Trial-Ready Marijuana Defense Lawyer Serving Houston Since 2004
Were you charged with possession of marijuana? The State of Texas takes drug crimes seriously, and possession is no different from growing, selling, or delivering marijuana. A Houston marijuana possession lawyer protects you from large fines and time in prison.
Don’t let these charges ruin your future. Hire trial-tested defense attorneys from Universal Law Group. Schedule your consultation today to protect your future tomorrow.
Marijuana Possession in Houston, Texas
Under Texas law, it is a misdemeanor to possess marijuana, sell it, grow it, or delivery it, and the penalties often depend on the amount of marijuana involved. Regardless, these charges come with penalties that disrupt your life when you don’t have an aggressive attorney standing between you and the State. At Universal Law Group, we take every case seriously, and our top priority is to dismiss or reduce your charges.
Penalties for possession include:
- Expensive fines
- Time in prison
- Driver’s license suspension
- A criminal record
Managing Partner Brian Nguyen is a former prosecutor who defends the freedom of the accused. Our legal team has trial experience representing individuals who face drug charges, including marijuana possession. Having a misdemeanor on your criminal record throws your life off track. Our Houston marijuana possession attorney keeps you on a good path with a clean record.
Fill out the form or call 832-767-0339 to schedule your evaluation and secure the legal representation you need to protect your freedom.
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Is Weed Legal in Texas?
While other states continue to legalize cannabis for recreational use, marijuana is still illegal in Texas. Marijuana is one of the most common drugs in the state. However, it is a controlled substance per Texas law, which means it is illegal to use, grow, deliver, possess, or sell.
Under limited conditions per the 2015 Compassionate Use Act, medical marijuana is legal. Generally, this only applies to individuals suffering from specific conditions, such as terminal cancer, epilepsy, seizure disorders, and various diseases. Still, these individuals can only use low-THC oil with a physician’s approval.
Delta-8, CBD, & Other Cannabinoids
Under the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp-derived products are legal. This includes delta-8 THC products as well as CBD and other similar products sourced from hemp. While the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) added delta-8 to the controlled substance list, there is an ongoing legal battle against this ban on products.
As of September 2023, an appellate judge issued an injunction blocking any enforcement of the ban. Additionally, the Farm Bill is subject to review in 2024.
Were you arrested for a marijuana-related offense? Act quickly to build a strong defense that protects your rights and interests. Houston marijuana defense attorneys from ULG use trial-tested defense strategies to reduce or dismiss your charges and keep a criminal conviction OFF your record. Call our firm today to schedule a consultation and start the process.
Possession of marijuana (among other drugs):
- Minimum: Fines no lower than $1,000 and/or up to one year in prison
- Maximum: Fine starting at $5,000 plus the cost of investigation and prosecution as well as 5 – 20 years in prison
Manufacture and distribution:
- Minimum: $250,000 fine and/or up to three years in prison
- Maximum: Fines up to $8,000,000 for an individual or $20,000,000 for multiple people and life in prison with no parole
Distribution to a minor (under 21 years of age):
- Minimum: Double the federal minimum for distribution
- Maximum: Triple the federal maximum for distribution
Penalties for Marijuana Offenses in Texas
- Minimum: Fines up to $10,000 and time in jail from 180 days to 2 years
- Maximum: Fines up to $250,000 and time in prison from 15 years to life
- Minimum: Fines up to $2,000 and/or time in jail up to 180 days
- Maximum: Fines up to $250,000 and time in prison from 5 years to life
Delivery of marijuana:
- Minimum: Fines up to $2,000 and/or up to 180 days in jail
- Maximum: Fines up to $100,000 and prison time from 10 years to life
The penalties for marijuana can disrupt your entire life, leaving you to pick up the pieces and rebuild, pay off debt, and try to find work and housing with a criminal record. A Houston marijuana attorney from Universal Law Group can help you stabilize your life. Our goal is to reduce or dismiss your charges completely, ensuring you can get back to living your life.
Speak to a Trial-Tested Houston Marijuana Defense Attorney
Our Houston marijuana lawyer uses every resource at our firm’s disposal to secure the future of our clients. We pick through every inch of the prosecution’s case to build a strong foundation for your defense. Guided by years of trial work and experience as prosecutors, we know how to get results.
When you face criminal charges at the State or Federal level, you need a skilled Houston marijuana possession attorney to be your advocate. Your future is on the line, and you don’t have time to wait. Schedule your consultation and start the defense process now.