If you have been arrested for possession of marijuana, you may not think that it’s a big deal. Though decriminalized in some states, possession of marijuana can result in harsh penalties under current Texas law. Marijuana possession, of a “useable quantity,” of up to two ounces can result in punishment that can include up to 180 days in the county jail and a fine not to exceed $2000. Interestingly, it’s perfectly legal to possess an
“unuseable quantity” of marijuana, however the law doesn’t define what this is. If you’re convicted, your drivers license will be suspended for one year, and you will have a conviction for a drug-related crime on your criminal record. Possession of marijuana over four ounces, but under five pounds, is a state jail felony, with a penalty range of between 180 days and 2 years in the state jail, and a fine of up to $10,000.