Protect Your Rights With Phillip A. Linder
Methamphetamine is an illicit drug that’s illegal to possess and distribute in all 50 states. Regarded as a major problem throughout the state of Texas, methamphetamine is a high-impact drug that can be created and consumed in a residential kitchen by anyone, making it a highly dangerous procedure. Due to this, Texas law enforcement and judges have implemented harsh and severe punishments for methamphetamine possession crimes.
If you’re accused of a drug crime, specifically a methamphetamine charge, it’s crucial to have an experienced drug defense attorney on your side. Learn and understand your rights and get in touch with Phillip A. Linder.
Methamphetamine Possession Laws
In the state of Texas, methamphetamine is a controlled substance that falls under the penalty 1 group, a serious offense with harsh charges and punishments. When it comes to the possession of methamphetamine, penalties vary depending on the possessed weight. For example, if you’re arrested with less than one gram of methamphetamine, it can lead to a maximum charge of 2 years imprisonment with a $10,000 fine.
However, being arrested for possession of 1 to 4 grams of methamphetamine is a third-degree felony with a $10,000 fine and 2 to 10 years imprisonment. In other words, even just a gram can drastically affect sentencing. The maximum penalty is reserved for people who’ve been arrested with more than 400 grams of meth, resulting in an enhanced first-degree felony with a $100,000 fine and 10 to 99 years imprisonment.
Defending a Methamphetamine Possession Charge
Possession of even the smallest amount of methamphetamine is illegal and consequences can be severe. However, our drug defense attorney can thoroughly examine all the details of your case to ensure all your legal rights have been observed.
Most Texas methamphetamine possession charges do not result in a conviction. Instead, most cases are resolved with a plea agreement. This means the prosection offers a more lenient or reduced charge in exchange for a guilty plea. In many cases, this results in a drastically reduced prison sentence or even no prison time at all.
No matter what, consulting with a criminal defense attorney will help you understand the possibility of a favorable plea agreement in your case. Rest assured, Phillip A. Linder will help you explore every option and provide you with the best possible outcome.
Call Phillip A. Linder for Trustworthy Representation
If you’ve been arrested for methamphetamine possession in the state of Texas, our highly experienced criminal defense attorney can help. With over 30 years of defense experience and over 200 jury trials behind him, Mr. Linder extensively knows about Texas drug laws, giving you a fighting chance of winning your case.
Contact our Dallas law firm by calling to schedule a consultation today. We look forward to meeting you and helping you develop a legally sound defense.