If you’re facing possession of marijuana charges, dealing marijuana charges, marijuana cultivation charges or other legal issues, the attorneys at Morales & Sparks are here to help. We serve as possessing and dealing marijuana criminal defense attorneys in Georgetown, Texas, as well as Round Rock, San Marcos and Austin.
As you go through the challenging legal process, we walk with you, providing counsel and representation that looks out for your best interests. We withhold judgment, and we always believe in our clients. When you choose Morales & Sparks, we treat you like a member of our own family.
Punishment for Possession of Marijuana
Texas law provides recommended penalties for marijuana possession based on weight. For example, possession of less than two ounces is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000. Possession of between two and four ounces of marijuana is also a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year incarceration and fines up to $4,000. Anything over four ounces is considered a felony and will be subject to mandatory minimum sentences.
Despite these recommended and mandatory sentences, most cases involve an individual with a small amount of marijuana that results in probation and court-ordered treatment. There’s also the possibility of dismissed charges once treatment is completed.
Marijuana vs. Controlled Substances
In the eyes of the law, marijuana is not a controlled substance. Controlled substances include cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, mescaline, ecstasy, PCP, hydrocodone, oxycodone, Xanax, Valium and Ritalin. The law breaks controlled substances into different groups, and each group includes its own guides for incarceration and fines based on the amount in possession.
What About Paraphernalia?
Many know the term “drug paraphernalia,” but they’re unsure exactly what it means. Drug paraphernalia is any item that is used for the consumption, packaging or processing of drugs. This can include common household items such as bowls, bags, envelopes, scales and spoons.
Drug paraphernalia charges commonly relate to bongs and pipes. The possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500. The penalties increase when the drug paraphernalia is sold to someone under the age of 18, or if it’s a second offense. In each of these cases, it’s a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
Morales & Sparks: Your Advocates
Given the complexities of the legal process, it’s difficult for any individual facing charges to make sense of the process on his or her own. You don’t have to navigate the legal system alone. At Morales & Sparks, we serve as your advocate. We believe in you and the merits of your case, and we fight for you every step of the way.
The legal system should deliver justice, and we do everything we can to ensure you get a fair evaluation from the courts. At Morales & Sparks, we treat you like a member of your own family, walking you through the complex and important process, looking out for your best interests every step of the way. If you’re looking for a possession of marijuana defense lawyer in Texas, we can be your trusted representative.Honest Client Reviews Contact Us Today