First Time Marijuana Offenders May Now Avoid Jail In Houston

We are targeting the people we believe are self-correcting and will be ‘scared straight’ by being handcuffed and transported,” Anderson said. “Our goal is to keep these individuals from entering the revolving door of the criminal justice system.”

TEXAS:  An announcement today revealed a plan by the Harris County district attorney to change how marijuana possession charges for small amounts are handled.

Houston-based Devon Anderson stated today at a press conference that beginning Monday, non-violent first offenders carrying less than 2 ounces of marijuana will be able to escape prosecution by performing eight hours of community service or going through a drug awareness class.

“We are targeting the people we believe are self-correcting and will be ‘scared straight’ by being handcuffed and transported,” Anderson said. “Our goal is to keep these individuals from entering the revolving door of the criminal justice system.”

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