Amarillo Marijuana Crime Attorney
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While many states have taken steps to decriminalize marijuana for medicinal or even recreational use, Texas still has some of the strictest marijuana laws in the nation. As a Schedule I substance, state laws prohibit individuals from possessing, selling, using, growing, or trafficking any usable quantity of cannabis. If you have been charged with a marijuana-related crime, it is imperative you contact a powerful drug crime attorney from the Law Offices of Chris Hesse to protect yourself against serious criminal consequences.
Why trust our Amarillo criminal defense lawyers? Consider the following reasons:
- Hundreds of cases handled
- Proven track record of success
- Tenacious courtroom presence
- Avvo Clients’ Choice Award recipient
Get in touch with our office online today to review your defense options in detail.
What Are the Penalties for Marijuana Possession in Texas?
It is a crime to possess marijuana in the state of Texas in any amount or form, including plants, edibles, hash oils, concentrates, derivatives, and paraphernalia. Depending on the amount, marijuana possession is punishable as either a misdemeanor or felony offense. Consequences for marijuana possession vary depending on the amount possessed, with increased penalties for arrests occurring in drug-free zones such as near schools or youth centers.
If convicted, you could face the following penalties:
- Less than 2 ounces: Fines up to $2,000 and up to 180 days in jail
- Between 2 and 4 ounces: Fines up to $4,000 and up to 1 year in jail
- Between 4 ounces and 5 pounds: Fines up to $10,000 and up to 2 years in prison
- Between 5 and 50 pounds: Fines up to $10,000 and up to 10 years in prison
- Between 50 and 2,000 pounds: Fines up to $10,000 and up to 20 years in prison
- More than 2,000 pounds: Fines up to $50,000 and up to life in prison
Law enforcement in Texas are constantly on the lookout for potential marijuana trafficking from California, Colorado, and Mexico and aggressively seek out would-be violators at the state’s border crossings. In some cases, however, this tenacity can lead them to violate proper protocol and resort to unlawful search and seizure tactics during traffic stops and arrests. Our firm’s attorney can examine the specifics of your situation and implement a strategy that minimizes your chances of conviction.
Get a Fighter in Your Corner
Your chances of securing a favorable outcome for your situation are only as good as the skills of the attorney you have by your side. Our Amarillo criminal defense attorney can provide the aggressive representation you need to level the playing field against the prosecution’s claims and ensure your constitutional rights are defended. Unlike other firms that may hand your case off to a paralegal or push a “cookie cutter” strategy on you, we will provide you with the individualized attention your case deserves and ensure your wellbeing is guarded at all times. You are innocent until proven guilty, and we are prepared to do everything within our power to ensure you receive a fair trial.
Discuss your charges with us by scheduling a no-cost, no obligation consultation today.