On January 30th, 2015, Cook & Cook client, Cindy, received a dismissal in the 186th Judicial District Court before the Honorable Jefferson Moore. She had been charged with possession of 5-50 pounds of marijuana in Bexar County, Texas. This type of charge is a felony in the third degree (up to 10 years in prison).
Specifically, Cindy was accused of violating this Texas Marijuana Law:
a) Except as authorized by this chapter, a person commits an offense if the person knowingly or intentionally possesses a usable quantity of marihuana.
(b) An offense under Subsection (a) is:
(1) a Class B misdemeanor if the amount of marihuana possessed is two ounces or less;
(2) a Class A misdemeanor if the amount of marihuana possessed is four ounces or less but more than two ounces;
(3) a state jail felony if the amount of marihuana possessed is five pounds or less but more than four ounces;
(4) a felony of the third degree if the amount of marihuana possessed is 50 pounds or less but more than 5 pounds;
(5) a felony of the second degree if the amount of marihuana possessed is 2,000 pounds or less but more than 50 pounds; and
(6) punishable by imprisonment in the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for life or for a term of not more than 99 years or less than 5 years, and a fine not to exceed $50,000, if the amount of marihuana possessed is more than 2,000 pounds.
Cook & Cook defense lawyers obtained the dismissal when the co-defendant in the case took responsibility for the possession, and admitted guilt. We are so pleased for Cindy! And, what a great week for Cook & Cook as we took home two dismissals and victories. Anytime a person is wrongfully charged in Texas, we view a dismissal as a great win.
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