Tarrant County Possession of Marijuana Attorney

By Jeff Kennedy

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 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.

Marijuana Possession Penalties in Tarrant County, TX

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.

Defenses Against Marijuana Possession Charges

Many people believe that, if they are “caught” in possession of drugs, they’re automatically guilty, but that’s actually not true. Just because you’ve been found with marijuana on or near your person doesn’t necessarily prove it was yours.

The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the drugs belonged to you—not to the buddy who was riding in your car or sleeping on your sofa. This is one example of a defense against a marijuana conviction. Here are some other defenses your marijuana possession attorney in Tarrant County could use for your case:

  • The marijuana was prescribed to you by a doctor.
  • You were in possession of an insufficient quantity to warrant marijuana charges.
  • Law enforcement conducted an illegal search.
  • You were stopped and searched without cause.
  • You were entrapped by a law enforcement officer.
  • You weren’t Mirandized.

It’s Important to Act Now!

For the most successful defense, you must contact a Tarrant County 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 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.


Jeff C. Kennedy was the light of hope at the end of very dark storm. He was not only able to defend my case swiftly, but had the alleged charges dismissed completely. His calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for his excellent service and I hereby recommend Jeff C. Kennedy without reservation.


Jeff Kennedy truly cares. He and his staff kept me informed all the way throughout my case and provided me with all my options and the potential outcomes for my case. When the day finally arrived to resolve my case, Jeff was able to negotiate a reduction to a lesser charge. He was well prepared and coordinated everything perfectly. Jeff is not only a good lawyer, but a good man.


I hired Mr. Jeff Kennedy to handle a DWI charge. From day one, I knew I had picked the right attorney. Jeff always took the time to answer any of my questions, treated me very professionally, and truly cared about my case. I have never been in any kind of trouble before and I was very nervous about the thought of going to trial. Jeff thoroughly explained the entire process to me and made me feel at ease. Jeff took my case to trial and the jury found me NOT GUILTY!


Jeff Kennedy is a professional, intelligent, easy-to-talk-to lawyer with an excellent understanding of how the system works. Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car. This has been my only big mistake in life so far (hopefully the last) and I am glad he was there to walk me through it. You will not regret hiring him.

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