Drug Crimes

  • Your Guide to 2017 Marijuana Laws in Harris County

    … Harris County’s new 2017 marijuana laws—known as the Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program—favor personal users. Instead of going to jail if you’re caught with less than four ounces of pot, you can take a class within 90 days and avoid jail time. Less than four ounces of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor amount. Some police officers more >…

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  • How Texas Drug Laws Compare

    … is a felony, punishable by incarceration in state jail or prison. Cultivation The penalties for growing pot in Texas are among the most severe. This is because growing marijuana usually means that the grower will be in possession of a very large amount of the drug and will typically be growing it in order to sell it. For example, a person who is growing pot…

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  • When Does My Drug Crime Become a Federal Case?

    … and money laundering and are therefore punished more harshly. However, even drug possession can be penalized at the state level. The federal government employs a system of mandatory minimum sentences which are intended to target criminal organizations. These minimum sentences mean that a defendant must serve a mandatory term, usually of five or 10…

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  • The 101 on Texas Marijuana Laws

    … The 101 on Texas Marijuana Laws Posted by Matthew Sharp under Drug Crimes March 9, 2016 Texas Marijuana Laws Crimes involving the possession or sale of marijuana are among the most common drug offenses that are prosecuted in the state of Texas. Though many people may view this drug as less dangerous than other types of drugs, there are still…

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  • Drug Trafficking and Distribution Laws in Texas

    … trafficking as the act of transporting, importing or selling of controlled substances. The law is meant to target drug dealers as well as drug manufacturers of substances like marijuana, cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs. Drug trafficking laws are applied in cases involving people who are found to be in possession of a certain amount…

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  • What Are Drug Free Zones?

    … What Are Drug Free Zones? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Drug Crimes Almost two-thirds of all arrests countrywide take place for drug-related offenses. These include manufacture, delivery or possession of a range of controlled substances and the seriousness of the charge depends on the quantity and value of the drugs involved. The authorities…

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  • Can You Get Probation for a Drug Felony in Texas?

    … If the drug felony is a state jail felony and you have no prior felony convictions, then not only can you get probation, you must get probation. Criminal lawyers will recognize that I’m referring to article 42.12 §15(a)(1) of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Even if the judge is bound and determined to send you straight to the state jail…

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