Winning a Charge for Marijuana or THC Possession in Texas
The amount of marijuana or THC concentrate in possession may prevent a good outcome in your case, even for a skilled criminal defense lawyer. There is little precedent for edible marijuana cases.
Minimum sentencing can apply. Over 4 oz of marijuana and an automatic 180 days in jail is applied. Whether you have a 4.0, are a student athlete, or a respected high school teacher, the law requires a judge to apply the sentence equally.
In the State of Texas, a drug conviction further leads to a driver’s license suspension of up to six months.
At Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl, we will explore a few areas that can lead to a reduced sentence, diversionary program or reversal of charges:
- How were you stopped by police? Was it while driving?
- Was the drug a THC concentrate (edible) or marijuana?
- Where was the drug found during arrest: in your pocket, your vehicle or on a friend?
- Do you share your vehicle with others?
- Do you have a medical marijuana license in Texas?
- Do you have a clean criminal record?
- Are you a person of good character who is unlikely to commit a crime in the future?