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Drug Crimes in Texas

Possession Charges

Possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance (PCS), or ANY DRUG OFFENSE IS SERIOUS.

Drug possession requires proof the person “intentionally and knowingly,” had “actual care, custody, control, or management” of the marijuana or controlled substance.

Winning drug possession cases requires a comprehensive analysis to explore defenses and suppression issues (due to the stop, search, or arrest being unconstitutional). 

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY TRISTAN LEGRANDE HAS A TRACK RECORD OF WINNING DRUG CASES

LeGrande Law utilizes an array of tactics to secure a dismissal, reduction in charges, or a Not Guilty verdict.  

We will never bully you into pleading Guilty or taking a deal you are uncomfortable with.  


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Felony Drug Possession

Possession of over 4 ounces of marijuana, possession of “controlled substances,” or, an allegation of delivery of a controlled substance.  

Punishments for felony drug offenses can be significant.  To win, you must have an attorney skilled in scrutinizing the stop or search that led to the criminal charges. 

Attorney Tristan LeGrande has experience negotiating favorable disposition for clients, and will FIGHT & WIN YOUR CASE at trial.    

LeGrande law has  track record winning felony drug cases across Texas.  DO NOT TAKE A DEAL until your free consultation!  


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MARIJUANA

  • 2 ounces or less: Class B Misdemeanor (up to 6mo county jail)*
  • 4 ounces or less but more than 2 ounces: Class A misdemeanor (up to 1Y Co jail)
  • 5 pounds or less but more than 4 ounces:  State Jail Felony (6mo – 2Y State Jail)
  • 50 pounds or less but more than 5 pounds: 3rd Degree Felony (2 – 10Y TDCJ)
  • 2,000 pounds or less but more than 50 pounds: 2nd Degree Felony (2 – 20Y TDCJ)
  • More than 2,000 pounds: 5 to 99 years, or life.

Harris County Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program: 4 ounces of marijuana or less – you are offered a 4-hour class instead of going to jail. Class cost is $150.  The marijuana is seized and logged into evidence.  If you do not complete the class, charges will be filed.

** CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO **

Some Harris County municipalities are refusing to follow the Marijuana Diversion Program (Seabrook, Nassau Bay, Friendswood, Morgans Point and Lakeview); instead are charging those arrested with marijuana with possession of drug Paraphernalia.  

**ATTORNEY TRISTAN LEGRANDE QUOTED IN HOUSTON CHRONICLE**  


CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Punishments are divided into Penalty Groups.  Prosecution is possible for ANY DETECTABLE AMOUNT.

Possession of a prescription medication is illegal unless the medication is acquired with a prescription.  (Full text of TX Health & Safety Code).

Punishments are enhanced if you are charged with intent to manufacture, deliver, or sell.


** Amount is measured by aggregate weight including adulterants or dilutants. **

* See Texas Penal Code for a list of possible fines*


PENALTY GROUP 1
 

Methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, oxycontin, fentanyl.

“PCS PG1” on court paperwork

  • Less than one gram: State Jail Felony (6mo – 2Y state jail).
  • 1 to 4 grams: 3rd Degree Felony (2 – 10Y TDCJ)
  • 4 to 200 grams: 2nd Degree Felony ( 2 – 20Y TDCJ)
  • 200 to 400 grams: 1st Degree Felony (5 – 99Y TDCJ)
  • More than 400 grams: 10 to 99 years, or life

PENALTY GROUP 1-A

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).  

“PCS PG1-A” on court paperwork

  • Fewer than 20 abuse units (“hits”): State Jail Felony (6mo – 2Y state jail)
  • 20 to 80 abuse units (“hits”): 3rd Degree Felony (2 – 10Y TDCJ)
  • 80 to 4000 abuse units (“hits”): 2nd Degree Felony (2 – 20Y TDCJ)
  • 4000 to 8000 abuse units (aka”hits”): 1st Degree Felony (5 – 99Y TDCJ)
  • Over 8000 abuse units (aka”hits”): 15 to 99 years, or life

PENALTY GROUP 2
 

Ecstasy (MDMA) Cannabis Oil [THC] (AKA wax/shatter/dabs).

“PCS PG2” on court paperwork

  • Less than one gram: State Jail Felony (6mo – 2Y state jail)
  • 1 to 4 grams: 3rd Degree Felony (2 – 10Y TDCJ)
  • 4 to 400 grams: 2nd Degree Felony (2 – 20Y TDCJ)
  • More than 400 grams: 5 to 99 yrs or life
  • CASES FILED 9/1/15 UNTIL 9/1/17 – If FDA Approved as medication, it’s a Class B Misdemeanor. (Ie. Adderall & Vyvanse).  AFTER 9/1/17 it is a FELONY AGAIN.

Houston Chronicle article regarding law change; Attorney Tristan LeGrande is quoted HERE


PENALTY GROUP 2-A

Synthetic cannabinoids (AKA “k2,” Kush, incense).

PCS PG2-A” on court paperwork

  • 2 ounces or less: Class B Misdemeanor (up to 6mo county jail)
  • 4 ounces or less but more than 2 ounces: Class A Misdemeanor (up to 1Y county jail)
  • 5 pounds or less but more than 4 ounces: State Jail Felony (6mo – 2Y state jail)
  • 50 pounds or less but more than 5 pounds: 3rd Degree Felony (2 – 10Y TDCJ)
  • 2,000 pounds or less but more than 50 pounds: 2nd Degree Felony (2 – 20Y TDCJ)
  • More than 2,000 pounds: 1st degree felony ( 5 – 99Y TDCJ)

PENALTY GROUP-3

BenzodiazepinesXanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), valium (diazepam)

Sleeping aidesAmbien (zolpidem)

Painkillers; Vicodin / Norco / Lortab (hydrocodone)

SteroidsNandrolone, Equipose (boldenone), Stanozolol 

StimulantsRitalin (Methylphenidate)

“PCS PG3” on court paperwork

  • Less than 28 grams: Class A Misdemeanor (up to 1Y county jail)
  • 28 to 200 grams: 3rd Degree Felony (2 – 10Y TDCJ)
  • 200 to 400 grams: 2nd Degree Felony (2 – 20Y TDCJ)
  • More than 400 grams: 1st Degree Felony (5 – 99Y TDCJ)

PENALTY GROUP 4

Codeine solutions (“syrup” “purple” or “lean”).

“PCS PG4” on court paperwork

  • Less than 28 grams: Class A Misdemeanor (up to 1Y county jail)
  • 28 to 200 grams: 3rd Degree Felony (2 – 10Y TDCJ)
  • 200 to 400 grams: 2nd Degree Felony (2 – 20Y TDCJ)
  • More than 400 grams: 1st Degree Felony (5 – 99Y TDCJ)

** Remember, entire solution is weighed, not just the active ingredient. **

REMEMBER -Being accused of a drug crime does not mean you have no options; at LeGrande Law we implement the full array of defense tactics and strategies to tenaciously defend our clients.  Our goal is a dismissal, evidence suppression, or not guilty at trial.


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Our criminal defense law firm takes all drug possession cases very seriously, whether it is a case of misdemeanor possession of marijuana, or a more serious felony charge, we will zealously defend your case.

Contact our criminal defense law firm immediately – we fight drug crimes allegations & win.  Call today!

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