Understanding Criminal Charges, and Marijuana in Houston

Most Houstonians tend to think that just because marijuana has grown in popularity that it’s okay to walk around or drive around with marijuana in your vehicle or on your person.

This is simply not the case.

If you ever get a chance to tour the multiple facilities which houses Houston’s criminally accused one only needs to go to the Harris County Jail to see how many of these people are in jail for marijuana related criminal offenses.

The Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s office don’t give a damn whether or not marijuana is popular, how little of it you have in your possession, or whether you’ve ever been arrested for crime and not. The only thing that they know is that you have committed either a misdemeanor or a felony criminal offense, and that you must be punished.

The determination of whether or not the crime will be charged as a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense is based solely on the amount of the drug in your possession at the time of the arrest, the amount of drugs involved in the event of drug conspiracy cases which are normally brought by the federal government, and prior criminal offenses.

Don’t get me wrong, from time to time there are a few friendly police officers out there that will let a person off. And this is okay. But for the most part, the Harris County jail is packed with people of been arrested and found to be in possession of marijuana, and of course, many other illegal and controlled narcotics and controlled substances.

If you’re ever accused of a drug crime in Houston, Harris County, or anywhere else in Texas, it is advisable to seek legal representation from an attorney with experience defending people who have been accused of drug-related criminal offenses.

And if you are innocent, be sure to inform your attorney or attorneys, so that they can fight the case and clear your good name. The last thing you need is a criminal record that will ruin your life and career options due to something you did not do.

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