Marijuana Possession Defense Attorneys in Arlington
Texas laws harshly punish all individuals convicted of marijuana possession. So whether you are an individual who smokes pot for medical marijuana purposes or a teenager who got caught smoking pot with your friends, you need experienced, aggressive defense by your side.
Our team of criminal defense lawyers at Goza & Carreras, Attorneys at Law, PC, has more than 35 years of combined experience. We use this combined experience and knowledge to craft strong defense strategies for clients facing drug crime charges , including marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Learn what our experience and litigation skills can mean for you by contacting us today.
Texas Possession of Marijuana Laws
Aside from the extremely limited ability of patients with severe cases of epilepsy to use cannabis oil in treatment, Texas does not allow for any legal use of marijuana. Instead, it criminalizes even the smallest levels of possession all the way up to distribution levels:
- Class B misdemeanor – possession of under 2 ounces of marijuana
- Class A misdemeanor – possession of 2-4 ounces of marijuana
- State jail felony – possession of 4 ounces-5 pounds of marijuana
- 3rd degree felony – possession of 5-50 pounds of marijuana
- 2nd degree felony – possession of 50-2,000 pounds of marijuana
- 1st degree felony – possession of more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana
Consequences for these crimes increase greatly as you move from misdemeanor to felony. Jail time ranges from 180 days to a life sentence; fines range from up to $2,000 to up to $50,000. Moreover, you could potentially face state and federal charges at the same time, which could lead to multiple sentences that combine to make consequences even harsher.
Lean On Us for a Strong Defense
Our team of experienced attorneys includes two former prosecutors. This means we understand what the prosecution needs to do to prove its case. We will work to put holes in the arguments put against you and will strive at all times to get your charges dismissed or lowered. And, if you meet certain criteria, we will seek to have your judgment delayed while you participate in a drug diversion program.
Some Marijuana Possession Charges Eligible for Diversion Program
Tarrant County’s First Offender Drug Program is a limited-supervision diversion program that offers certain first-time drug offenders the opportunity to keep their record clean. Specific offenders includes many individuals charged with possession of marihuana (marijuana), both under 2 ounces and between 2-and-4 ounces. Learn if you are eligible for this deferred prosecution program by contacting our Arlington law firm today.
Call to Schedule Your Free Consultation
You are facing many unknowns right now. Let us clear up any confusion, answer your questions and provide you with the guidance you require. Call us today at 817-369-3838 or email our Tarrant County law firm to request your free consultation. Our Arlington, TX law firm defends possession of marijuana charges for adults, and students charged within Tarrant County, including Southlake, Keller, Grapevine, Colleyville, Hurst, Euless, and Bedford, TX