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What Happens if You Are Caught with Marijuana Cartridges in Texas?

 Posted on December 21, 2022 in Criminal Defense

Midland Texas Drug Possession LawyerMarijuana or cannabis may be consumed in several different ways. Marijuana vaporizers or “vapes” have become increasingly popular in states that allow medical or recreational use of THC products.

In Texas, cannabis, marijuana, and THC remain illegal. Penalties for possession of cannabis products can be significant – especially if the product contains THC concentrate. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges for marijuana possession, cultivation, or distribution, make sure to work with an experienced drug crime defense lawyer.

THC Vapes and Cartridges Can Lead to Felony Charges

With so many states changing drug laws, it can be hard to keep up to date about what is legal. Texas has some of the most restrictive laws regarding marijuana use. Texas law also classifies marijuana “flower” or plant material differently than it classifies products containing THC concentrate. Possession of THC oil cartridges or “carts” that are used in vaporizers carries especially harsh penalties.

While possession of two ounces of marijuana flower is only a Class B misdemeanor, possession of less than a gram of THC oil can lead to state jail felony charges punishable by up to two years in jail. Possession of one to four grams of THC concentrate is a third-degree felony punished by 2 - 10 years in prison.  Possession of 4 - 400 grams of THC concentrate is a second-degree felony punishable by 2 - 20 years in prison. Possession of greater than 400 grams of THC concentrate can lead to first-degree felony charges punishable by 5 - 99 years of imprisonment.

Building a Powerful Defense Against Drug Charges

Being caught with even a single vape cartridge in Texas can lead to felony charges and substantial jail time. If you or a loved one were arrested for possession of THC concentrate, marijuana flower, edibles, or any other type of cannabis product, you need an aggressive defense lawyer on your side. The first step in building a strong defense begins with exercising your right to remain silent. Do not answer any questions from the police or try to explain anything. Remain silent and contact an experienced drug crime defense lawyer. Your attorney will gather evidence and help you defend yourself. In some drug crime defense cases, the prosecution offers a plea deal in which the defendant pleads guilty to a smaller crime to avoid harsh penalties. Your attorney can help you understand all of your options and choose the course of action that makes the most sense based on your particular situation.

Contact Our Austin Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer

The Austin criminal defense lawyers at Morales Law Office, Attorneys at Law, PLLC. have the experience and skill set needed to provide a powerful defense against THC possession charges. Call our office today at 512-474-2222 for a free consultation.



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