FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office says misdemeanor marijuana cases don’t need to clog up the courts and is sharing how people charged with possession of less than two ounces, can get that charge dismissed.
They need to have three clean drug tests in three months – and then the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office will dismiss the charge.READ MORE: Texas Attorney General Files Suit Against Power Provider Griddy
“One of the goals of the criminal justice system is rehabilitation; sobriety is the beginning of that rehabilitation,” Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney Sharen Wilson said. “When you bring proof of three months of sobriety– 90 days – the charge will be dismissed.”
The most frequently committed offense in Tarrant County is possession of marijuana of less than two ounces.READ MORE: 500K+ Texans Still Under Boil Water Advisories A Week After Deadly Winter Storms
There were 3,750 cases filed last year.
2019 top offenses in Tarrant CountyMORE NEWS: Community Efforts To Help North Texas Winter Storm Victims Continue 2 Weeks Later
• Possession of Marijuana, less than 2 ounces (misdemeanor) – 3,750
• Possession of Controlled Substance, less than 1 gram (felony) – 3,004
• Assault Causing Bodily Injury, Family Violence (misdemeanor) – 2,787
• Theft of property less than $100-$750 (misdemeanor) – 2,151
• Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor) – 2,070