The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

University Police Division of Campus Safety & Security

Federal Law Penalties

Manufacture, Distribution Or Dispensing Drugs (Includes Marijuana)

Minimum Punishment
A term of imprisonment for up to 5 years, and a fine of $250,000.
Maximum Punishment
A term of life imprisonment without release (no eligibility for parole) and a fine not to exceed $8,000,000 (for an individual) or $20,000,000 (if other than an individual.

Possession Of Drugs (Includes Marijuana)

Minimum Punishment
Imprisonment for up to one year, and a fine of not less than $1,000.
Maximum Punishment
Imprisonment for not more than 20 years or not less than 5 years, a fine of not less than $5,000 plus costs of investigation and prosecution.

Operation Of A Common Carrier Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs.

Minimum Punishment
N/A.
Maximum Punishment
Imprisonment for up to 15 years and a fine not to exceed $250,000

Manufacture Or Delivery Of Controlled Substance (Drugs)

Minimum Punishment
Confinement in jail or a term of not more than 2 years or less than 180 days, and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Maximum Punishment
Confinement in TDC for life or for a term of not more than 99 years or less than 15 years, and a fine not to exceed $250,000.

Possession Of Controlled Substances (Drugs)

Minimum Punishment
Confinement in jail or a term or not more than 180 days, a fine not to exceed $2,000, or both.
Maximum Punishment
Confinement in TDC for life or for a term of not more than 99 years or less than 10 years, and a fine not to exceed $100,000.

Delivery Of Marijuana

Minimum Punishment
Confinement in jail for a term of not more than 180 days, a fine not to exceed $2,000, or both.
Maximum Punishment
Confinement in TDC for life or for a term of not more than 99 years or less than 10 years, and a fine not to exceed $100,000.

Possession Of Marijuana

Minimum Punishment
Confinement in jail for a term of not more than 180 days, and a fine not to exceed $2,000, or both.
Maximum Punishment
Confinement in TDC for life or for a term of not more than 99 years or less than 5 years, and a fine not to exceed $50,00.

Driving While Intoxicated (Includes Intoxication From Alcohol and/or Drugs)

Minimum Punishment
Confinement in jail for a term of not more than 180 days, or less than 72 hours, and a fine of not more than $2,000.
Maximum Punishment
Confinement in TDC for a term of not more than 20 years nor less than 2 years, and a fine of not more than $10,000.

Public Intoxication

Minimum Punishment
N/A.
Maximum Punishment
A fine not to exceed $500.

Purchase Of Alcohol By A Minor

Minimum Punishment
Fine of not less than $25 nor more than $200.
Maximum Punishment
For subsequent offense, a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $1,000.

Consumption Of Alcohol By A Minor Possession Of Alcohol By A minor

Minimum Punishment
Fine of not less than $25 nor more than $200
Maximum Punishment
For subsequent offense, a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000.

Sale Of Alcohol To A Minor

Minimum Punishment
Fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 or confinement in jail for not more than 1 year, or both.
Maximum Punishment
For a subsequent offense, a fine or not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 or confinement in jail for not more than 1 year, or both.