According to a 2019 report by the Addiction Research Institute with sources from DEA field divisions, methamphetamine usage is the top drug threat in Texas. There were over 12,000 treatment admissions and almost 1,000 deaths caused by methamphetamine across the state. Although monitoring programs and treatment plans have been established, methamphetamine usage is still a major problem that can carry disastrous consequences.
Texas courts have taken drastic measures in the last few years to include extreme penalties meant to deter people from manufacturing, buying, using, or selling the drug. If you are caught with meth, you can face serious consequences that may significantly affect your livelihood.
Depending on the amount of meth in your possession, consequences may range anywhere from a state jail felony with up to two years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines to an enhanced first-degree felony with up to 99 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines. Punishments can be enhanced for a multitude of reasons. Two of the most common include intent to distribute and possession in the presence of children.
Because methamphetamine charges can carry such a wide range of penalties depending on the circumstances and amount you possess, it is important to have an experienced attorney at your side to help you navigate your case. Rehabilitation programs are becoming more common in the state, and an attorney may be able to get you the help you need.
If you have been arrested with possession of methamphetamine in Williamson County, call the Law Office of Michael Price, P.C. so that we can review your case.