Category Archives: Drug Possession & Trafficking

If you are caught with drugs or marijuana, penalties can range, however, they will nonetheless greatly affect your life. You need the help of an attorney to build a defense.

What Are the Penalties for Getting Caught Growing Weed?

A hunter in a wooded area north of Waco recently called police after making a big discovery – 13 patches of marijuana growing, nearly 10,000 plants in all. Police say it may be the largest marijuana operation ever uncovered in Hill County. At the site, deputies discovered temporary living quarters, likely used by harvesters, as well as a kitchen and a gathering area. Most of the marijuana was harvested already, but there were still many…
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What Would It Mean If Texas Decriminalized Marijuana?

If House Bill 81 becomes law, marijuana advocates in Texas will have achieved their greatest victory yet – statewide decriminalization of the drug. Shaun McAlister, the leader of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) believes that the political and social climate is now in a place where the change has a real shot at making it through the House and Senate. Others, like retired Texas Department…
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Are Texas Drug Laws Headed for Statewide Changes?

Texas was not involved in the green wave that swept the United States last election, when several states legalized marijuana. But given that marijuana legalization has reached an all-time high (pardon the pun) in popularity, it is not too much of a stretch to assume that lawmakers are looking into legalization – or, at the very least, decriminalization – in our state. A total of five different bills have been filed in the state capitol…
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You Can Face Serious Penalties for Possession of Prescription Drugs

One of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States is prescription drug overdose. Naturally, Texas police are very concerned with the proliferation of prescription drugs. They are taken very seriously, and there are many charges you can face as a result of prescription drugs. This is true even if you have a prescription. Crimes Involving Prescription Drugs Possession of prescription drugs without a lawful prescription Obtaining prescription drugs through fraudulent activity Forgery…
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Defenses Against Possession of Drugs with Intent to Deliver

Drug possession with intent to deliver charges are taken very seriously in Texas, and depending on the evidence, you may be facing up to 99 years in prison, in addition to the loss of your license, ineligibility for federal student aid and massive fines. Courts may consider any or all of the following when deciding whether to convict on charges of possession with intent to deliver: The amount of contraband in the defendant’s possession Possession…
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Can I Be Arrested for Possession Prescription Drugs?

The state of Texas takes any drug possession very seriously. Prescription drug possession is a particularly high priority for any local law enforcement because even prescribed drugs can be dangerous and can lead to an overdose. Truthfully, you could even face criminal charges when the prescription drug is yours and was written for a medically valid cause. For example, you could face charges for the following: Driving under the influence of a prescription drug, even…
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Can I be Charged With Possession of Marijuana If I’m a Passenger in a Car?

Picture this situation: You’re riding in the car with friends, going to lunch and you’re not the one driving. The driver gets pulled over and their car is searched. The police officer finds marijuana in the car and arrests all of you, even though the marijuana was not yours. You may be very confused and wondering if you could seriously be charged for being in possession of marijuana that wasn’t yours. Well, you can. In…
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Is Synthetic Marijuana Legal in Texas?

Synthetic marijuana is a chemical compound meant to mimic the effects of real marijuana. Typically, it is sold as potpourri and is comprised of a mix of spices, herbs and shredded plant sprayed with a synthetic THC compound (cannabimimetics), which is the psychoactive ingredient in real marijuana. Synthetic marijuana is usually called Spice, K2, Bombay Blue, Black Mamba, Genie, Fake Weed and Zohai. The problem with K2 is the companies that make it change the…
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Is Marijuana Legal in Texas?

No it is not. A few states have legalized marijuana in small amounts. Texas is not one of those States. If you are stopped in Dallas or the surrounding areas, any amount of marijuana you have will get you arrested. The amount of marijuana that you are in possession of will determine what level of offense you are charged with. Less than 2 ounces of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor. 2 ounces to less…
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