Understanding The Types Of Drug Crimes In Texas
There are many “types” of drug crimes—mostly based on the purpose for which the drug was used; some common examples include possession, distribution, and manufacturing. In Texas, drug-related crimes are taken extremely seriously and the penalties are harsh.
Sentencing is typically based on the following factors:
- The type of drug (ex: cocaine);
- The amount of drug (ex: two ounces);
- The purpose of the drug (ex: delivery); and
- The location of the crime (ex: near a school).
To illustrate the severity of Texas drug laws, let’s take the possession of marijuana as an example:
- 2 Ounces or Less: Class B Misdemeanor
- 2 to 4 Ounces: Class A Misdemeanor
- 4 Ounces to 5 Pounds: State Jail Felony
- 5 to 50 Pounds: Third Degree Felony
- 50 to 2,000 Pounds: Second Degree Felony
Therefore, according to Texas Penal Code Sec. 12.22, the possession of two ounces of marijuana could be punished with a maximum fine of $2,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 180 days.
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