In the state of Texas, illegal substances are divided into groups depending on the danger for abuse and their recognized medical use, with the most dangerous in Group 1. Group 1 substances include cocaine and heroin, while Group 4 includes compounds containing dionine, Motofen, and other drugs. Marijuana is classified in a separate category in this state, and penalties for a criminal conviction involving this substance can be extremely severe. If you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime involving marijuana, then you need the legal assistance of a Texas drug lawyer today!
Penalties for conviction of a marijuana crime can be severe. If you are charged with possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana, then you will face misdemeanor penalties of up to 180 days in jail and up to $2,000 in fines. If you are charged with possession of more than 2,000 pounds, then you will face felony penalties of up to 99 years imprisonment and up to $50,000 in fines for if convicted. The crime of selling marijuana can incur much more severe penalties depending on the amount sold. If the drug is sold to a minor, then the crime automatically becomes a felony, regardless of the amount sold. Regardless of amount, any conviction of a drug offense will result in a suspension of your driver’s license.
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