If you have been accused of possessing THC extract, concentrate, or other controlled substances in Texas, you should contact a criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience defending drug-related charges as soon as possible. Over the last 25 years, Sophia Martinez Law has successfully represented many clients charged with various offenses and felonies in San Antonio, including drug crimes.
What Are THC Extracts and THC Concentrates?
Tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as “THC,” is the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana. Unlike cannabidiol (CBD), THC produces the sensation of being high. THC can be consumed by smoking cannabis, but it is also available in oils, edibles, tinctures, capsules, and more.
Cannabis concentrates and THC oils can be isolated from the marijuana plant in a concentrated form through an extraction process that dramatically increases their potency. While some of the highest quality marijuana can contain 20% THC content, these concentrates and extracts can contain as much as 60%-90% THC.
How Is Possession of THC Extract or Concentrate Penalized in San Antonio, Texas?
While there are different national political and social opinions on cannabis use, possession of marijuana, cannabis and THC products remain illegal under Texas State Law. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulates controlled substances in the United States, but some states, like Texas, have opted to create their own standards for drug regulations. Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code splits controlled substances into penalty groups, each with its own set of punishments. Although the State has placed marijuana in its own separate group, THC extracts, oils, and concentrates are in Penalty Group 2, along with drugs like ecstasy, amphetamine, and mushrooms.
In San Antonio, possession of a Penalty Group 2 drug, such as a THC extract or concentrate, can result in:
- A state jail felony if the amount is under one gram, punishable by up to two years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
- A second-degree felony if the amount is between one and four grams, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
- A first-degree felony if the amount is between four and 400 grams, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Possession of over 400 grams of THC concentrate is punishable by imprisonment for life and a fine of up to $100,000.
Whether you are under investigation or have already been arrested for drug trafficking, it is crucial that you speak with a criminal defense attorney about establishing your defense right away.
Defend a Possession of THC Extract or Concentrate Crime in San Antonio with a Texas Attorney
Suppose you or a family member has been arrested or is under federal investigation for drug trafficking in any part of Texas. In that case, you should seek legal advice from a law firm experienced in dealing with such criminal charges. Attorney Sophia C. Martinez is well versed in prosecution techniques and will work to challenge the claims against you strategically. She speaks Spanish and English.
Criminal Defense Attorney Sophia Martinez Law is thoroughly experienced in advocating for drug offenders in the San Antonio area. We have represented many clients facing serious criminal drug possession charges in San Antonio. Call our office today at (210) 226-3000 or fill out a contact form to discuss your options with Attorney Sophia C. Martinez directly for a free evaluation of your THC extract or concentrate possession case.