Texas Penal Code Ch 481.121 – Possession of Marijuana
Under Texas Penal Code Chapter 481.121 the law is clear: you could go to jail for knowingly or intentionally owning marijuana. As a former chief felony prosecutor and state district judge, attorney Randall B. Isenberg urges you to remain silent during police questioning and to assert your legal right to a lawyer.
An experienced criminal defense lawyer will look to reduce or dismiss the charges against you. Do not risk your job, reputation, or personal freedom. Call a possession of marijuana lawyer as soon as you are arrested. Please call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg at 214-696-9253.
Marijuana Possession in Texas Is a Serious Crime and You Could Do Time
Unlike other states where marijuana is available for legal purchase or considered a medical substance, marijuana is a Schedule 1 controlled substance in Texas.
There are misdemeanor and felony offenses under Texas Penal Code Chapter 481.121 Possession of Marijuana. They are:
- Possessing a “usable amount” of marijuana
- Growing marijuana
- Selling or trafficking marijuana
- Giving or selling marijuana to a minor
Texas law does not define a “usable amount” of marijuana, but the larger the amount, the stricter the sentence:
- Possession of two to four ounces is a misdemeanor with typically no jail time.
- There is a mandatory jail sentence for having more than four ounces but less than five pounds.
- Possession of 50 pounds or more of marijuana is punishable by up to 99 years in a state prison.
A Possession of Marijuana Criminal Defense Lawyer Creates a Specialized Defense
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg has 30 years of experience in criminal law. Our lawyers will assess the charges against you and the circumstances of your arrest. We have the highest respect for law enforcement officers, but we also know that mistakes happen. A Texas Penal Code Chapter 481.121 possession of marijuana lawyer will examine the validity of your arrest.
Our firm’s founder, Randall B. Isenberg, is a certified criminal defense lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a skilled negotiator who will do everything possible to lessen or dismiss the charges against you.
Some of these plea-bargaining strategies include:
- Establish that you were “without intent.” In other words, you may have the charges reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor if you did not have the intent to sell, cultivate, or traffic the drug.
- Demonstrate your positive qualities, such as first-time offender, employed, and a valuable member of the community.
- Promote alternatives to harsher sentencing with drug rehabilitation programs.
If you were arrested under Texas Penal Code 481.121 for possession of marijuana, please call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg. Our team can also help if you violated your probation. For a free consultation, call 214-696-9253.