Austin, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: 21 yr bro was just arrested in TX for possession of 15lbs of pot in his car when they pulled him over. Jail time?

Wondering if he will have to go to jail or if there is ANY WAY he can get off with probation or something. He's young and a first time offender, nothing else on record, no violent offenses, a great kid. I don't want to see him in prison.

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Benson Varghese
Benson Varghese
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: He could be charged with possession of marijuana or possession with the intent to distribute given the amount he was charged with. Since he has no priors, he is legally eligible for probation. That does not mean a prosecutor will offer probation. A lot will depend on what jurisdiction he is in. You can learn more about the charge here:

https://www.versustexas.com/possession-of-marijuana/

https://www.versustexas.com/criminal/delivery-of-marijuana/

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