Crystal Methamphetamine Possession
Methamphetamine is one of the most frequently used illegal drugs in California, despite the strict laws regarding the penalties for possession. As is common with controlled substances, the specific charges associated with meth possession will depend on factors like the quantity being carried. Because of the potential severity of a conviction and the repercussions it can have on your whole life, employing a qualified criminal defense lawyer is vital.
If you have been charged with possessing methamphetamine, the San Jose criminal defense lawyers of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., will fight for you. Call us today at (408) 296-4100 to speak with a member of our legal team.
Conditions of Methamphetamine Possession
The penalties for meth possession usually include a monetary fine and prison sentence, although the latter can sometimes be deferred for community service or a drug rehabilitation program. Some of the factors that affect methamphetamine possession penalties include:
- Quantity – Small amounts could have a significant monetary fine and up to a 3 year prison sentence. The fine and sentence could increase for larger quantities, especially if they suggest intent to distribute the drug.
- Awareness – In some cases, the carrier must display adequate knowledge that they possessed a controlled substance.
- Location – Penalties could significantly increase if possession occurred in a school zone.
In order to reduce potentially large fines and long prison sentences, you should make use of the services of a criminal defense lawyer.
The San Jose meth possession lawyers at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., are ready to fight to defend your rights in the face of criminal charges. Contact our office today for a complementary case consultation at (408) 296-4100.