Defense for Marijuana Crimes in Dallas
Delivering the Legal Protection You Need
Federal and state laws regulate the possession, sale, and manufacture of marijuana. In Texas, marijuana is considered a Schedule I substance, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and has no generally recognized medical value. If you have been charged with possession or distribution of marijuana, call a Dallas drug crime attorney right away to ensure your rights are protected.
Penalties for Marijuana Possession
Any amount of marijuana found on a person is a crime in Texas and the penalties will depend on the amount in possession. It is also important to remember that penalties are increased in drug free zones, such as schools or playgrounds.
Penalties for marijuana possession include:
- Up to $2,000 and/or 180 days in jail for 2 ounces or less
- Up to $4,000 and/or up to a year in jail for up to 4 ounces
- Fines of up to $10,000 and/or up to 2 years in prison for up to 5 pounds
- For up to 50 pounds, up to $10,000 in fines and/or up to 10 years in jail
- A similar $10,000 fine and/or 20 years in prison for up to 2,000 pounds
- More than 2,000 pounds can result in up to $50,000 in fines and/or 99 years in jail
It is also illegal to possess drug paraphernalia, which includes items used in the growing, harvesting, selling, storing, or use of marijuana. Possession of such material is penalized by a $500 fine.
Get the Aggressive & Experienced Defense You Need
As a Dallas criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Nelson Knight has been practicing drug crimes defense for over 20 years and has the tools needed to prevent you from being convicted. He also has experience as a prosecutor which means he understands tactics used to convict a person. Attorney Knight can work hard to help you avoid the fines and jail time that come with drug crimes.
He can also examine your arrest to look for police searches that were made which may have been illegal. If marijuana was found as the result of an illegal search and seizure, it could be thrown out as evidence in court which means your case could be dropped.
Call our firm right away or fill out a case evaluation online so we can get started on your defense!