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Marijuana Defense

Marijuana Defense Lawyers in Corpus Christi

Offering Legal Defense Strategies Against Drug Charges

The laws against marijuana are highly debated, and many states have chosen to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In the state of Texas, marijuana is still considered a controlled substance, meaning that the sale and possession of the drug is illegal. In many instances, individuals who would not be charged with a crime in other states face harsh penalties in Texas for possessing, selling, or using marijuana. If you have been accused of a marijuana-related offense, hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is the best way to avoid these stringent punishments.

Our team at Flanary Law Firm, PLLC, is dedicated to defending clients charged with drug-related crimes. Many cities and municipalities are open to pre-trial diversion programs and first-offender programs rather than jail time or hefty fines for marijuana charges. Although our ultimate goal is always a case dismissal, we will work tirelessly to defend your case to reduce and hopefully remove the penalties against you. If you need assistance with a marijuana criminal case, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

What is the Definition of Marijuana Under Texas State Law?

It’s important to understand exactly what marijuana is when facing marijuana-related charges. Under Texas law, marijuana is a product of the cannabis plant and can include smokable flower, edibles, and concentrates, like hash. Marijuana also includes the seeds of a cannabis plant and every compound, salt, derivative, manufacture, mixture, and preparation of that plant and its seeds. However, the term does not include the resin extracted from the plant or a compound related to cannabis. Similarly, marijuana is not defined as the mature stalks of the plant or fiber produced from the stalks.

If you have any questions about your marijuana charges under the Texas definition of marijuana, reach out to our team today. Because the term is so broad yet also precise, it can be challenging to determine exactly what you are being charged with. Our team will review your case and spell out exactly what your criminal charges are and how you can fight them.

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What Are the Different Types of Marijuana Crimes?

Not all marijuana crimes are the same, and you may be charged with one or multiple different marijuana-related crimes. The Texas Controlled Substances Act defines each criminal offense and the penalties for each one.

The most common marijuana-related charges include the following:

Possession of Marijuana

Possession includes knowingly or intentionally possessing any usable amount of marijuana. There are different penalties depending on the amount of marijuana in your possession at the time of your charge.


Cultivation is also known as growing marijuana or cannabis plants. Any penalties for cultivation will depend on the number of plants produced.


Delivery can include intentionally and unintentionally delivering marijuana to others. Delivery is also called the sale of marijuana or drug dealing.


Trafficking is intentionally transferring marijuana to another person. Depending on the amount of marijuana involved, individuals sometimes receive federal charges for marijuana trafficking.

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Why Choose Flanary Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Constant Communication
    At our firm, we always want our clients to feel empowered when defending against criminal charges. We aim to constantly communicate with our clients, answering questions and taking feedback as we progress through the case. We are always here to answer your questions or adjust your legal strategy as needed.
  • A History of Results
    With multiple decades of experience between our attorneys, we have a history of proven results and happy clients. We always aim to get a criminal case dismissed or have the charges lowered to reduce any penalties our clients are facing. We are confident we can get you the results you deserve.
  • Experience You Can Count On
    At our firm, we pride ourselves on the diverse range of criminal cases we have worked on. From federal felony charges to state misdemeanors, we know exactly how to build a defense strategy that's right for you. Our team can handle even the most complex cases and are willing to be flexible with our strategies.
  • Advice on Your Timeline
    We understand that all criminal cases work at different paces. Whether you are just looking around for a lawyer because you're under investigation or you need immediate representation, our team can help. We will work with you no matter where you are in the process to protect your rights.
  • Free Initial Consultations
    We understand that hiring a criminal defense attorney is a big decision that many people need time to make. That's why we offer all our potential clients a free consultation to see if we're the right legal team for them. We will review your case and begin building a legal strategy to defend your rights.
  • Personalized Legal Defense Strategies
    All criminal cases are different, so our dense strategies are too. We would never re-use a legal strategy from one client to the next because your case is too unique. We will always build a defense strategy that's personalized and effective for you to get the outcome you deserve.

What Are the Potential Penalties for Marijuana Possession?

Marijuana possession is one of the most common marijuana-related charges in the state. The penalties for possession depend on the amount of marijuana possessed.

If you are charged with possession, your penalties could include the following:

  • Two ounces of marijuana or less: charged as a Class B misdemeanor, you could face a fine of up to $2,000 and 180 days in jail.
  • Between two and four ounces: charged as a Class A misdemeanor, you could face a fine of up to $4,000 and one year in jail.
  • Between four ounces and five pounds: you could face a fine of up to $10,000 and between 180 days and two years in prison.
  • Between five and 50 pounds: you could face a fine of up to $10,000 and between two and ten years in prison.
  • Between 50 and 2,000 pounds: you could face a fine of up to $10,000 and between two and 20 years in prison.
  • More than 2,000 pounds: you could face a fine of up to $50,000 and between five and 99 years in prison.

If this is your first offense and you are caught with less than a single ounce of marijuana, your case may be eligible for dismissal. Similarly, a lawyer on our team could argue for a pre-trial diversion program or other first-offender program instead of fines and jail time. Contact our team to learn more about your charges and their potential penalties.

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