Fort Worth Drug Charges Lawyer | Tarrant County Possession of Marijuana Attorney
Drug charges are one of the most vigorously and widely prosecuted crimes in Fort Worth, Arlington and throughout Tarrant County.
The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy can assist you with preparing the best defense for misdemeanor and felony drug charges including Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Drug Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver, and Drug Manufacturing. If you have been charged or are under investigation for a drug, narcotic, or controlled substance related offense in Fort Worth or Tarrant County, our drug charges attorneys can help.
Drug Possession is a serious criminal charge and can carry a wide range of punishments in Texas ranging from probation or county jail time to lengthy prison sentences. Furthermore, if you are convicted of a drug charge you may also face suspension of your driver’s license. Our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience in successfully defending misdemeanor and felony drug offenses.
We represent individuals charged or under investigation for drug, narcotics, and controlled substance related offenses including: Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine (“Meth”), Amphetamine, MDMA (Ecstasy), Heroine, GHB, Rohypnol, LSD, Mescaline, prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Valium, Lortab, and Xanax, or any other drug.
Tarrant County Possession of Marijuana Lawyer
If you are facing Marijuana charges in Tarrant County, you need to contact an experienced criminal attorney immediately to begin investigating your case and preparing a defense. For over 20 years criminal defense lawyer Jeff C. Kennedy has successfully defended clients facing the following types of Marijuana offenses:
- Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces
- Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces
- Possession of Marijuana 2-4 ounces
- Possession of Marijuana 4 ounces-5 pounds
- Possession of Marijuana 5-50 pounds
- Possession of Marijuana Drug Free Zone
- Delivery of Marijuana
Possession of Marijuana Penalties in Texas
Possession of any usable quantity of Marijuana is illegal in the State of Texas. Penalties for Marijuana Possession are serious and vary dependent upon the quantity of marijuana possessed:
- Under 2 ounces Class B Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in the county jail and a fine of up to $2,000.00
- 2 ounces to 4 ounces Class A Misdemeanor punishable up to 1 year in the county jail and a fine of up to $4,000.00
- 4 ounces to 5 pounds State Jail Felony punishable from 180 days to 2 year in state jail prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00
- 5 pounds to 50 pounds 3rd Degree Felony punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00
- 50 pounds to 2,000 pounds 2nd Degree Felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00
- Over 2,000 pounds 1st Degree Felony punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.00
Possession in a Drug Free Zone
Texas provides for increased penalties for possession in a Drug Free Zone such as a school, playground, school bus, youth center, video arcade facility or public swimming pool. If you are charged with Possession in a Drug Free Zone, the penalty is increased one level higher from the original penalty range associated with the amount possessed.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is classified as a Class C Misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 and is generally filed in Justice of the Peace or Municipal Court. Common items that could be categorized as paraphernalia include: a pipe, bong, rolling papers, grinder, scale, sifter, syringe, cellphone bag, any item used in packaging or any item used in mixing drugs.
It’s Important to Act Now! Contact Us Today to Learn Your Legal Rights
For the most successful defense, you must contact a Fort Worth drug attorney as soon as possible in order to start preparing your defense. Every minute that passes by gives law enforcement more time to build a stronger case against you.
And don’t assume that just because you have been charged with a drug offense that you’re automatically guilty or will be convicted. Law enforcement officers make mistakes all the time. Were your constitutional rights violated? Did the police officer have a legal reason to search your home, vehicle, or person? Was a search warrant properly obtained?
At the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy, we do everything in our power to get your case dismissed. With more than 20 years of experience defending drug crimes in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, we have what it takes to resolve your case with the best legal outcome possible. Our drug attorneys have favorably resolved hundreds of drug cases with dismissals.
Call Jeff C. Kennedy today at 817-605-1010 for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.