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Possession of Methamphetamine in Texas By Jason Trumpler, P.C. on January 25, 2018

Austin Possession of Methamphetamine Attorney Jason Trumpler

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Methamphetamine is a powerful drug that has garnered a strong stigma in pop culture, society, and the court system. Meth is relatively easy to manufacture with common household items, but can have devastating effects on a person’s physical and mental well being. As meth has become a larger problem in both rural and urban communities, the court system has begun enacting harsher penalties for its possession. Depending on the amount of meth you are arrested with, you could be sentenced from anywhere from 6-months to 99-years in jail.
If you have been accused of possession of methamphetamine in the State of Texas, a solid criminal defense attorney can help your chances of having your case reduced or dismissed. Contact the Law Office of Jason Trumpler today at 512-457-5200.
Potential Punishments
Oftentimes, a prosecutor will not tell you every alternative that might lessen the charge or reduce the penalties you have to face. An experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows the nuances of the law can greatly increase your chances of receiving a reduced sentence through negotiations with the court. Some individuals might be eligible for programs like pre-trial intervention or drug court, which will help you to avoid a final conviction.  In some instances, a 12.44(a) or (b) may be a suitable plea bargain that may be possible in your specific situation.
If you are convicted of possession of meth, the Texas court system will determine the severity of the punishment based on the amount of the drug on your person: 
Under 1 gram: A state jail felony carrying a sentence of 6-months – 2-years in jail.
1-4 grams: 3rd degree felony carrying a sentence of 2 – 10-years in jail.
4-200 grams: 2nd degree felony carrying a sentence of 2 – 20-years in jail.
200-400 grams: 1st degree felony carrying a sentence of 5 – 99-years in jail.
Over 400 grams: 1st degree felony carrying a sentence of 10 – 99-years in jail.
Additionally, if you are found to be in possession of materials used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, the charges could be enhanced and your penalties could be steeper.
Contact Us at 512-457-5200!
If you have been accused of being in possession of a controlled substance, the Law Office of Jason Trumpler at 512-457-5200 or via e-mail at  Austin Possession of Methamphetamine Defense Attorney Jason Trumpler will fight for your freedom. Jason Trumpler is a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney with close to 20-years experience practicing criminal law. He currently practices in Central Texas counties including Travis, Williamson, Bell, Caldwell, Lee, Bastrop, Burnet, and Hays. Call our office today at 512-457-5200.

Why Hire Austin Possession of Methamphetamine Lawyer Jason Trumpler and Not Someone Else?

People often ask me what separates your firm, or you as a lawyer, from this other lawyer or law firm up the street. While you are trying to "sell" yourself and your services in a client meeting, on your website, or over the phone during a telephone consultation that is a difficult question to answer sometimes. Both my amazing office manager, Jessica, and my children mock me for the way, out of habit, I quickly rattle off my impressive number of years practicing criminal law, my former prosecutor experience, and the over 100 jury trials along with the difficult verdicts and the recent results in the relevant county rather than answering a pretty straight forward question.

The truth is none of that separates me from the many great lawyers in Central Texas. The great ones are going to have the background, they are going to have the trials, and they are going to get the results. This is a results driven profession.

What Jessica, who has been with me for almost a year, has really tried to get me to focus more on, is creating a more comfortable experience for the client. Everyday Jessica and I are improving the technology at our firm to make both our lives easier and your lives, as clients, easier.

Secondly, and I think what truly separates me - and the people that work with me at my firm - from other firms - is that we care about our clients from top to bottom. It can be difficult and uncomfortable explaining complex situations to clients sometimes when all they want to hear is "not guilty" or "case dismissed" because often times in our world the client hires you to make the problem go away not actually confront or deal with it.

I was reminded of this the other day when something I wrote back in 2014 popped up on my Facebook Timeline. A client had been sober for 10 years and it was the anniversary of her sobriety. I handled her case, and I achieved a good result. During my representation, I also had a very uncomfortable talk where I suggested that she might need some help and pointed her in the right direction. On the 10th anniversary of her sobriety, she sent me a note, which she does every year on the anniversary of her sobriety, and this was the response I posted.

"Many people that walk into my office are worth saving and when I say saving, I don't necessarily mean getting all of the charges dismissed, but I do fight to get the charges dismissed because that is my duty, that is what I swore to do. I swore to represent my client, within the confines of legal ethics, to the best of my ability.

That being said, my proudest moments as a defense attorney are not necessarily the cases I have won because innocent is such a strong word and not always the case with respect to the case we just won. The cases that make me the proudest are the one's where I make a difference. I help an alcoholic or drug addict find sobriety, I help guide a person through difficult circumstances in their lives outside of court because there is no one there to guide them, cases where I help people keep their jobs, and even the cases where I have helped guide a very sick person to come to grips with what he or she has done.

The long letters, occasional newspaper write up, and website reviews, while all appreciated and important to my continued success usually take a back seat in my mind to a simple, softly spoken, thank you. That is what I tell my kids that daddy does and that is how when I am not suffering from insomnia I sleep just fine. Good people make mistakes that have criminal consequences all of the time. And with the truly reprehensible, all you usually can do is damage control and sometimes just try to keep them alive. All I can do is try to help these good people through the very difficult criminal justice process and hopefully we are both better for it..."

I want to be your lawyer. I want to help guide you through one of the most difficult situations of your life.

One of my favorite quotes comes from the television show The West Wing. It is based in principles taught at Alcoholics Anonymous.

"This guy's walking down a street, when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep, he can't get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up "Hey you! Can you help me out?" The doctor writes him a prescription, throws it down the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up "Father, I'm down in this hole, can you help me out?" The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. "Hey Joe, it's me, can you help me out?" And the friend jumps in the hole! Our guy says "Are you stupid? Now we're both down here!" and the friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before, and I know the way out."

I pride my firm as having the type of people who jump in the hole and help you find your way out. Call the office anytime at 512-457-5200 or reach me personally on my cell at 714-403-9120.

To learn more about us firm or to set up a free consultation regarding your case, contact an Austin Methamphetamine Possession attorney today! We take calls 24/7.


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Jason Trumpler has handled thousands of criminal cases over nearly 20 years. He is a current or past member of several national, state, and local legal associations, including:

  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense®
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association

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