Houston Meth Possession Attorney

Drug crimes involving meth amphetamines in the Houston area are aggressively prosecuted in Harris County, TX regardless of if the alleged offender is accused of using, dealing, or manufacturing the drug. In Texas, any criminal offense involving meth is classified as a felony offense making the potential consequences serious for all parties involved with any amount of the drug.

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“any criminal offense involving meth is classified as a felony”

Crystal Meth has grown to become a serious law enforcement and public health challenge in Texas, resulting in it being classified with the most dangerous illicit and addictive narcotics deemed illegal under Texas drug laws.

Anytime a person is arrested for the possession or manufacture of meth in the Houston area, they’ll need the representation of a Houston criminal defense lawyer who has experience defending people accused of drug crimes involving meth, and experience using your Constitutional right against unlawful search & seizures to your advantage in the court of law.

Penalties for Meth Possession in Texas

The potential consequences for anyone found guilty in the court of law for the possession of crystal meth amphetamines can be life changing. The table below should provide some illustration to the types of criminal penalties a meth possession conviction will carry in Texas.

Weight of Meth
Crime Classification Possible Punishment
Less than 1 Gram State Jail Felony 180D – 2 yrs Jail – $10K Fine
1 Gram-3.99 Grams 3rd Degree Felony 2-10 yrs. TDCJ – $10,000 Fine
4-199 Grams 2nd Degree Felony 2-20 yrs. TDCJ – $10,000 Fine
200-399 Grams 1st Degree Felony 5-99 yrs. TDCJ – $10,000 Fine
400 Grams Enhanced 1st Degree Felony 10-99 yrs. TDCJ – $100,000 Fine

Penalties for Manufacturing Meth in Texas

In Texas, a conviction for manufacturing meth amphetamines carries even harsher sentencing guidelines than cases of possession. For example, A person caught with over 4 grams of meth could be looking at a 20 year sentence. However, a person caught manufacturing the same amount of crystal meth could be facing a sentence of 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice correctional facility.

The informational table below will give you an idea on the potential criminal consequences of manufacturing meth amphetamines in the state of Texas.

Weight of Meth
Crime Classification Possible Punishment
Less than 1 Gram State Jail Felony 180 days – 2 yrs. prison – $10,000 Fine
1 Gram-3.99 Grams 2nd Degree Felony 2-20 yrs. TDCJ – $10,000 Fine
4-199 Grams 1st Degree Felony 5-99 yrs. TDCJ – $10,000 Fine
200-399 Grams Enhanced 1st Degree Felony 10-99 yrs. TDCJ – $100,000 Fine
400 Grams Enhanced 1st Degree Felony 15-99 yrs. TDCJ – $250,000 Fine

As you can see, Texas is serious about cracking down on the use, sale, and manufacture of meth by reserving its most harsh sentencing for defendants found guilty of manufacturing the drug.

Facing Meth Related Charges in Houston?

Houston Criminal Attorney Tad Nelson can help you.

There are a number of defense strategies available to the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates in the event that we need to field a defense strategy to protect our clients who have been accused of crimes involving meth. In some cases, Tad can either prove the police violated the terms of their search warrant or had an invalid one, violated your 4th Amendment Right, or we may be able to show that you weren’t in possession of, or manufacturing, crystal meth in the first place.

If for some reason we manage to get certain incriminating evidence thrown out of court, the prosecution may have a hard time prosecuting the case which will likely result in the charges against you being thrown out of court.

Attorneys Tad Nelson and Amber Spurlock have over 30 years of combined experience when it comes to representing the rights of the accused in the court of law.

If you’ve been charged with a felony offense, guilty or innocent, you’re better off talking with Tad Nelson, or another equally qualified criminal defense lawyer in Houston, about the details of your case as soon as possible so a defense strategy can be devised. Contact our Houston law office immediately at 713-659-0909 to schedule a time when we can sit down and talk about the situation face to face.

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