Serious Defense Against Serious Meth Charges
Meth, formally referred to as methamphetamine, is a dangerous controlled substance that’s normally homemade from household products and over-the-counter drugs.
Due to the dangerous nature of the drug, it’s a high propensity for addiction and the potential for local manufactures, Houston area law enforcement agencies like the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are among the Texas law enforcement community in their relentless pursuit of users, dealers, and manufacturers of methamphetamine.
Any drug case involving meth will be classified as a felony offense in Texas which could lead to lengthy prison terms and monetary fines for persons convicted. If you or a relative were arrested and charged in connection with meth or another drug offense, attorney Paul Morgan will help you. You can reach the law office by calling 713-969-5007.
About Methamphetamine Offenses
When a person is arrested for the possession of meth the severity of the criminal classification is directly related to any related criminal history on part of the defendant and the amount of the drug involved with the case.
Criminal Penalties For Meth Possession In Texas
For persons arrested with less than 1 gram of the drug, their offense will be classified as a State Jail Felony which carries a state jail sentence of up to two years with a 10,000.00 fine.
Defendants arrested with more than one gram but less than four grams of meth will have their case classified as a 3rd Degree Felony. 3rd Degree Felony convictions carry a prison sentence of 2-to-10 years and a fine of up to 10,000.00.
Methamphetamine offenses involving 4-199 grams are classified as 2nd Degree Felony offenses and carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years. If your case involves more than 200 grams of meth you’re facing a 1st Degree Felony, which could mean a life sentence.
|Quantity||Criminal Classification||Penalty||Max. Fine|
|Less than 1g||State Jail Felony||180D to 2YR State Jail||$10,000.00|
|1 to 4g||3rd Degree Felony||2-10YR TDCJ||$10,000.00|
|4 to 200g||2nd Degree Felony||2-20YR TDCJ||$10,000.00|
|200 to 400g||1st Degree Felony||5-99YR TDCJ||$50,000.00|
|400g & Over||1st Degree Felony||10-99YR TDCJ||$100,000.00|
The Right Lawyer For Meth Cases
There are a number of potential defenses that may help a person accused of meth possession in Houston.
If any of your Constitutional Rights were violated during your arrest or during the collection of the alleged evidence, that may be grounds to have that evidence removed from consideration which could lead to a case dismissal.
Attorney Paul Morgan, the founder of the Paul Morgan Law Office, PLLC, is a detailed criminal defense lawyer that takes pride in obtaining favorable results for people who are facing serious charges.
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