Month: April 2015

Quick Guide to Texas Drug-Free Zones

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 […]

Written by on April 29, 2015

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

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 […]

Written by on April 23, 2015

Drug Penalties by Weight: Am I Going to Jail?

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 […]

Written by on April 15, 2015

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

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, […]

Written by on April 8, 2015