Delivery or Sale of Marijuana
In Texas, the act of selling marijuana is referred to as delivery. Under our state’s statutes, the term “delivery” refers to any act of transferring a controlled substance to another person—regardless of whether it was sold in exchange for currency. This means that you can be charged with delivery for simply giving someone marijuana.
The penalties associated with marijuana delivery depend on the amount of the drug involved.
- If the transaction involved delivering seven grams or less and there was no exchange of currency (in other words, you simply gave someone seven grams or less of cannabis), you will be facing a misdemeanor offense punishable by:
- Up to 180 days in jail
- A fine of up to $2,000
- Delivering seven grams or less in exchange for currency (actually “selling” seven grams or less of marijuana) is a misdemeanor offense punishable by:
- Up to one year incarceration
- A fine of up to $4,000
- Delivering between seven grams and five pounds is a felony offense punishable by:
- Mandatory minimum sentence of 180 days in jail, up to a maximum of two years
- Up to $10,000 fine
- Delivering between five and 50 pounds is a felony offense punishable by:
- Mandatory minimum two years in prison, up to a maximum of 20 years
- Up to $10,000 fine
- Delivering between 50 and 2,000 pounds is a felony punishable by:
- Mandatory minimum five years imprisonment, up to a maximum of 99 years
- Fine of up to $10,000
- Delivering more than 2,000 pounds is a felony offense punishable by:
- Mandatory minimum 10 years in prison, up to a maximum of 99 years
- Fine of up to $100,000
Delivering to a Minor
Delivering marijuana to a person under the age of 18 is a felony offense punishable by a mandatory minimum prison sentence of two years, up to a maximum of 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
Defending Marijuana Delivery Charges
Depending on the circumstances, a conviction of marijuana delivery can leave a permanent stain on your criminal record and follow you for the rest of your life. If you have been arrested for selling marijuana, contact our office for a free consultation and learn how we can help you with your case.