Hidalgo County Marijuana Crimes Lawyer

What are the Penalties for Marijuana Offenses in Texas?

Marijuana JointsBecause of the common nature of marijuana, crimes involving this particular controlled dangerous substance (CDS) are prosecuted separately from other substances. However, these laws are no less strict than other drug laws, meaning a conviction could result in life-altering penalties.

If you have been arrested for a marijuana drug charges, it’s important to obtain experienced legal representation. Attorney Rene A. Flores is a top-rated choice for a Hidalgo County criminal defense attorney. His passion and experience with defending those facing the harsh criminal justice system make him an ideal choice to represent you against your accusations.

Types of Marijuana Offenses

There are four different types of marijuana crimes:

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of marijuana is a “wobbler” crime (either a misdemeanor or a felony), and carries jail sentences ranging between six months and 99 years. Fines can range between $2,000 and $50,000.

Sale of Marijuana

You do not have to actually receive money or other compensation in return in order to be convicted of the sale of marijuana. This is also a wobbler crime, carrying jail sentences ranging between six months and 99 years, along with fines ranging between $2,000 and $100,000.

Cultivation of Marijuana

It is illegal to grow your own marijuana in any amount in Texas. Possession of marijuana plants is strictly prohibited, with penalties being the same as possession of marijuana charges.

Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia

Possessing marijuana paraphernalia, including pipes, roach clips, and blunt papers, can be punishable by a $500 fine, however if you are found to be selling paraphernalia, you could face jail time of up to 2 years and a fine of up to $10,000 in extreme cases.

Excellent Service. Excellent Reputation.

Firm Accolades
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Hidalgo County Bar
    “I could tell this man just simply wants to be the best of the best, that's why he is who he is.”

    - Carmen P.

    “Rene is the epitome of professionalism and a true advocate of the best interest of his clients.”

    - Juan G.

    “A great listener when it comes to gathering information from his client and honest about the direction of the case he is working on.”

    - Nancy V.

    “He took the case to trial, fought hard, never gave up, and beat my case.”

    - Mark V.

    “If you're in need of his services, I would 100% recommend Rene Flores as your attorney.”

    - Carlos M.

    “He and his staff were very helpful and professional always there to answer any questions or concerns I had.”

    - Crystal T.


Get Immediate Legal Help

Attorney Flores Is Ready to Fight for You
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

What Makes Our Firm Right for You?

Fierce & Loyal Legal Advocacy