The same as typical Marijuana Possession, but where the Marijuana is possessed in a School, within 1000 feet or a school, or in a public park.
Sec. 481.134. DRUG-FREE ZONES, subsection (f) makes it an offense to possess marijuana in, on, or within 1,000 feet of any real property that is owned, rented, or leased to a school or school board, the premises of a public or private youth center, or a playground; or (2) on a school bus.
For individuals arrested for Possession of Marijuana, the penalty is dependant on the amount or weight of Marijuana Possessed, and that's no exception with Drug Free Zones. Typically, if two ounces or less is possessed in a Drug Free Zone, then the Punishment is elevated to a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail.
The most common marijuana arrests are the result of being stopped, detained, or arrested for other charges. Upon a search by the officer, marijuana is usually found in a person's pocket, bag, or their car. Sometimes a bag or marijuana is carelessly left sitting on the car dashboard or on the center console, in plain view.
Aside from searches revealing marijuana, the other most common arrest involves smoking in an area frequented by other people, such as in a car outside a bar or club, or in a university dormitory or nearby apartments. Often times, a Lawyer can show these searches are illegal violations of the 4th Amendment. If illegal, then the search can be suppressed by a Lawyer.
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