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Marijuana Crimes Lawyer in Plano

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Offenses involving marijuana can be classified as either misdemeanors or felonies, with jail sentences and fines varying substantially. If you have been arrested on marijuana charges, police are already building a case against you. It is crucial that you obtain the legal services of a professional with experience handling these matters. With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and numerous consecutive years on the Super Lawyers® list, Attorney Doug Wilder is the advocate you can trust.

Call (214) 855-7737 now or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with the Wilder Law Firm.

Getting the Help of an Experienced Lawyer

Criminal charges can severely alter a person’s future, often making it harder for them to get a job, find a home, obtain a loan, and more. By working with the Plano criminal lawyer at the Wilder Law Firm, you can give yourself a better chance at an outcome that reflects who you really are — not just what the police have accused you of being.

Possession of Marijuana: The Law in Texas

Penalties associated with the possession of marijuana will vary depending on the quantity found on the person at the time of the offense.

Penalties are as follows:

  • Possession of 2 ounces or less: Class B misdemeanor that can lead to as much as 180 days in jail and up to $2,000 in fines
  • Possession between 2–4 ounces: Class A misdemeanor that can lead to as much as one year in jail and up to $4,000 in fines
  • Possession between 4 oz.–5 lbs.: State Jail felony that leads to a minimum of 180 days in jail and maximum of 2 years, with fines not to exceed $10,000
  • Possession of 5–50 lbs.: Third Degree felony that includes a sentence of 2-10 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines
  • Possession of 50 lbs.–2,000 lbs.: Second Degree felony that is punishable by 2-20 years in jail and a fine no more than $10,000
  • Possession of more than 2,000 lbs.: Felony that is punishable by a minimum of 5 years, no more than 99 years and up to a $50,000 fine

Sale of Marijuana in Texas

Along with possession of marijuana, there are separate charges and penalties associated with the sale of marijuana.

These charges and penalties include:

  • Attempted sale or delivery of 7g or less: Class B misdemeanor and punishable by as much as 180 days in jail, with a fine up to $2,000
  • Completed sale or delivery of 7g or less: Class A misdemeanor and punishable by up to 1 year in jail and fines up to $4,000
  • Sale or delivery between 7g–5 lbs.: State jail felony and is punishable by receiving a jail sentence of a minimum of 180 days and maximum of 2 years, as well as a fine of no more than $10,000
  • Sale or delivery between 5–50 lbs.: Second Degree felony that will lead to jail time ranging from 2-10 years with as much as $10,000 in fines
  • Sale or delivery between 50–2,000 lbs.: First Degree felony and is punishable with jail time between 5 years to life and a fine of no more than $10,000
  • Sale or delivery of 2,000 lbs. or more: Felony and leads to 10 years to life in jail and a fine of no more than $100,000
  • Sale of marijuana to a child: Second Degree felony and is punishable by 2-10 years in jail and a fine no more than $10,000

Is It Illegal to Possess Paraphernalia in Texas?

An individual can be charged with a Class C misdemeanor if he is found to be in possession of paraphernalia. This charge will be punished by a fine of no more than $500.

If the individual is found selling or has the intent to deliver paraphernalia, he will be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. This offense is punishable by 1 year in jail and a fine of no more than $4,000. However, if the person charged has been convicted of this crime previously, the current charge rises to that of a felony and is now punishable by a minimum of 90 days in jail.

Do You Need an Attorney?

If you have been charged with a marijuana-related drug offense, contact an experienced attorney who will help you understand the laws and can answer your questions. It is important that you have a seasoned attorney representing you in order to ensure that your rights are protected.

Dial (214) 855-7737 now and schedule your free consultation with the Wilder Law Firm.

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