Methamphetamine Possession | Legal Assistance in Metro Houston
If you are facing a methamphetamine possession charge in Metro Houston or throughout Harris County, you need to aggressively defend yourself with help from an attorney experienced in cases involving meth possession. Call Michael Lamson Attorney at Law. Getting arrested for possessing methamphetamine can carry severe state and federal penalties, including categorization of the offense as a felony, which may stipulate large fines, prison time and probation as punishment. A defendant with a relatively small amount of meth or crystal faces charges of possession, however, a defendant with larger quantities of methamphetamine may be charged with drug trafficking. It is illegal, too, to possess the chemical components to manufacture methamphetamine if it is the intent of the defendant to use the components for making meth.
Penalties for Possessing Methamphetamine
Penalties for possessing methamphetamine vary according to the amount of the drug.
- State jail felony: Possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine carries penalties of up to two years in jail and a fine up to $10,000.
- Third-degree felony: Possession of one gram but less than four grams of methamphetamine carries a sentence of two-10 years and a fine of $10,000.
- Second-degree felony: Possession of more than four grams but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine carries a sentence of two to 20 years and a $10,000 fine.
- First-degree felony: Possession of 200 grams but less than 400 grams carries a minimum mandatory prison sentence of five to 99 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
- Enhanced first-degree felony: Possession of more than 400 grams carries a minimum mandatory prison sentence of 10 to 99 years and a fine up to $100,000.
Defending Against Methamphetamine Drug Charges
To prove methamphetamine possession, prosecutors must show the defendant had the intention of possessing the drug. A common legal defense to meth possession is objecting to the prosecution’s argument that the defendant had intent to possess the drug. A strong defense also would question the quality of the evidence, police reports and witness testimony. Disputing the legality of the law enforcement traffic stop, arrest, search and questioning are other sources for effective defense efforts. A defense lawyer also may decide to argue that the drug or components of the drug were prescribed by a physician and legally obtained and possessed by the defendant. The Texas Law Office of Attorney Michael Lamson is here to help you establish a solid defense in cases involving meth possession.
Highly Experienced Methamphetamine Possession Attorney for Metro Houston
The legal team at Michael A. Lamson, P.C. Attorney at Law, is ready to provide strong legal consultation for your methamphetamine possession case in Greater Metropolitan Houston. Satisfied clients have given our firm five-star reviews on the AVVO law directory, and we have received a perfect 5.0 peer-reviewed rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
Our law firm delivers high-performance legal services for methamphetamine possession cases in Metro Houston, including these communities and jurisdictions:
- North Houston
- West Houston
- Brazoria County
- Fort Bend County
- Harris County
- Montgomery County
- Federal cases for U.S. District Courts