Just this past weekend in Sugar Land, the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force ended their investigation on a case of individuals growing illegal marijuana. After obtaining a search warrant from the Associate District Judge, the Task Force Agents and a SWAT team came to the address in question to find a live indoor marijuana operation in full force. There were over two hundred marijuana plants and all the equipment necessary for manufacturing, packing and selling the drugs. The two men at the helm of the operation were arrested and accused of first degree felony charges for Possession of Marijuana that equaled more than 50 pounds, but less than 2,000 pounds.
In the state of Texas, marijuana related crimes are seen as a serious matter and those charged could be facing serious fines, jail time and other penalties. There are different consequences depending on the amount of marijuana, if there is paraphernalia involved and if the individual has been selling or transporting the drugs. If you are charged with possession of marijuana in Fort Bend County, you may be facing 180 days in jail with the possibility of up to 5 years in prison. Additionally you could owe anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 in fines depending on whether you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony.
Do not assume guilt if you have been accused of a drug crime in Fort Bend County. As a former prosecutor and Assistant District Attorney, the legal system is like second nature to me. Working to find any possible advantage in any of my client's cases, I work tirelessly to attain positive results for every case I handle. With over a decade of legal experience, you can trust that I will do all that I can to defend and protect your rights, as your Fort Bend County criminal defense lawyer!