Marijuana Criminal Defense Lawyer
Despite this liberalization of marijuana laws throughout the U.S., Texas has not decriminalized marijuana. If you are arrested for marijuana possession in Laredo or throughout Texas, you can face serious penalties.
Under Texas law, possession of any quantity of marijuana is a criminal offense within the state.
Penalties for possession of Marijuana under HSC 481.122
The following penalties apply to crimes involving the possession of marijuana under Health and Safety Code, Section 481.122:
- Class B Misdemeanor: 2 ounces or less
- Class A Misdemeanor: 4 ounces or less but more than 2 ounces
- State Jail Felony: 5 pounds or less but more than 4 ounces
- Third-Degree Felony: 50 pounds or less but more than 5 pounds
- Second-Degree Felony: 2,000 pounds or less but more than 50 pounds
- 5-99 years or life and a fine not to exceed $50,000: more than 2,000 pounds
If you have been arrested for possession of marijuana, you should immediately assert your right to counsel and decline to talk to the police.
The police are going to charge you if they have what they feel is sufficient evidence, regardless of what you tell them. Talking to the police without an experienced marijuana attorney with you never helps your case.
Call Marijuana Crimes Attorney George Altgelt
If you have been charged with possessing, selling or cultivating marijuana or paraphernalia, we can defend you. The right attorney may make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Schedule your confidential consultation today by calling (956) 628-4107 or by completing the online form.