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Common Charges Relating to Methamphetamine in Texas

Possession, manufacture, or distribution of methamphetamine constitute as criminal acts in the state of Texas. Punishments vary depending on the amount of methamphetamine in question. Regardless, most punishments manifest in over a year in prison. If you’ve been charged with a crime regarding methamphetamine, you require a strong legal defense to back you up. Sergio Coronado Law has the skills you need.

 

Penalties Relating to the Possession of Methamphetamine

Penalties for possession of methamphetamine vary depending on the amount the defendant is believe to have possessed. The defendant’s criminal history and specific details about the case will also factor into consideration for the penalties.

  • Less than one gram
  • Although this amount may seem small, possession will be considered a state jail felony with a penalty of up to 2 years in prison as well as a fine of $10,000.
  • 1 to 4 grams
  • This amount qualifies as a Third-Degree felony and it carries with it a punishment of 2 to 10 years in prison, as well as a $10,000 fine.
  • 4 to 199 grams
  • Considered a Second-Degree felony, can lead to 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
  • 200 to 399 grams
  • This amount constitutes as a first degree felony with jail time for 5 to 99 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
  • 400 grams or more
  • Constituting as an “enhanced” first degree felony, it can lead to 10 to 99 years in prison with a fine of $100,000.

 

It’s important to point out that possessing precursor materials (chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine) or paraphernalia can also lead to fines and jail time.

 

Manufacture or Distribution of Methamphetamine in Texas

The penalties associated with manufacture or distribution (also known as trafficking) of methamphetamine vary depending on the aggregate weight of the methamphetamine in question. Possession of 1 gram or less is punishable by 180 days to 2 years in prison. Possessing over 400 grams rakes in punishments of 15 to 99 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

 

Possible Defenses Your Drug Defense Lawyer May Set Forth

In order to build a strong defense, the defendant must team up with an experienced drug defense lawyer. The Sergio Coronado Law team has been providing invaluable legal counsel to residents of the Southwest area for nearly thirty years. We understand the intricacies of methamphetamine laws and will work tirelessly for you. Common defenses include challenging police testimony and challenging the sufficiency of the evidence. Jail time may also be reduced in order for the defendant to undergo drug rehabilitation therapy, for example. Contact us today to learn more about your options.

 

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