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What happens when you get caught with drugs in Texas? Well, that’s gonna depend a lot on the drug and the location, say the city. So, if it’s a small amount of marijuana, you might not have anything happen to you at all. You might be released without any charges. You might be given just a traffic ticket level offense, a Class C misdemeanor ticket, punishable by fine only up to $500.

Or depending on the city, if they have a more strict attitude, you may get arrested and prosecuted for an offense that carries up to six months in jail or more. Now, it depends a lot on the drug. So if you have any amount of drugs, such as cocaine or heroin or methamphetamine, I feel it’s pretty safe to say that, regardless of where in Texas, if you get caught with any amount of that, you’re getting arrested and you’re getting prosecuted.

And for any amount of a controlled substance, such as cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, those types of drugs, it’s a felony for any amount of it. Now, if it’s just marijuana, then depending on the amount, it may only be a misdemeanor.

So, but typically anywhere in Texas, if it’s a controlled substance, like we were talking about, you’re gonna get arrested and you’re gonna get prosecuted for a felony. If it’s just marijuana, it’s just a very small amount, then depending where you are in Texas, you may get released. And nothing happened to you at all. Or you may get prosecuted for an offense that carries up to six months or you’re in jail or more. So it depends a lot on where it happens and it depends a lot on what the drug is.

Summary 

In Texas, the consequences you are caught with drugs depends on the type of drug and where you are caught. For a small amount of marijuana, you might not get charged or a fine. But if you are caught with serious drugs like cocaine, heroin, or meth, you will likely be arrested. You will be charged with a felony, no matter how much you have.

Marijuana offenses may result in varying outcomes, from release to potential misdemeanor charges. This depends on the amount and location within Texas. Ultimately, the severity of the consequences hinges on both the drug involved and the specific jurisdiction.

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