 10 years, and the maximum fine is $50,000.
The Texas government is very serious about the delivery, manufacturing of, or possession of hash or concentrates. If you have been arrested for dealing with these substances, you are going to want a dedicated and hardworking Plano criminal defense attorney on your side. At the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, you can partner with a professional who will do all that he or she can to prove your innocence in regards to your case. Hire an attorney at the firm immediately for more information and to get started!