Marijuana is everywhere and I see people of all ages in my office who are facing criminal charges for possession, possession with intent to deliver, or sale of marijuana. While marijuana is achieving legal status in other states, and is now widely recognized for its medicinal qualities – an aid to people with anxiety, pain, glaucoma, and nausea from chemotherapy – it’s still illegal in Texas.
Until the laws change (and there’s no plan on the horizon for that to happen), you could still face life-altering consequences if you are found guilty of possession or sale of marijuana (or the marijuana look-alike drug K2).
If you’ve been charged with a marijuana crime, call me. I’m Patrick Curran, a Fort Worth drug crimes defense lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. I defend people facing misdemeanor and felony drug charges[link to drug crimes]. I’ve handled thousands of cases over the years, from both the prosecution and defense side of the aisle, which helps me in negotiations and in trial. Call my Fort Worth law office for a free consultation to learn what I can do to help you fight those marijuana charges: (817) 809-7919.
|2 ounces or less||Misdemeanor||6 months and/or a fine of up to $2,000|
|2 to 4 ounces||Misdemeanor||1 year and/or a fine of up to $4,000|
|4 ounces to 5 pounds||Felony||6 months to 2 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000|
|5 to 50 pounds||Felony||2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000|
If you are found in possession of a bong, a pipe or other marijuana paraphernalia used for ingesting marijuana, you could face misdemeanor charges with a fine of up to $500. If you sell paraphernalia to a minor, you’re now facing a felony with 6 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
|Sale of Marijuana|
|Sharing/giving away 7 grams or less||Misdemeanor||Up to 180 days in jail and/or $2,000 fine|
|Selling 7 grams or less||Misdemeanor||Up to 1 year in prison and/or $4,000 fine|
|7 grams to 5 pounds||Felony||180 days to 2 years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine|
|5 to 50 pounds||Felony||2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000|
|Selling marijuana to a minor||Felony||2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000|
If you were arrested for a Class A misdemeanor marijuana offense of possessing, giving away or selling less up to 7 grams, we have a number of defense options. I can often get first offense charges dismissed, dropped down to a Class C ticket, or a diversion program.
If you have a prior criminal charge for possession or possession with intent to sell, I will mount the strongest defense possible for your case.
A deferred probation is the equivalent of dismissal after 2 years, so it can be expunged from your record. No one will know that you once faced criminal charges.
Contact an Attorney
Learn more about your defense and diversion options. Call my Fort Worth law office at (817) 809-7919 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.