The most common drugs charges in Texas usually involve cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. Cocaine and meth charges fall under the category of Penalty Group 1 Drugs. However, marijuana has its own code entirely. Drugs in the Penalty Group 1 carry some of the most serious ranges of punishment for Texas drug crimes. Possession of Marijuana charges can carry a range of punishment from a simple Class B misdemeanor, to more serious felony charges (depending primarily on the amount found to be in possession). Posession of Marijuana in Texas is defined under Section 481 of the Health and Safety Code.
In both the state and federal criminal justice system, the level of charge a drug offense (misdemeanor or felony) is based on the amount and type of drug that was possessed. For charges relating to Possession of Marijuana, less than 2 ounces of the drug is considered a Class B misdemeanor; 2 to 4 ounces is a Class A misdemeanor; and above 4 ounces is considered a felony charge. If you are charged with drug possession for greater amounts than this, you may be facing charges of possession with intent to sell, distribution, or even trafficking.
At The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, we understand all laws related to drug possession, especially those including possession or distribution of Marijuana. Many questions need to be answered to analyze your case in the correct manner. For instance, were there drugs in a car in which you were riding with other people? Were they yours? Or a passenger? It should be noted that the police can charge everyone with possession, not just the driver or owner of the car. Even if you hdid not technically have "knowledge" that the drugs where there, it is still entirely possible you could face charges related to possession. A conviction for the possession of marijuana can have significant consequences, including jail time and a permanent mark on your criminal record for the rest of your life.
Before you discuss your arrest with the police, contact The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, for a free consultation. You have the absolute right to an attorney. Our lawyers offer free initial consultations in all drug-related criminal cases. Contact an experienced Texas drug crimes and Possession of Marijuana attorney right away to protect your rights. Call 214.702.CARL (2275) to schedule your free consultation.