Working to Avoid Severe Penalties
Methamphetamine is thought to be one of the most addictive drugs and can have lethal consequences for those who might be abusing. That may be part of the reasons why the government cracks down so heavily on this drug and places extreme punishments on those who are discovered to be in possession of it. Possession and/or distribution of meth carries significant weight, and without proper representation, it's very likely that you will do time.
Penalties for Methamphetamine Crimes
Methamphetamine is an illegal drug that carries some of the harshest penalties. It is highly addictive, can be easily abused, and is recognized for its status as a recreational drug. The repercussions for being caught in possession of this drug can be drastic, and could include a sentence that effectively imprisons you for life for the most serious charges, if convicted.
These are the current maximum penalties for methamphetamine possession in Texas:
- Less than 1 gram: Up to 2 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine
- 1-3.99 grams: Between 2 and 10 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine
- 4-199 grams: Between 2 and 20 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine
- 200-399 grams: Between 5 and 99 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine
- 400 grams or more: Between 10 and 99 years imprisonment and a $100,000 fine
Methamphetamine is also frequently manufactured and sold in Texas. These charges can be brought upon you in addition to possession charges. You need to do everything you can to keep your record clean. Contact San Antonio drug attorney Roberto Ambrosino immediately. My focus has always been about protecting the average person from any criminal charge, including drug-related cases, and I have been named as a National Top 100 Trial Lawyer.