The Law Office Of A. Oliver Hassibi
If you’ve been charged with a drug related offense in Fort Worth, TX, you should call a lawyer immediately. Never speak with law enforcement officials until you’ve spoken with a legal representative. Attorney Hassibi is skilled in defending clients and will be on your side.
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Possession of Marijuana can either be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the amount of the marijuana in someone’s possession. If the amount is less than 2 ounces, the offense is a class B misdemeanor. If it is between 2-4 ounces, it is a class A misdemeanor. If it is between 4 ounces and 5 pounds, it is a state jail felony. If between 5 pounds and 50 pounds, it is a third degree felony. If between 50-2,000 pounds, it is a second degree felony. If greater than 2,000, it is a first degree felony with a punishment range of 5-99 years imprisonment or life imprisonment, and also up to a $50,000 fine.
The possession of controlled substances is considered to be a more serious violation than the possession of marijuana. The lowest level of offense is one where there is less than 1 gram of controlled substance. That is a state jail felony. From there, the levels go up incrementally as follows: 1-4 grams, third degree felony; 4-200 grams, second degree felony, 200-400 grams, first degree felony, and greater than 400 grams, 10-99 years imprisonment or life, and a fine up to $100,000. Common controlled substances are cocaine, meth, and crack.
These offenses are more serious than the mere possession of the substances alone. Punishment ranges are higher and the offices of district attorneys are tougher on these violations. Consult with your attorney if you are arrested or charged with a manufacturing/delivery offense.
Contact The Law Office Of A. Oliver Hassibi today at 817-332-2222 for defense against drug charges in Fort Worth, TX.