Collin County Lawyer for Marijuana Charges
Cannabis Possession and Distribution Defense Attorney in Plano
No other drug has had caused more controversy in recent decades than marijuana. While 34 U.S states have adopted some form of legal cannabis use, the cultivation, sale, and personal use of cannabis is still illegal in Texas. If you have been arrested on marijuana possession charges or have been accused of growing or selling marijuana, you could face serious consequences.
At The Crowder Law Firm P.C., we provide trusted legal counsel for individuals who have been arrested for possession of marijuana, manufacture and delivery of marijuana, and drug trafficking. We believe that a marijuana charge should not ruin your life, so we work hard to help our clients get their charges reduced or dismissed whenever possible.
Medical Cannabis Laws in Texas
In the state of Texas, the law technically permits patients to apply for participation in the state's medical cannabis program. However, there are so many restrictions on the qualifying conditions and the types of cannabis products available that the medical marijuana program, as it currently stands, provides almost no legal access to marijuana. In fact, the only products that are presently approved are cannabidiol (CBD) oils. The possession of any other type of cannabis, including any form of marijuana that is meant to be smoked or vaped is illegal.
Marijuana Possession Misdemeanor Offenses
Under Texas law, the possession of less than two ounces of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a driver's license suspension of six months, a fine of up to $2,000, and a jail term of up to 180 days. If you were in possession of less than two ounces of cannabis and it is your first offense, it is likely that you will qualify for a drug diversion treatment program in lieu of criminal penalties.
Possession of two to four ounces of marijuana is a Class A misdemeanor offense punishable by up to a year in jail, a driver's license suspension of six months, and a fine of up to $4,000. If you are caught in possession of cannabis in Texas, you may be required to perform community service and complete a drug treatment program or class in addition to criminal penalties.
Marijuana Possession Felony Offenses
Possession of four ounces to five pounds marijuana is a state felony offense punishable by a prison sentence of up to two years and fines up to $10,000. Possession of five to 50 pounds of marijuana is a third-degree felony. It is punishable by up to ten years in prison and fines up to $10,000. If you were found in possession of 50 to 2,000 pounds of marijuana, you face a second-degree felony which carries a penalty of up to twenty years in prison.
Possession of over 2,000 pounds of marijuana is a first-degree felony offense punishable by a fine of up to $50,000 and a prison sentence of up to 99 years. If you are found to be in possession of a large quantity of cannabis, you will likely face possession with intent to deliver charges which are penalized more harshly than "regular" possession charges. If you transported marijuana across state lines, you could also be charged with drug trafficking.
Experienced Attorney Fighting for Your Freedom in State and Federal Court
At our firm, we know that the debate over marijuana has been complicated by federal laws that still classify cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance. This means that federal agencies like the DEA have the authority to investigate marijuana cases throughout the country. When a federal investigation results in criminal charges, those charges are most often filed in federal court. Federal drug charges carry severe penalties, even for offenses related to marijuana.
Attorney Darlina Crowder has over 20 years of experience successfully managing criminal defense cases at both the state and federal levels. During that time, she has secured more than 300 acquittals and not-guilty verdicts for her clients. She and the team of professionals at The Crowder Law Firm P.C. will stand up for your rights and fight your criminal charges alongside you.
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For dependable legal guidance regarding criminal charges related to marijuana, contact our office. Schedule a free initial consultation and case review by calling 214-303-9600 today. We serve clients in Dallas County, Tarrant County, Collin County, Denton County, Grayson County, Plano, and the surrounding areas. Se habla Español.