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Were You Arrested for a Marijuana Crime?

Looney & Conrad, P.C., Criminal Defense Law Firm:  Experienced Marijuana Defense Attorneys

Since 1995 criminal defense trial attorney Paul Looney has litigated

60 criminal jury trials with zero final convictions

Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and has been used by nearly 100 million Americans.

According to government surveys, some 25 million Americans have smoked marijuana in the past year, and more than 14 million do so regularly despite harsh laws against its use.

More than 800,000 individuals are arrested every year for marijuana – more than the total number arrested for all violent crimes combined, including murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

Of those charged with marijuana violations, approximately 86 percent, 663,032 Americans were charged with possession only. The remaining 94,937 individuals were charged with "sale/manufacture," a category that includes all cultivation offenses, even those where the marijuana was being grown for personal or medical use. In past years, roughly 30 percent of those arrested were age 19 or younger. Because arrests can lead to lifetime criminal records, it is important to consult the criminal defense attorneys at Looney & Conrad, P.C. for a free consultation.

Penalties for Marijuana Related Crimes in Texas

Offense Penalty Incarceration Max. Fine
Possession
2 oz or less misdemeanor 180 days $2,000
2 - 4 oz misdemeanor 1 year $4,000
4 oz - 5 lbs felony 180 days* - 2 years $10,000
5 - 50 lbs felony 2* - 10 years $10,000
50 - 2,000 lbs felony 2* - 20 years $10,000
More than 2,000 lbs felony 5* - 99 years $50,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Sale
7 g or less for no remuneration misdemeanor 180 days $2,000
7 g or less misdemeanor 1 year $4,000
7 g - 5 lbs felony 180* days - 2 years $10,000
5 - 50 lbs felony 2* - 20 years $10,000
50 - 2,000 lbs felony 5* - 99 years $10,000
More than 2,000 lbs felony 10* - 99 years $100,000
To a minor felony 2* - 20 years $10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Hashish and Concentrates
Possession of less than 1 g felony 180 days - 2 years $10,000
Possession of 1 - 4 g felony 2 - 10 years $10,000
Possession of 4 - 400 g felony 2 - 20 years $10,000
Possession of more than 400 g felony 10 years - life $50,000
Manufacture or delivery of less than 1 g felony 180 - days - 2 years $10,000
Manufacture or delivery of 1 - 4 g felony 2 - 20 years $10,000
Manufacture or delivery of 4 - 400 g felony 5 - 99 years $10,000
Manufacture or delivery of more than 400 g felony 10 years - life $10,000
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernalia misdemeanor N/A $500
Sale of paraphernalia (first offense) misdemeanor 1 year $4,000
Sale of paraphernalia (subsequent offenses) felony 90 days* - 1 year $4,000
To a minor felony 180 days* - 2 years $10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Miscellaneous
Falsifying a drug test misdemeanor 180 days $2,000
A person's driver's license is automatically suspended on final conviction of a drug offense.

Texas Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs

In Texas, a person commits a DWI offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place. Texas Penal Code Ann. § 49.04 (Vernon 2009). The use of marijuana, other recreational drugs and even prescription drugs may lead to intoxication and arrest for DWI.

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