Tarrant County Marijuana Possession Lawyer

By Jeff Kennedy

Tarrant County Marijuana Possession Lawyer

Don’t let a marijuana possession charge negatively impact your life. Hire a Tarrant County marijuana offense attorney to keep a conviction off your Texas criminal record.

It’s true that marijuana isn’t taken all that seriously in many states, but in Texas, it’s still treated as a serious drug offense. If you’re convicted of a marijuana charge, you can still receive some pretty stiff penalties, just like you would for any other drug conviction.

The penalties will depend on the amount you’re accused of having, but you can still be charged with a misdemeanor or felony if caught with marijuana. Penalties usually include a large fine and some jail or prison time.

The good news is that you can fight a marijuana conviction with the help of the right Tarrant County marijuana possession lawyer. The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy have the right attorney for you.

Penalties for Tarrant County Marijuana Charges

In many places, the penalties for marijuana charges are small, and some states have even legalized the drug, but not so for the Lone Star State. You really don’t want to mess with Texas when it comes to marijuana possession charges, no matter how pointless marijuana charges may seem to you.

The following is an outline of marijuana possession charges and related penalties in Tarrant County:

  • Possession of under two ounces of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor (punishable by jail and fines).
  • Possession of two to four ounces is a Class A misdemeanor (jail, fines).
  • Possession of between four ounces and five pounds is a state jail felony (state jail, fines).
  • Possession of between five and fifty pounds is a third-degree felony (prison, fines).
  • Possession of between fifty and 2,000 lbs is a second-degree felony (prison, fines).
  • Possession of over 2,000 lbs is a first-degree felony (five to ninety-nine years to life in prison and fines).

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.

Get in Touch with a Tarrant County Marijuana Possession Attorney

Despite legal shifts in other states, marijuana possession is still a serious offense in Texas, and the penalties only get more severe with each conviction.

The legal penalties are not the only thing you should worry about, though. Drug convictions negatively affect almost every important aspect of your life: family, self-esteem, employment, housing, and educational opportunities.  

If you have been charged with a marijuana offense, hire an experienced Tarrant County marijuana possession lawyer who knows how to fight a conviction. Speak with the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy in a free case evaluation. Utilize our contact form below or call us at 817-605-1010.


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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