Texas

Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Drugged Driving

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
2 oz or less Misdemeanor 180 days $ 2,000
2 - 4 oz Misdemeanor 1 year $ 4,000
4 oz to 5 lbs Felony 180 days* - 2 years $ 10,000
5 - 50 lbs Felony 2* - 10 years $ 10,000
50 - 2000 lbs Felony 2* - 20 years $ 10,000
More than 2000 lbs Felony 5* - 99 years $ 50,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Sale
7 g or less for no remuneration Misdemeanor 180 days $ 2,000
7 g or less Misdemeanor 1 year $ 4,000
7 g to 5 lbs Felony 180 days* - 2 years $ 10,000
5 - 50 lbs Felony 2* - 20 years $ 10,000
50 - 2000 lbs Felony 5* - 99 years $ 10,000
More than 2000 lbs Felony 10* - 99 years $ 100,000
To a minor Felony 2* - 20 years $ 10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Cultivation
See Possession section for penalty details.
Hash & Concentrates
Possession of less than 1 g Felony 180 days - 2 years $ 10,000
Possession of 1 - 4 g Felony 2 - 10 years $ 10,000
Possession of 4 - 400 g Felony 2 - 20 years $ 10,000
Possession of more than 400 g Felony 10 years - life $ 50,000
Manufacture or delivery of less than 1 g Felony 180 days - 2 years $ 10,000
Manufacture or delivery of 1 - 4 g Felony 2 - 20 years $ 10,000
Manufacture or delivery of 4 - 400 g Felony 5 - 99 years $ 10,000
Manufacture or delivery of more than 400 g Felony 10 years - life $ 10,000
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernalia Misdemeanor N/A $ 500
Sale of paraphernalia (first offense) Misdemeanor 1 year $ 4,000
Sale of paraphernalia (subsequent offense) Felony 90 days* - 1 year $ 4,000
To a minor Felony 180 days* - 2 years $ 10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Miscellaneous
Falsifying a drug test Misdemeanor 180 days $ 2,000
A person's driver's license is automatically suspended on final conviction of a drug offense.

Details

Drugged Driving

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.

Mandatory Minimum Sentence

When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to "life MMS" must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.