In recent years, it has been difficult for law enforcement to charge individuals with drug offenses related to synthetic marijuana, also known as "K2" or "Spice." While many chemical substances to create synthetic weed were banned, there were still new and emerging substances that were not technically banned. This complicated matters for law enforcement, as some substances found on a suspect would be banned while others not. We are ready to help you defend yourself against charges involving the confusing circumstances surrounding synthetic weed.
K2 — Spice — Synthetic Weed
Synthetic marijuana was once legally sold in stores throughout Texas. The effects of these drugs have been found to be extreme and in some cases, resulted in brain damage or death. With this recent change in Texas law, they are now illegal to possess or distribute and those found with synthetic marijuana, K2 or Spice, face serious misdemeanor or penalty charges. Penalties are as severe as 10 years of life in prison. Keep in mind that every case is different and requires an analysis by a skilled criminal defense attorney.
Charges can include:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Drug manufacturing
However, in light of these complications the legislation has now added certain synthetic compounds to the Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. What were labeled as synthetic marijuana products are now illegal. If you have been charged with a drug crime related to synthetic weed, it is critical to seek quality defense representation immediately.
Our Firm Protects the Rights of Those Accused of Synthetic Marijuana Crimes
At the Shapiro Law Firm in Plano, Texas, our drug charge lawyers have more than 40 years of experience representing people charged with felony and misdemeanor drug crimes in Texas. No matter what type of drug offense you are facing, we can provide you with the experienced and effective defense counsel you need.
This includes synthetic marijuana. We understand what is at stake here and will use our extensive knowledge and skills in Texas drug crime defense to seek the best possible outcome for your specific situation.
Contact the Shapiro Law Firm
If you have been charged with a drug offense involving synthetic marijuana, contact us at the Shapiro Law Firm and speak with one of our attorneys. Call our Plano, Texas, office at 800-554-5247 and schedule a consultation.