Marijuana (referred to in the Texas Controlled Substances Act as “marihuana”) is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). While numerous states across the nation have made efforts to decriminalize or legalize marijuana (either for medicinal or recreational purposes), cannabis remains illegal in Texas.
While marijuana is not categorized under a Penalty Group under the Texas Controlled Substances Act, state law does establish numerous crimes relating to the possession, sale, or manufacture of cannabis. Even seemingly minor marijuana crimes can result in possible incarceration and fines as well as the many additional long-term employment and housing consequences that may come with a drug-related conviction.
Were you recently arrested in the greater Denton County area for any kind of alleged cannabis offense? Do not say anything to authorities until you have contacted Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy.
Richard McConathy and Brian Bolton are experienced criminal defense attorneys in Denton who represent individuals facing marijuana charges in Highland Village, Lewisville, Little Elm, The Colony, Argyle, Flower Mound, and several surrounding areas of Denton County. They can provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call 940-222-8004 to take advantage of a free initial consultation.
Texas Health and Safety Code § 481.002(26) defines marihuana as the plant 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. The term does not include:
Marihuana is more commonly spelled marijuana, but it also goes by a variety of other street names, including weed, pot, hydro, bud, chronic, ganja, reefer, dope, grass, hash, Mary Jane, or roach.
Many arrests for alleged cannabis crimes in Texas involve simple possession. Alleged offenders can face enhanced charges, however, when they are accused of participating in other prohibited activities.
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy handles a wide variety of marijuana charges, including—but not limited to:
Texas Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) — NORML is a nonprofit organization with the mission “to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.” Texas NORML is a regional chapter of NORML that identifies itself as a “trans-partisan, educational 501c4 nonprofit that focuses on cannabis law reform.” Visit this website to learn more about marijuana laws in Texas, read recent news, and find information about upcoming events.
Texas | Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) — The MPP is a national nonprofit organization that claims to be the largest organization in the United States “focused solely on ending marijuana prohibition.” On the Texas section of its website, you can you can read recent news related to marijuana in Texas, review recent alerts, and find ways to take action. You can also find additional information about marijuana legalization, legislation, and economics as well as answers to frequently asked questiosn under the Issues section of the website.
If you were recently arrested for any kind of cannabis-related criminal offense in Denton County, it will be in your best interest to retain legal counsel before speaking to authorities. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy defends clients in communities all over Denton County, including Lewisville, Highland Village, Flower Mound, Argyle, The Colony, Little Elm, and many others.
Denton criminal defense lawyers Richard McConathy and Brian Bolton will work tirelessly to help you achieve the most favorable outcome to your case, including possibly having your criminal charges reduced or dismissed. Call 940-222-8004 or submit an online contact form today to have our attorneys review your case and discuss all of your legal options during a free, confidential consultation.