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It depends on how much meth was found on him, these are misdemeanor charges, which means that they are punishable by up to one year and jail, but possible sentences also include probation, rehabilitative programs, or some combination of the above.
Since you've stated that he has an extensive record, the Court may not be so inclined to grant him a lenient sentence.
However, you stated that he was searched by officers at the scene of a disturbance- in situations like this, and any time officers are searching an individual, there are certain procedural rules they must follow- if any of these are broken or not followed correctly, and evidence the officers obtained could possibly be inadmissible against your son.
I would recommend hiring a criminal defense attorney in your area right away. Having a good attorney can make the world of difference, and even though it's early on in your son's case, there's alot than can be done even now.
Okay, increases the potential prison time and well as potential fines.
The amount he possessed would determine which level felony he's being charged with, or whether he's also being charged with the intent to distribute.
Felonies range from 3rd degree to 1st degree, and range in prison sentences from 5 to 15 years, and possible fines range from $5000 - $15,000.
If formal charges have not yet been filed against him by the Prosecutor's office, you can request a copy of the police report, and it should list what exactly his charges are.
I would recommend hiring a defense attorney in your local area. Having the right attorney can make the world of difference, and even though it's early on in your son's case there is still alot that may be done on his behalf.
I hope that was helpful, best of luck to your son! Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
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