Marijuana Defense

Although a number of other states in the nation have made moves to decriminalize or even legalize cannabis in recent years, marijuana (referred to in the Texas Controlled Substances Act as “marihuana”) remains a controlled substance in the Lone Star State. Despite not being categorized under a specific Penalty Group in the Texas Controlled Substances Act, alleged criminal offenses involving cannabis can often carry steep penalties.

Marijuana is commonly referred to by such street names as pot, weed, grass, or any one of many other slang terms. The nature of the criminal charges for an alleged cannabis-related offense can be significantly different depending on whether a person was arrested in Montgomery County or Harris County.

Lawyer for Marijuana Defense in Conroe, TX

If you were arrested in Montgomery County or Harris County for any kind of alleged marijuana offense, it will be in your best interest to quickly retain legal counsel. Evans & Powell, PLLC aggressively defends clients facing cannabis charges in Shenandoah, Panorama Village, Porter Heights, Oak Ridge North, Cut and Shoot, The Woodlands, and many surrounding areas of Montgomery County and Harris County.

Sean Evans and Frank Powell are experienced criminal defense attorneys in Conroe who can fight to help you achieve the most favorable outcome to your case, including possibly having the criminal charges reduced or dismissed. Call (936) 622-2000 to have our lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free initial consultation.


Overview of Marijuana Defense in Montgomery County


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Definition of Marijuana in Texas

Texas Health and Safety Code § 481.002(26) defines marihuana as “the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not, the seeds of that plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of that plant or its seeds.” The term does not include:

  • The resin extracted from a part of the plant or a compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the resin;
  • The mature stalks of the plant or fiber produced from the stalks;
  • Oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant;
  • A compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks, fiber, oil, or cake; or
  • The sterilized seeds of the plant that are incapable of beginning germination.

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Types of Marijuana Crimes in Montgomery County

Evans & Powell, PLLC handles a wide variety of cannabis-related offenses. The jurisdiction that an alleged offender is arrested in for an alleged marijuana crime can seriously impact his or her possible case resolutions, as alleged misdemeanor cannabis possession crimes committed in Harris County may be resolved through a diversion program not available to alleged offenders accused of the same crime in Montgomery County.

Some of the most common kinds of marijuana cases our frim handles include, but are not limited to:

  • Sale or Distribution of Marijuana;
  • Trafficking in Marihuana;
  • Possession of Paraphernalia;
  • Marijuana Cultivation / Grow Houses;
  • Marijuana Trafficking;
  • Synthetic Marijuana; and
  • Medical Marijuana Laws in Texas.

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Texas Resources for Marijuana Defense

Texas Chapters | National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) — NORML is a nonprofit public-interest advocacy group that claims to be the “oldest and largest marijuana legalization organization in the country.” Its mission is “to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.” Find links to all NORML chapters in Texas as well as information about marijuana laws, penalties, and crop data.

Texas | Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) — The MPP is a national nonprofit organization that identifies itself as “the largest organization in the U.S. that’s focused solely on ending marijuana prohibition.” On the Texas section of its website, you can read the latest news, view recent alerts, and access other resources. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions and find ways to take action.0


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Evans & Powell, PLLC | Conroe Marijuana Defense Attorney

Were you recently arrested for an alleged cannabis crime in Montgomery County or Harris County? Do not say anything to authorities without legal representation. Contact Evans & Powell, PLLC as soon as possible.

Conroe criminal defense lawyers Sean Evans and Frank Powell represent individuals in communities throughout Montgomery County and Harris County, including Splendora, Magnolia, Willis, Woodbranch, Patton Village, Pinehurst, and several others. You can have our attorneys provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call (936) 622-2000 or fill out an online contact form to take advantage of a free, confidential consultation.


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