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What Is Penalty Group 1?

As we noted in our blog entry yesterday, the level of crime that you can be charged with for POSSESSION of a controlled substance (note there is a different range of punishment for delivery of a controlled substance). The more well-known drugs that are contained within Penalty Group 1 are: cocaine, heroin, and  methamphetamine.

Possession of less than one gram is a state jail felony. This offense is punishable by 180 days to 2 years in a state jail and/or a fine of not more than $10,000.

Possession of one gram or more, but less than 4 grams is a third-degree felony. This offense is punishable by 2 to 10 years in a state prison and/or a fine of not more than $10,000.

Possession of 4 grams or more, but less than 200 grams is a second-degree felony. This offense is punishable by 2 to 20 years in a state prison and/or a fine of  not more than $10,000.
  
Possession of 200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams is a first-degree felony. This offense is punishable by 5 to 99 years in a state prison and/or a fine of not more than $10,000.

Possession of 400 grams or more is an enhanced first-degree felony. This offense is punishable by 10 to 99 years and a fine of not more than $100,000.

If you or a loved one have been charged with possession of a controlled substance in Plano or Frisco, contact a Collin County drug lawyer.