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: More Than 630,000 Texans Overdue For 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
“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: Dallas SWAT Team Responds To Potential Hostage Situation; Police Say Incident Now Over Without Injury
There were 3,750 cases filed last year.
2019 top offenses in Tarrant CountyMORE NEWS: 'It Happens To Boys Too', First Male Sex-Trafficking Shelter To Open In Denton
• 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