Hemp Can Still Cause Legal Problems
Hemp is confusing because it is very similar to marijuana.
The difference between hemp and marijuana is the amount of THC in each. THC is the psychoactive element in marijuana that allows people to feel like they are “high.” Hemp contains .3 percent THC while marijuana contains anything above that.
It is now legal to grow and manufacture hemp in Texas. But it can be a risky proposition, because law enforcement sometimes confuses hemp and marijuana.
An Example Of A False Charge
Consider this scenario: law enforcement arrests you on a marijuana charge, when in fact the substance involved was hemp.
In a case like this, it’s crucial to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can advocate for your rights.
Attorney Paul Herrmann is a former prosecutor with decades of experience practicing law who isn’t afraid to go to trial. He knows how to build a strong defense and he will fight for the best results possible in your situation.
A Skilled Attorney Can Protect Your Liberty
Here is why you need a skilled lawyer who understands the legal difference between hemp and marijuana:
- The hemp laws are new. Law enforcement and prosecutors do not fully understand them and can make false accusations.
- Hemp and marijuana are so similar. It’s easy for law enforcement and prosecutors to make mistakes and wrongly accuse people of violating marijuana laws.
- Because hemp and marijuana are similar, testing of THC levels is imperative in Texas drug crime investigations. Testing is not always done correctly and can result in false charges.
The Herrmann Law Firm understands these pitfalls and can build a strong defense if you are facing marijuana charges.
Speak With A Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
Based in Amarillo, The Herrmann Law Firm is proud to serve clients throughout the Texas panhandle. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, call the firm today at 806-553-1912 or send a message online for a free consultation.
When your rights are on the line, trust Paul Herrmann to make sure you get a fair trial.