The Seriousness of Marijuana Related Criminal Charges

Although you may not think it, marijuana related criminal offenses are some of the most serious and dangerous criminal charges that a person can be accused of in the state of Texas. The reason why say it’s one of the more dangerous criminal charges is because, although possession of small amounts of marijuana is a misdemeanor offense, multiple infractions of this type can lead to a felony enhancement that can leave a defendant in the Texas prison system serving out a sentence for a state jail felony.

State jail felonies are punishable by prison sentence that can last anywhere from six months to two years, and they also carry a fine that can go all the way up to $10,000. So if you’re convicted of one of these type of criminal offenses it’s important to understand that even misdemeanor criminal charges can be upgraded, or enhanced, to that of felony criminal classification making life hell for the defendant.