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Quick Guide to Texas Drug-Free Zones

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Mintzer Law

The state of Texas has established drug-free zones across the state. These zones are designated as special areas where drug activity is strictly prohibited. Getting caught with drugs within one of these zones can result in enhanced punishments. This is because these zones are considered areas where drugs have the potential to be especially harmful to the community. Even a minor drug infraction committed within...

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Getting Busted with Pot in Texas Will Cost You.. Even if You’re a Minor

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Mintzer Law

Getting caught with marijuana in Texas is a big deal. Texas arrests more people for marijuana possession each year than any other state in the U.S. Minors who are charged with marijuana-related offenses may face severe legal consequences. However, minors may be able to take advantage of legal defenses that can reduce the severity of these legal penalties. Marijuana Penalties The penalties for marijuana-related crimes can vary...

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Drug Penalties by Weight: Am I Going to Jail?

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Mintzer Law

In Texas, a person who is found to be in possession of drugs can face varying penalties based on the amount of drugs they have. These penalties are determined based on the type and weight of the drugs. For example, a small amount of marijuana may be classified as a misdemeanor but several pounds of marijuana may count as a felony crime. The penalties can...

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Drug Paraphernalia 101: You May Be Guilty and Not Even Know It

Posted on April 8, 2015 by Mintzer Law

The term drug paraphernalia covers a huge range of products. Basically, if an item can help a person to take, make or hide a drug, it can be considered drug paraphernalia. The official definition under federal law sets out the ground rule that the item must be "primarily intended or designed" for using, manufacturing, or hiding illegal drugs, but the list of items is quite large....

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Is Marijuana Legal? Federal vs. State Law

Posted on April 1, 2015 by Mintzer Law

While many states now have legal marijuana for medical and even recreational use, Texas is not one of them. This means that someone accused of using, possessing or distributing marijuana faces a difficult challenge to clear the charges. Here is a summary of minimum prison time faced under federal law: Possession of over 1 kilogram of marijuana: 6-12 months in prison, or alternative sentencing. Possession of over 2.5 kilograms: At least...

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