In both the state and federal criminal justice system, the level of charge
a drug offense (misdemeanor or felony) is based on the amount and type
of drug that was possessed.
For the possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces of the drug is considered
a Class B misdemeanor; 2 to 4 ounces is a Class A misdemeanor; and possession
of marijuana above 4 ounces is a felony charge.
If you are charged with drug possession for greater amounts, you may be
facing charges of possession with intent to sell, distribution or even
Experienced El Paso Drug Defense Attorneys
At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we understand what you are up against
if you have been charged with a marijuana drug crime in Texas. Since 2007,
Ruben Ortiz has been named the
Best Lawyer to Get You Out of Trouble annually in El Paso’s What’s Up Entertainment Weekly.
Were there drugs in a car in which you were riding with other people? The
police can charge everyone with possession, not just the driver or owner
of the car. Even if you had no idea the drugs were there, it is still
entirely possible you could face charges. A conviction for the possession
of marijuana can have significant consequences, including jail time and
a permanent mark on your criminal record.
Before you discuss your arrest with the police, contact the Law Offices
of Ruben Ortiz for a free consultation. You have the right to an attorney.
Our lawyers offer free initial consultations in all drug crimes cases.
Contact an experienced Texas drug crimes attorney right away to protect your rights.
Call 915-308-8850 to schedule your free consultation.