Possession on Marijuana

Depending on who you ask, it may be just a matter of time before you see Texas Laws change to decriminalize or legalize the use of marijuana. Until that happens, it remains important that you understand your rights under the current laws and fight to protect those rights and your record. Even with the relaxing climate surrounding marijuana use, a possession conviction on your record can still make it difficult for you to get certain jobs, hold certain licenses, apply for leases or loans, and obtain admission into certain schools or programs.

The most common Possession of Marijuana charge we see is Possession of 2 oz or less. This offense is considered a Class B Misdemeanor and carries a punishment range of up to 180 days in jail and up to a $2000 fine. Depending on the circumstances and the person’s criminal history, these charges can typically be handled in a way that keeps the person out of jail and gives them the ability to keep the charge off of their public record.

However, possessing more than 2 oz of marijuana can carry a much sever punishment as seen in the tables below.

Possession of Marijuana

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Possession of Hash or Concentrates (oil, wax etc.)

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If you are being charged with or are under investigation for the offense of Possession of Marijuana, it is very important that you immediately contact an Attorney that has experience handling these charges.