Fort Worth Marijuana Defense Attorney
Need Help with Possession of Marijuana Charges?
The state of Texas is extremely harsh on drug offenders, levying severe
penalties on those who violate even the smallest laws. This means being
charged with possession of even a small amount of marijuana can lead to
a serious conviction and potentially life-altering penalties. When you
are facing charges of a
drug crime, including possession of marijuana, do not leave your case up to chance;
contact a skilled Fort Worth drug crimes lawyer as soon as possible.
Jerry Loftin & Associates, our legal team has the tools and experience you need in your corner to
help fight back against your charges. Attorney Trent Loftin has dedicated
his practice to defending those who are facing the consequences of the
Texas justice system.
Fort Worth Texas Magazine has even recognized his talents, naming him the “Top Criminal Attorney
in Fort Worth” from 2008-2012.
Call Jerry Loftin & Associates today at (817) 429-2000 and ask for a
free case evaluation!
Texas Marijuana Laws
Amongst all US states, Texas is definitely one of the strictest when it
comes to our marijuana laws. Simple possession of marijuana is considered
a “wobbler” charge, meaning it can be charged as either a
misdemeanor or a felony depending on several factors.
Marijuana possession in Texas can face the following penalties:
Jail or prison time: Up to 180 days for possession of less than 2 ounces, up to 99 years (mandatory
minimum of 5 years) for possessing over 2,000 lbs.
Large fines: Up to $2,000 for less than 2 ounces, up to $50,000 for over 2,000 lbs.
- Permanent criminal record
- Automatic driver’s license suspension
Texas is also a “tax stamp” state, which means that those who
are found to be in possession of marijuana are legally required to purchase
tax stamps and affix them to their contraband. Failing to do this can
also result in felony criminal charges and further fines.
If you are facing drug possession charges, don’t leave your future
up to chance;
contact Jerry Loftin & Associates to retain skilled criminal defense representation today!