Drug & Marijuana Cases
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.
Other drugs, or controlled substances, as they are called, are divided into penalty groups according to the nature of the drug (controlled substance) and the amount. The punishment groups are also categorized according to the activity involved, such as manufacture, delivery, or possession.
I have noticed over the years that many young people face dire and serious life-long consequences for arrest and conviction for possession of small amounts of drugs or marijuana. Such consequences can range from loss of driver's license, right to vote, bear arms, loss of business or professional licenses issued by the state, college admissions, employment in many different professions, as well as other far-reaching consequences. It is therefore absolutely necessary that any person charged with such an offense, seek the services of a highly qualified criminal defense attorney.