If you’ve been arrested for possession of marijuana, or delivery of marijuana, in Dallas County it’s important that you have an experienced and knowledgeable Dallas attorney represent you who has extensive experience handling marijuana-related charges. Though marijuana is legal for recreational and medical use in many other states, possession of marijuana, in any usable quantity, is still a criminal offense under current Texas law. There’s no such thing as “legal weed”! You need a lawyer on your side who will fight to make certain that your legal interests are protected.
Let our Dallas County attorneys handle your marijuana charge for you in court. Call Berlof & Newton, P.C @ 214.827.2800. Our Dallas marijuana lawyers have over four decades of combined experience representing numerous clients in a wide variety of criminal charges, including marijuana possession and delivery of marijuana cases. We can help!
Why Hire a Lawyer for My Marijuana Case?
Even for simple possession cases, your freedom could be at stake. In addition, felony marijuana possession or delivery charges can result in fines of up to $10,000. The Dallas cannabis attorneys at Berlof & Newton, P.C. will aggressively represent you in court in a manner designed to seek the best possible outcome of your case. We handle ALL types of marijuana charges, including:
- Possession of a marijuana under two ounces
- Possession of a marijuana more than two ounces less than four ounces
- Possession of a marijuana more than four ounces less than five pounds
- Possession of a marijuana in a drug-free zone (all levels of offense)
- Delivery of marijuana (all levels of offense)
- All other types of felony and misdemeanor marijuana cases
What are the Different Classifications of Marijuana Charges?
The seriousness of any given marijuana charge is determined by the alleged weight of the cannabis seized, whether you’re charged with possession or delivery of the drug (i.e., being a “drug dealer”), and, in some cases, your prior criminal history. For example, in Texas, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana is a class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in the county jail, and a fine not to exceed $2000.
At the other end of the spectrum, delivery of more than 2000 pounds is a 1st degree felony, punishable by a a minimum of 10 years in prison (you could receive life!) and a fine of up to $100,000. Is “weed” legal in Texas? As stated above, possession of marijuana is illegal in Texas, in any amount, for any purpose, so long as that amount you’re alleged to possess is a “usable quantity.” At present, Texas law does not allow for recreational use. Additionally, Texas law does not provide for lawful use of medical marijuana, or the marijuana plant, for any medicinal purpose.
Can I Represent Myself in Court?
There’s a saying among attorneys: “A person who represents himself in court has a fool for a client.” Unless you’re an experienced criminal defense attorney, you aren’t going to be familiar with the rules of evidence, procedure, and the applicable law that applies to your case. The State of Texas will have an experienced prosecuting attorney on its side. You need skilled legal counsel on yours. What if someone I know is in jail for a marijuana charge? Call us! Our attorney bail bondsman may be able to post bond for them and get them out of jail.
Do you Only Handle Dallas County Marijuana Cases?
No. We also handle marijuana throughout Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, Rockwall, Ellis, and Kaufman Counties. If you’ve been arrested for a drug case outside of Dallas County, please call us at 214.827.2800. We may be able to help. Call us today at 214.827.2800 for a free consultation! Related Pages:
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