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What is the Difference between Misdemeanor and Felony Charges?

Texas divides criminal charges into two basic categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Put simply, misdemeanors are offenses that are considered to be less serious, so they only come with a possible penalty of no jail time to one year in jail and fines up to $4,000.

Texas Does Not Pass Bill to Decriminalize Possession of Up to an Ounce of Marijuana

The Texas State House of Representatives passed House Bill 441 that would lower the criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. If passed, this bill would have carried far-reaching consequences, making it easier for those charged with minor marijuana offenses to move forward with their lives after a conviction.

Concentrated THC and Dabs Lead to Felony Charges

Some individuals who reside in the State of Texas ingest marijuana that comes in the form of concentrated THC or dabs.