Marijuana Possession Bail
Possessing even small amounts of marijuana, for any reason, is illegal under Texas state law. In fact, the amount of marijuana a defendant is arrested with affects the classification of the crime as either a felony or misdemeanor. Regardless of the classification of the crime you are charged with, one night in jail can feel like an eternity. Rodriguez Bail Bonds knows that you want to get out of jail fast. This is why we offer our quick release program that is guaranteed to help you post bond as soon as possible, getting you home and back to your life. The longer you wait to call us, the longer you will wait in jail. Talk to a bail agent from Rodriguez Bail Bonds to learn more about marijuana possession bail in Weslaco, TX today.
Possession of Marijuana Schedule
Texas lawmakers have made a distinction between the possession of a controlled substance such as marijuana for personal use and the sale of a controlled substance. The possession of marijuana is generally viewed more favorably in the eyes of the law than the sale of marijuana. It is important to note that certain forms of marijuana like hash and other concentrates carry their own sets of penalties.
Possessing four or fewer ounces of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor crime that carries a sentence of no more than one year in a county or local jail and a fine of no more than $4,000.
The possession of four to five ounces of marijuana is the threshold where possession of marijuana becomes a felony offense. Felony possession of marijuana carries a minimum sentence of 180 days to two years jail time and a fine up to $50,000.
As a general rule, the more marijuana you are arrested with, the more harsh of a punishment the prosecution will seek and the higher your bail will be set. In addition, aggravating factors like a prior criminal history and the presence of a weapon during your marijuana arrest will escalate your penalties and bail amount.
Contact Rodriguez Bail Bonds for marijuana possession bail in Weslaco, TX. Our almost 40 years of experience and three convenient office locations make us the perfect choice for all of your bail bonds needs in Hidalgo County.