Cannabis (more commonly known as marijuana) has been decriminalized or legalized for medicinal use (and, in some states, recreational use) in numerous states around the country. While marijuana is not classified under any Penalty Group in the Texas Controlled Substances Act, cannabis remains largely prohibited in the Lone Star State and it is still classified as a Schedule I controlled substance (the most serious category of illegal drugs) under the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Many cannabis offenses are graded according to the amount of marijuana involved in the alleged violation, and certain crimes can result in felony charges that carry very steep immediate and long-term consequences.
Lawyer for Marijuana Crimes in Brownsville, TX
If you were arrested for an alleged cannabis offense in the greater Rio Grande Valley area, it will be in your best interest to exercise your right to remain silent until you have legal representation. The Gracia Law Firm defends clients accused of drug crimes in communities throughout Cameron County, Willacy County, and Hidalgo County.
Brownsville criminal defense attorney Jonathan Gracia can fight to possibly get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed. You can have our lawyer review your case and discuss all of your legal options during a free initial consultation when you call (956) 504-2211 today.
Cameron County Marijuana Crimes Information Center
- How does Texas define what marijuana is?
- Which kinds of cannabis offenses does your firm handle?
- Where can I learn more about marijuana crimes in Brownsville?
Marijuana is referred to by a number of different street names, such as pot, weed, grass, chronic, and many others. The term marihuana is defined by Texas Health and Safety Code § 481.002(26) as "the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not, the seeds of that plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of that plant or its seeds.” This definition does not include:
- The resin extracted from a part of the plant or a compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the resin;
- The mature stalks of the plant or fiber produced from the stalks;
- Oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant;
- A compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks, fiber, oil, or cake; or
- The sterilized seeds of the plant that are incapable of beginning germination.
As drug crimes, convictions for cannabis offenses carry several consequences for alleged offenders. In addition to possible imprisonment and fines, people can also experience significant hardship when seeking employment, housing, or professional licensing.
Some of the kinds of marijuana charges that The Gracia Law Firm handle most frequently include, but are not limited to:
- Possession with the Intent;
- THC Concentrates.
The Gracia Law Firm also represents college students who were arrested for simple possession or other marijuana offenses.
Texas Chapters | National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) — NORML is a nonprofit public-interest advocacy group with a network of volunteer state and local NORML Chapters across the country. Use this link to find information about all NORML chapters in Texas as well as information about marijuana laws, penalties, and crop data. You can also learn more about NORML, recent news releases, and legal issues.
Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy — Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to promoting an honest dialogue about marijuana use and the negative effects of its criminalization. The coalition's mission also includes removing penalties for possession of marijuana for personal use, allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to safely obtain and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it, and opening a safe, legal market where Texas business owners cultivate and sell marijuana to adult consumers with accountability and reasonable oversight. Visit this website to learn more about coalition partners and its top priorities.
The Gracia Law Firm | Brownsville Marijuana Crimes Defense Attorney
Were you arrested for a criminal offense involving cannabis in South Texas? You will want to immediately contact The Gracia Law Firm for help securing the most favorable possible resolution to your case.
Jonathan Gracia is an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Brownsville who represents residents of and visitors to Hidalgo County, Cameron County, and Willacy County.
Call (956) 504-2211 or fill out an online contact form to have our attorney provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free, confidential consultation.