An Overview of Methamphetamine Issues
Posted By The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 17-Oct-2014
Methamphetamine is a potent, highly addictive central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. It belongs to a family of drugs known as amphetamines. This synthetic drug is extremely dangerous, causing health issues ranging from convulsions to hallucinations to violent behavior. Many states, including Texas, have very strict laws concerning the possession, production, and distribution of meth. If you have been charged with a drug crime, your criminal defense lawyer can help you understand the charges and the potential penalties in the event that you’re convicted.
Possession of Meth
If you are charged with possession of meth, it means that the arresting officer allegedly found it on your person, in your car, or in your home. In Texas, possession of methamphetamine is categorized under penalty group one in accordance with the Texas Controlled Substances Act. The mere possession of any amount of meth is a felony. If you’re convicted, the potential penalties vary, depending on the amount that was allegedly found. Your criminal defense lawyer can help you understand the potential penalties you’re facing, which range from 180 days to two years in jail for less than one gram to between five and 99 years in prison for 200 to less than 400 grams.
Production and Distribution of Meth
If you’re accused of intent to manufacture or distribute meth, you are facing even steeper penalties. Intent to distribute is generally based on circumstantial evidence, such as possession of large quantities of meth, possession of multiple, packaged bags of drugs, or even possession of large quantities of cash. The penalties for a conviction of intent to manufacture or distribute meth are also based on the quantity of the drugs.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime involving methamphetamine in the Dallas or Plano areas, you need a veteran criminal defense lawyer as your ally. At the Law Offices Of Jeffrey C. Grass, our criminal defense team has a wealth of experience in investigating and defending against these types of criminal charges. Call our criminal law firm at to schedule a free consultation to discuss your drug charge, DWI charge, or other accusation.