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Teen sentenced to life for pot brownies appeals case

Nineteen-year-old Round Rock resident Jacob Lavoro, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in April for baking a batch of pot brownies, appeared in court the first week of August to try to appeal his sentence, the Inquisitr reported on August 10.

Under the Texas law, law enforcement agents can measure the entire tray of the brownies, including far more ingredients than the hash oil he used. Lavoro’s lawyer told the court that laboratory findings measured the total amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) recovered at Lavoro’s apartment was actually only 2.5 grams, compared to the police declaration of 660 grams or 1 ½ pounds of marijuana.

Holmes has asked the court to lessen the charges against Lavoro to a second-degree felony from the first-degree felony he was earlier charged with. A second-degree felony can carry a sentence of up to 20 years of imprisonment, but because Lavoro had no previous criminal record, he may end up with a far reduced sentence.

If you think you are facing severe penalties for seemingly minor drug charges and you live in the Texas area, the Austin-based criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis Attorney at Law may defend your case. Call our offices at (512) 472-1950 today to learn more.

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