Professionals Who Can Handle Marijuana Possession Cases
Possession of Marijuana
Texas law provides recommended penalties for marijuana possession based on weight. For example, possession of fewer 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, methamphetamine's, 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.