A majority of all drug arrests in Texas usually involve marijuana. Despite many other states taking steps to eliminate cannabis prohibition, marijuana (referred to as “marihuana” in the Texas Controlled Substances Act) remains unlawful in Texas.
Convictions for cannabis-related crimes can carry steep penalties, and some people may even face felony charges. In addition to possible fines and jail or prison time, pleading or being found guilty of a marijuana crime can cause several other kinds of hardships.
If you were arrested for any kind of alleged cannabis crime in Collin County, it is in your best interest to make sure that you have legal representation before making any kind of statement to authorities. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy aggressively defends clients in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, and many surrounding areas of Collin County.
Plano criminal defense lawyers Richard McConathy and Brian Bolton can fight to possibly get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed. Call (469) 304-3422 today to have our attorneys review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free, confidential consultation.
Marihuana is defined under Texas Health and Safety Code § 481.002(26) 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. This term does not include:
Marijuana also has several different nicknames, including pot, weed, chronic, bud, hydro, reefer, dope, ganja, Mary Jane, grass, hash, or roach.
The severity of the criminal charges that an alleged offender faces for a cannabis offense depend on numerous factors, including the nature of the alleged criminal activity, the amount of marijuana that was allegedly involved, and the alleged offender’s prior criminal record.
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy represents individuals accused of such cannabis-related offenses as:
Texas Chapters | 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.” On this section of the NORML website, you can find links to all of the various chapters NORML has in Texas. You can also find information relating to Texas marijuana laws, penalties, arrests, and crop data.
Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy — Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is a coalition of organizations and individuals that includes the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), multiple Texas NORML Chapters, and many other organizations. Its mission includes 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 opening a safe, legal market where Texas business owners cultivate and sell marijuana to adult consumers with accountability and reasonable oversight. Visit this website to learn more about ways to take action, view recent news, and find numerous studies and reports about marijuana prohibition.
Were you arrested anywhere in Collin County for any kind of alleged cannabis offense? Do not say anything to authorities until you have legal counsel. Contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy as soon as possible.
Richard McConathy and Brian Bolton are experienced criminal defense attorneys in Plano who represent individuals in communities all over Collin County, including Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, and many others. You can have our lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call (469) 304-3422 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.