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Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth and meth, has become the drug of choice throughout the Greater Houston Area. Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for methamphetamine users, producers and distributors. When someone is arrested for controlled substance possession, they need a good lawyer. The representation of an experienced meth defense attorney greatly increases your odds of having meth charges reduced or dismissed.
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Crystal meth is both cheaper and easier to produce than cocaine. A secret meth lab can be set up nearly anywhere, and the chemicals necessary to cook up a batch of this synthetic drug are easily obtained. The production and use of methamphetamine foster crime, addiction and the destruction of families.
Crystal meth is able to stimulate the central nervous system to produce an artificial high for up to 12 hours at a time. This drug can be administered in a variety of ways. It can be ingested, injected, smoked or snorted. Methamphetamine triggers feelings of pleasure brought about by the artificial release of dopamine.
Crystal meth addicts are often trapped by a repetitive cycle of rushes and crashes, destroying their health and immobilizing their lives. The health and social effects of meth use are well-documented. Addicts grow extremely anxious, even paranoid or psychotic. Children are neglected and families fall apart.
Methamphetamine has a number of street names, including ICE, crank and speed. The production, distribution or possession of meth is a felony offense. Even possession of meth-related paraphernalia or the equipment required to manufacture methamphetamine can result in a charge of drug possession.
The Texas Health and Safety Code categorizes illegal drugs in accordance with their chemical composition and the manner in which they influence the human body. Crystal meth has been included in Group I. A crystal meth offense could lead to the following penalties:
Possession of one gram or less of meth
Possession of 400 or more grams of crystal meth
The penalty for manufacturing or possessing methamphetamine is obviously severe. The only hope of avoiding the consequences and making things right is to rely on the expertise of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. There’s little doubt that society, law enforcement officials and prosecutors have little sympathy for crystal meth offenders. When an offender is sitting in jail all alone, a compassionate lawyer may be the only real friend they have left.
Shahin Zamir is a veteran criminal defense lawyer who serves the Greater Houston Area. For a free initial consultation and review of your drug charges case, dial 713-223-8900 and talk to Shahin Zamir.