While many other states continue to pass bills to decriminalize – or even legalize – possession of recreational marijuana, Texas failed to pass a decriminalization bill earlier this year. Though the bill passed the House, it did not pass in the Senate.
Possession of weed is still very much against Texas state law, and there are strict penalties you can face for an arrest in many areas of the state. If you are arrested for marijuana possession, immediately consult with an experienced drug crime defense attorney in San Marcos.
Despite the legislature’s failure to accomplish statewide decriminalization, several local governments and authorities have taken matters into their own hands. These policies usually apply to smaller amounts of marijuana – two to four ounces – and only to simple possession for personal use.
Some examples of local policy changes include the following:
Note that while you might not be arrested and jailed for weed possession in these localities, you can still face criminal charges and criminal court proceedings. It is critical that you discuss your situation with a drug crime defense attorney.
The Mendoza Law Firm stays fully aware of all the decriminalization efforts throughout Texas, and we know your rights under the law. If you are arrested or cited for drug possession of any type, we are ready to help. Our legal team provides aggressive defense representation for all types of criminal charges. Contact us today for a consultation to learn about how we can assist you.
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