Methamphetamine is a controlled substance made of various chemicals and is also highly illegal. Crystal meth is also called crank, ice, and glass. Possession of this substance, its manufacture, and its sale are all highly illegal.
Being convicted of any drug charge is bound to have serious ramifications on your future, and a crystal meth possession charge is no different. Prison time, fines, a criminal record—your future is at stake.
By calling our office, you can receive legal advice from an experienced Philadelphia crystal meth possession lawyer. We understand the nuances of state laws and can provide you with a strong legal defense in order to reduce your likelihood of suffering extensive penalties or of being convicted at all.
Know Your Rights After Being Arrested
After being arrested for possession of crystal meth, properly exercising your rights is the first step toward a successful conclusion to your case.
- You have the right to remain silent and to not incriminate yourself. This means you do not have to answer questions from the police other than being polite and providing them with your personal information.
- You have the right to an attorney and do not need to answer any police questions without having your attorney with you. Call our office from jail and we will meet you there.
- You have the right to not be searched without a search warrant or offering consent. If you have been searched illegally, any drugs gathered during the course of that search could be inadmissible as evidence.
State Laws & Crystal Meth
Manufacturing crystal meth in Pennsylvania is a serious felony offense, and if you are convicted you could receive up to ten years in prison and a fine of $100,000. This makes a conviction for crystal meth far more serious than it is for possessing or selling many other drugs, such as marijuana.
Because manufacturing crystal meth is treated so seriously, you do not have to be caught with the finished product in order to be accused and charged. Instead, you only need to be caught carrying specific ingredients that are known to be used in its manufacture or caught with drug paraphernalia.
This makes it quite possible for innocent people to be accused and convicted along with those who actually are guilty. With aggressive prosecution and laws such as these, hiring an experienced Philadelphia crystal meth possession lawyer to represent you is a wise decision.
Using, Selling, and Manufacturing Meth Are All Federal Crimes
In addition to facing state charges, you could also be accused of committing a federal crime for using, selling or manufacturing meth.
If you are believed to have manufactured meth in one state and then transported it to Pennsylvania for sale, you could be charged with a federal crime. This makes it possible for you to be charged and tried at both the federal and state levels, but which case is heard first will depend on the negotiations between the two.
In either case, having a Philadelphia crystal meth possession lawyer on your side is absolutely critical.
Help from a Philadelphia Crystal Meth Possession Lawyer
Being charged with possessing, selling, or manufacturing crystal meth are all serious charges that demand a robust defense. Contact a Philadelphia crystal meth possession lawyer at Young, Marr, Mallis & Associates to review your case and explore your options. Call us at (215) 701-6519, and let us get started on building your defense.