DRUG CRIMES

Although drug-related offenses may seem simple, they are often complex and they can have serious implications on your freedom, future career, education, and personal life. If you have been charged with a drug-related offense, you should seek advice from a qualified attorney to discuss the particular facts of your case. Contact the Lacayo Law Firm PLLC and speak with Mrs. Lacayo at 713-504-0506 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. She will provide an aggressive defense, which may result in dismissed charges, reduced charges, or minimized punishment.

Texas divides controlled substances into five penalty groups, and then has category for marijuana.

 

The penalty group and the weight or amount of the drug will determine whether you are charged with felony or misdemeanor possession.

 

PUNISHMENTS FOR DRUG POSSESSION

PENALTY GROUP 1

 

PENALTY GROUP 1-A

 

PENALTY GROUP 2

 

PENALTY GROUP 2-A

 

PENALTY GROUP 3

 

PENALTY GROUP 4

 

PUNISHMENTS FOR MANUFACTURING, DELIVERING, OR INTENT TO DELIVER A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

PENALTY GROUP 1

 

PENALTY GROUP 1-A

 

PENALTY GROUP 2 & 2-A

 

PENALTY GROUP 3 & 4

 

TEXAS MARIJUANA CHARGES

Legal Definition of Marijuana: Chapter 17 of the Texas Health & Safety Code § 481.002 defines Marijuana as the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether it is growing or not, the seeds of the plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of that plant or its seeds.

The following are not considered Marijuana under Texas law:

  • The resin extracted from a part of the plant or a compound, manufacture salt, derivate, mixture, or preparation of the resin

  • The mature stalks of the plant or fiber produced from the stalks

  • Oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant

  • A compound, manufacture, salt, derivative mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks, fiber, oil, or cake

  • The sterilized seeds of the plant that are incapable of beginning germination
     

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

PUNISHMENT

 
DELIVERY OF MARIJUANA

PUNISHMENT

 

LICENSE SUSPENSION

In Texas, your license can be suspended for up to 6 months following a drug conviction.

 

POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

Under the Texas Controlled Substances Act, Drug Paraphernalia includes any item that can used as a drug processing, packaging, or consumption mechanism. Most drug paraphernalia charges are based on possession of a pipe or a bong. Ms. Carroll handles possession of drug paraphernalia cases throughout the greater Houston area. Contact the Lacayo Law Frim PLLC to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. She will provide an aggressive defense, which may result in dismissed charges, reduced charges, or minimized punishment.

PUNISHMENTS FOR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA IN TEXAS

Simple possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class C Misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $500. Distribution or possession with intent to distribute or sell drug paraphernalia is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine. If the buyer was a minor, a least 3 years younger than the seller, then the sale is a state jail felony and the punishment is 180 days to 2 years in state jail and a $10,000 fine.

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