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Is Possessing or Selling Weed a Felony in Texas?

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 lawyers? Consider the following reasons:

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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 marijuana 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.

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    “I hired attorney Chris Hesse and his investigators to help me prove my innocence in a case against me. Chris had a sound strategy for our progress with the goal of gathering enough evidence to avoid trial. He doesn't waste time and gets things going from day one, gathering evidence and getting statements or videos as needed. Chris always kept me informed of any developments and made me feel that he honestly cared about my case and we were a team. I was ready to go trial to prove my innocence, but with the help of Chris and his investigative team, my charges were dropped. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants an attorney that will fight for them and keeps the lines of communication open.”

    Justin

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    “We lost our case but that's alright. The DAs office had 10 lawyers and the judge on their side, Mr. Hesse never faltered. He went toe to toe against all that. Most impressive part about Mr. Hesse was, he cared, win or loose. We have a bit more to go and if Mr Hesse will have us, we will use him again.”

    Andrew

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    “I am moving from Chicago to Amarillo and I was in search of a lawyer who could help me get an occupational driver's license. I called at least 10 law firms in Amarillo and Mr. Hess was the only one who knew what I was talking about transferring in from another state with a suspended license and how to assist me in getting a occupational driver's license. Mr. Hess is professional, takes the time to explain the process, and gets the job done efficiently. I would highly recommend him.”

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    “The immigration consequences of criminal activity can be devastating to an individual and his/her family. The results may lead to a loss of freedom far greater than time served in jail. Attorney Chris Hesse knows this and is continually seeking solutions for his clients that not only deal with the criminal aspects of the case but the immigration consequences as well. He doesn't rest until he is satisfied that he has exhausted any and all avenues available to his clients. Chris has the ability to be both aggressive in his defense and show compassion. He is motivated by a deep sense of justice which he uses as his guiding principle when representing his clients.”

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    “Mr. Hesse assisted me as local counsel on a very difficult federal case. I could not have received any better counsel. On time, on task, and on the spot with guidance and advice. Highly Recommended!”

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