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If charged with possession of meth (less than 2 grams)

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If charged with possession of meth (less than 2 grams) inside national forrest what would be penalty and possible fine
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 9 months ago.

Hello,

Do you have any prior convictions?

Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 9 months ago.

In general, under Federal law the simple possession of methamphetamine in an amount consistent with personal use could result in a civil fine up to $10,000, if you have no previous conviction for controlled substances. If the government does not wish to proceed civilly, there would be a maximum possible incarceratory penalty of a year in jail.