Penalties Related To Methamphetamine Charges
North Carolina prosecutors and law enforcement officials have taken a tough approach to the growing number of methamphetamine-related cases, given the number of deaths related to overdose and the risk meth labs pose to the community. They are going to great lengths in order to get convictions. You cannot take these cases lightly.
If you have been charged with a meth-related crime, get the representation you need from an experienced lawyer at Randall & Stump, PLLC. Our criminal defense attorneys skillfully handle all types of meth and other drug charges. We work to see that any punishments are minimized or charges dismissed whenever possible.
Types Of Methamphetamine Charges And Possible Penalties
- Possession is punished as a Class H felony
- Possession with the intent to sell or deliver is punished as a Class H felony
- Sale and/or delivery is punished as a Class G felony
- Manufacturing methamphetamine in North Carolina is punished as a Class C felony.
- Possession of precursor chemicals with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine is punished as a Class F felony.
- Trafficking in methamphetamine:
- Level I trafficking carries a mandatory 70-month minimum prison sentence and a fine of not less than $50,000.
- Level II trafficking carries a mandatory 90-month minimum prison sentence and a fine of not less than $100,000
- Level III trafficking carries a mandatory 225-month minimum prison sentence and a fine of not less than $250,000
Whether it’s a methamphetamine conspiracy, manufacture or exceeding the pseudoephedrine purchase limits, we can help. Defenses might relate to an illegal search and seizure or alleged quantity located.