Possession of Hash and Concentrates in Texas
Possession of Hash
Hashish or hash is a drug derived from cannabis. It is made up of cannabis resin or concentrate that is more potent than marijuana and is usually smoked in small pieces using a pipe, bong, or vaporizer.
Although cannabis and its concentrates are legal in some states, they are illegal in Texas. It is easy to assume that purchasing hash or other cannabis products legally in another state and then bringing it into Texas would be acceptable; however, it is not. Any possession of hash or concentrates within Texas is considered a felony, no matter where the product came from.
Penalties for Possession
If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of hash or concentrates, it is important to realize that Texas takes drug charges very seriously. The penalties for the possession of hash can be quite severe, depending on the amount of the drug in question:
- Less than 1 gram: 180 days to 2 years in prison, up to $10,000 fine
- More than 1 gram and less than 4 grams: 2 to 10 years in prison, up to $10,000 fine
- More than 4 grams and less than 400 grams: 2 to 20 years in prison, up to $10,000 fine
- More than 400 grams: 10 years to life in prison, up to $50,000 fine
Have You Been Charged with Hash Possession?
The best first step to take after being changed with hash possession is to find an experienced defense attorney lawyer who successfully defended clients facing drug felonies within Texas. You need to begin building a solid defense right away.
Do not let this charge be a defining point in your life. Contact attorney Ken Gibson today for a free, no obligation review of your case and to learn how we can fight for you.