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Facing Possession of Methamphetamine Charges

The accusation of possession of methamphetamines is a very serious one. If found guilty, you could face jail time and expensive fines. Methamphetamine is considered a Class B drug in Massachusetts. Consulting an experienced Class B drug lawyer offers you a chance to reduce your sentencing as much as possible.

Fines and Sentences

  • A 1st offense for the possession of methamphetamines includes the loss of one’s driver’s license, fines up to $1,000, and up to a year in prison.
  • A 2nd offense for the possession of methamphetamines includes the loss of one’s driver’s license, up to $2,000 in fines, and up to two years in prison.
  • A 1st offense for distributing/manufacturing/dispensing or the intent to distribute/manufacture/dispense carries a penalty between $1,000 and $10,000 and the loss of driver’s license. The offense also includes prison time for 2.5 to 10 years OR time in House of Corrections for 1 to 2.5 years.
  • A 2nd offense for distributing/manufacturing/dispensing or the intent to distribute/manufacture/dispense carries a penalty between $2,500 to $25,000 and the loss of driver’s license. The offense also includes 3 to 10 years in a state prison.

Trafficking Methamphetamines results in varied punishment based on the amount.

  • 14 grams to less than 28 grams is punishable by 3-15 years in state prison and between $2,500 and $25,000 in fines.
  • 28 grams to less than 100 grams is punishable by 5-20 years in state prison and between $5,000 and $50,000 in fines.
  • 100 grams to less than 200 grams is punishable by 10-20 years in state prison and between $10,000 and $100,000 in fines.
  • 200 grams or more is punishable by 15-20 years in state prison and between $50,000 and $500,000 in fines.

Contact a Class B Drug Attorney

If you have been accused of methamphetamine possession or trafficking charges, contacting an attorney could help you to eliminate or decrease charges. Contact Cape Cod Class B Drug Lawyers by calling (508) 343-0676.