Contact Brazoria criminal-defense attorney Sandra Oballe at 979-265-6800 if you’re confused about how to move forward when facing felony criminal charges in connection with meth.
With the rise of meth usage in Texas, many law enforcement agencies have taken a proactive stance with regard to enforcing relative controlled-substance laws in Texas, resulting in many unlawful or mistaken arrests.
Wrongful Arrests Related to Meth
Mistaken arrests may occur as a result of law enforcement tracking the purchase and sale of materials, equipment, and ingredients used to manufacture meth-amphetamine in distributable quantities. Such a practice by law enforcement can easily lead to the wrongful arrest of a person who was suspected of manufacturing meth on the basis of their purchases.
You Have Rights! The 4th Amendment in Particular
Other unlawful arrests related to meth can be directly related to law enforcement officers in Brazoria County violating the Constitutional Rights of the accused. In these United States we have the 4th Amendment, or a inalienable protection from unlawful searches and seizures. If my legal-team uncovers evidence that your rights were violated, we may be able have the Brazoria County meth charge dismissed.
If you have questions about how the Law Office of Sandra J. Oballe can assist you with your fight against the government, call my office direct, at 979-265-6800.
Methamphetamine Cases & Texas Law
If you’re detained by law enforcement, or searched and found to be in possession of any amount of methamphetamine, you will face a felony charge in the state of Texas.
With the highly addictive nature of meth, and the physical damage suffered by its users, there exists no misdemeanor classification for any offense related to the drug.
Aside from probation and/or being enrolled in drug courses and paying a fine, persons convicted of meth related offenses in Brazoria County will almost certainly face a prison sentence. The severity of which, will largely depend on the amount of the drug involved in the case and any previous criminal history on part of the defedant.
Penalties for Meth Convictions in Texas
- Possession of less than 1 gram of meth is a State Jail Felony offense that carries between 180 days to 2 years of imprisonment for persons convicted in the court of law.
- If you’re found to be in possession of 1-4 grams of meth your case will be classified as a 2nd Degree Felony which is punishable by 2-20 years in prison.
- Cases involving amounts between 4-200 grams are charged as a 1st Degree Felony in the state of Texas. If convicted, the defendant may be punished by a sentence of 5 to 99 years in prison.
- Possession of 200-400 grams of meth is a 1st Degree Felony. If convicted in Texas, the offense is punishable by a prison sentence ranging from 10 to 99 years, to life, with a fine not to exceed $100,000.00.
- Persons charged in connection with over 400 grams of the drug will face criminal classification under Enhanced 1st Degree Felony guidelines. Potential prison sentencing ranges from 15 to 99 years, or a life sentence, with a fine of up to $250,000.00.
Need A Brazoria Meth Possession Attorney?
Contact the Law Office of Sandra J. Oballe
Attorney Sandra Oballe is highly aggressive when it comes to defending her clients, and isn’t a passive take-what-they-give-you type of lawyer.
Our law firm is a battle-hardened criminal defender that takes pride in doing the best job possible for our clients.
In other words, some law firms are “plea-factories” while others, like ours, add value to the criminal-defense bar.
You’re innocent until proven guilty. We won’t consider any option in which you enter a guilty plea unless we, as a team (this includes you), decide that’s the best option.
Accused of a crime in Angleton, Alvin, Brazoria, or Pearland? Call Attorney Sandra J. Oballe today at 979-265-6800.