Marijuana is clearly one of the most common drug encountered in across the United States. Arrests involving marijuana are relatively common and this is not surprising when you consider that it is estimated that as much as $35 billion of marijuana is grown in this Country every year. If you or a loved one find themselves charged with possessing or selling marijuana, we can help.
Marijuana possession, delivery, cultivation and trafficking are regulated by both state and federal law. In Texas, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance, which means that it has a high potential for abuse and no generally recognized medical value.
- Marijuana Possession: It is a crime to possess marijuana in Texas. Penalties vary according to the amount possessed, with increased penalties for offenses in a drug free school zone.
- Marijuana Delivery: Delivery of marijuana is knowingly or intentionally delivering marijuana. This also is known as the sale of marijuana or drug dealing
- Marijuana Cultivation: This is considered cultivating or growing marijuana.
- Marijuana Trafficking: Is the process of intentionally transferring marijuana to another person.
Marijuana punishments in Texas range from possession of marijuana less than two ounces-a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2000 fine-to Delivery (sale) of 2,000 pounds or more-a first degree felony which can carry a sentence of Life in Prison.
If you were arrested for marijuana possession or any other drug-related offense, it is in your best interest to obtain skilled and aggressive representation from an experienced drug defense attorney. Call The Law Offices of Jerry Michael Acosta at (713) 869-4000 to discuss your case or send us a message by clicking here.