According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. Referred to as “marihuana” in the Texas Controlled Substances Act, marijuana more frequently goes by such street names as pot, weed, dope, or a variety of other slang terms.
While some states have made efforts in recent years to decriminalize or outright legalize the possession medical or even recreational use of cannabis, marijuana remains illegal under Texas state law. Possession of even a seemingly minuscule amount of this controlled substance can result in criminal charges that carry extremely serious and long-lasting penalties.
Fort Worth Marijuana Defense Lawyer
Are you facing criminal charges for a marijuana-related offense in Texas? It is critical for you to have knowledgeable legal representation capable of protecting your rights and achieving the most favorable possible outcome to your case.
The Fort Worth cannabis defense attorneys at Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC represent people facing marijuana charges throughout Tarrant County, Parker County, Johnson County, and surrounding areas in North Central Texas, including possession of marijuana. You can receive a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call 817-502-3600 today to take advantage of a free, confidential consultation.
Tarrant County Marijuana Defense Information Center
- How does Texas law define marijuana?
- What drug crimes are frequently related to cannabis?
- Where can I find more information about these laws?
Under Texas Health and Safety Code § 481.002(26), marijuana is defined as the cannabis plant (known by the species name 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 term 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.
The most common marijuana crimes involve misdemeanor charges for simple possession. Both felony and misdemeanor cannabis-related offenses in Texas can result in substantial fines and possible imprisonment. Convictions can carry many other possible consequences as a “drug conviction,” including the inability to obtain employment, student loans, or housing.
Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC is familiar with all sorts of alleged offenses involving marijuana. Some of the types of cases we handle most frequently include:
- Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession;
- Felony Marijuana Possession;
- Possession of Hash / Concentrates / THC Wax;
- Synthetic Marijuana;
- Marijuana Distribution;
- Growing / Cultivating Marijuana;
- Marijuana Trafficking; and
- Medical Marijuana Laws in Texas.
DFW NORML — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting cannabis prohibition, and this local chapter is the largest in the country with more than 1,000 members. You can learn more about upcoming events, recent news, and local supporters on this website.
Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy — This organization is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to promoting an honest dialogue about marijuana use and the negative effects of its criminalization, 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/or opening a safe, legal market where Texas business owners cultivate and sell marijuana to adult consumers with accountability and reasonable oversight. You can learn more about coalition partners and top priorities on this website.
Drug Policy Forum of Texas (DPFT) — The DPFT claims that it “was formed because the War On Drugs not only doesn't work but is also causing a great deal of unintended damage to society.” On the marijuana page of this website contains statistics and articles about marijuana. You can also find a running clock indicating how much money has been spent on the Drug War.
Drug Policy Forum of Texas
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Dallas, TX 75228-5942
Find a Marijuana Defense Lawyer in Fort Worth
If you have been arrested for a cannabis-related crime in North Central Texas, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel. Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC aggressively defends alleged offenders in Fort Worth, Arlington, Weatherford, Cleburne, and other nearby communities.
As former prosecutors and assistant district attorneys, our Fort Worth criminal defense attorneys provide unique insight for clients because of their experience on both sides of the aisle. Call 817-502-3600 right now or submit an online form to set up a free consultation that will allow our firm to review your case and discuss all of your legal options.