Because marijuana use is so common, some people don't think through the implications of a possible arrest. They carry and use marijuana hoping to beat the odds of a potential misdemeanor or felony conviction. In the state of Texas, possession of even a small amount of marijuana is still a violation of the law. And those who transport or distribute large quantities run the risk of felony charges. Marijuana cases may be tried at the state or federal level. The larger the amount of marijuana involved, the greater likelihood there is of felony charges at the federal level.
The Colorado Factor
Most Americans know that marijuana possession and use is now permitted by Colorado state law as well as in several other states. However, so-called "pot" or "weed" is still an illegal substance in Texas. Considering Texas' close proximity to Colorado, people driving out of Colorado and passing into Texas are being arrested for marijuana crimes with greater frequency than in the past. Law enforcement agents are getting more creative, such as by weighing brownies or other substances containing cannabis transported by people coming from Colorado into Texas.
Specific Marijuana Charges
Whether you are a Texas resident or were passing through Texas when you were arrested on suspicion of a marijuana-specific drug crime, Hunt & Tuegel, PLLC, in Waco, TX, is available to defend you. We represent clients charged with crimes including:
- Growing (cultivating) marijuana
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia (Class C Misdemeanor in Texas)
As in any drug crime case, we are prepared to scrutinize every detail of your case to determine whether police violated your constitutional rights through illegal search and seizure. We approach every marijuana crime case seriously. There is no such thing as a minor drug conviction. Many of our clients have retained clean records through our mitigation approach to criminal defense.
Ready To Defend You After You Have Been Charged With Marijuana Crimes Or Other Drug Crimes
If we defend you in your marijuana criminal case, you can be assured we will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of a successful strategy for your defense. We are experienced attorneys with in-depth knowledge along with determination and a humanizing approach to criminal defense.
After a marijuana arrest or any drug crime arrest, contact us by phone at 254-304-6354 or by email to request a free initial consultation with a Texas lawyer.