Criminal Penalties for Marijuana Possession in Texas

If you’ve been accused of possession of marijuana in the Houston area you’ll be best served by hiring a criminal law professional to represent you on your case. Although lots of people get high and smoke weed, its important to realize that the act of smoking bud, or having a little weed in your possession can go a long way to causing problems in your life once potential employers and landlords find out they’re dealing with a drug addict.

In any case, the point of this post is to direct you to the criminal penalties for marijuana related crimes (marijuana possession) in Texas.

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Criminal Penalties for Cocaine Possession in Texas

If you’ve been arrested for a drug crime in the Houston-Galveston area related to cocaine, in any way, you’re facing an automatic felony charge as there are no misdemeanor charges for cocaine related offense in Texas for defendants to take advantage of.

Criminal penalties for cocaine possession in Texas work like this; the more of the drug involved with your case, the more severe you can expect your penalty to be. Below, we’ve outlined criminal penalties for cocaine related criminal offenses in Texas.

Penalties for Cocaine Possession in Texas

Less Than 1 Gram of Cocaine

If you were arrested in possession of less than 1 gram of cocaine you’ll face penalties in line with State Jail Felonies which have prison sentencing guidelines that reach up to 2 years and carry a fine of up to 10,000.00.

1-3.99 Grams of Cocaine

These are 3rd Degree Felony offenses which are punishable as a 3rd degree felony with carry stiff prison sentencing of 2-10 years with a possible fine of up to 10,000.00.

4-199 Grams of Cocaine

2nd Degree felony offenses are serious cases. Prison terms range from 2-20 years and carry a possible fine up to 10,000.00.

200-399 Grams of Cocaine

Prison: 5-99 years

Fine: 10K

400+ Grams of Cocaine

10-99 years in prison, fine of up to 100K.

A Look at a Maximum Security Prison

Join us for a look at a maximum security prison that’s almost like a safe with people inside. Its one of the newest maximum security prisons in America and has a no nonsense zero tolerance policy in force.

Lockdown: Alexander Correctional

A brief look at conditions in a maximum security prison. If you are ever accused of a criminal offense in Texas, you’ll be lucky if you end up in a prison this nice. My recommendation to anyone is to stay out of jail and out of situations that could put you there. If you are ever in an unfortunate position which creates the possibility of you serving jail time, talk with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible and you may not have to do jail time in a facility like the one featured.

Listed below, are interesting details that caught our attention while watching the video.

  • The prison, Alexander Correctional, is built for maximum control.
  • Officers consider the prison tight, inmates consider it a living hell.
  • 25% of the inmates in the prison are never going home.
  • The prison doesn’t allow homosexuality nor inmate theft from other inmates, and is strict when it comes to cracking down on gang violence.
  • The staff rules with an iron fist. Inmates are not allowed to refer to the cells as their own. the jail makes it clear that jail cells are property of the state.
  • The phone lines, trash, mail, and other forms of communication are intensely monitored.
  • 90% of the intelligence that correctional officers and gang intelligence units within the jails gather are gained by rummaging through inmate trash.
  • No has ever escaped or attempted to escape from the prison. The fences digitally report pressure points depressed on the fence by people who interact with the fence. Motored correctional officers can respond to any point of the entire perimeter of the fence in seconds.
  • Inmates are also punished with bad food for exposing themselves to female inmates. The food is called nutraloaf.

But the loaf is something above and beyond. Prisons and jails are allowed to come up with their own version, so some resort to grinding up leftovers into a dense mass that’s reheated. Other institutions make loaves from scratch out of shredded and mashed vegetables, beans and starches. They’re rendered even more unappetizing by being served in a small paper sack, with no seasoning.


  • Killings do happen in the jail, and some of the staff have become corrupt. Drugs and weapons, as in any prison, as present in segregation.
  • The price to get marijuana in the prison is 250.00 per ounce.
  • Other drugs such as cocaine and pills are also easy to get in the prison.