Manufacturing methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine, LSD, and other controlled substances is illegal under both California state and federal law. If charged with drug manufacturing, those convicted face severe criminal penalties, along with life-changing consequences. In fact, you do not have to have completed the actual process of manufacturing an illicit substance; if you even possess chemicals or components used in making illegal narcotics, you may be arrested and even convicted of manufacturing drugs. At The Justice Firm, our top priority is protecting the legal rights and freedom of clients accused of this serious drug offense.
Drug manufacturing is considered a felony offense, which means the penalties will be harsh for those convicted. Even if you have not been arrested but are under investigation, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced Los Angeles drug manufacturing attorney right away, as many decisions (including whether you will be charged with a crime) are made early on. It is also vital to remain silent and protect your legal rights from the beginning, as police and prosecutors are aggressive when it comes to those they suspect are involved in drug-related crimes.Los Angeles Drug Manufacturing Defense Attorneys
The lawyer you choose to guide and represent you will make a profound difference in the outcome. Police and prosecutors are often over-zealous in their efforts to "crack down" on those who use, possess, manufacture, or distribute illegal drugs and narcotics. There are many factors which may influence the outcome in your case. For example, you may have manufactured only enough of a certain type of drug for your own use, but prosecutors may try to add "intent" to sell or distribute if the amount you are found to have in your possession is greater than what be considered normal for personal use. Those suspected of manufacturing illicit narcotics and illegal drugs may also be suspected of drug trafficking, the most serious drug crime and one which carries severe consequences. Our highly skilled and aggressive criminal defense lawyers will provide a vigorous, effective defense and work with you toward your desired results.California Drug Manufacturing Criminal Penalties
As mentioned above, the penalties for a drug manufacturing conviction in Los Angeles are severe. Under California's Health and Safety Code 11379.6, those convicted may be sentenced to three, five, or seven years in prison, along with fines of up to $50,000. Other factors may result in a longer prison term, including a prior drug conviction, manufacturing a substantial amount of a drug that contains GHB, PCP, or methamphetamines, or causing another person to suffer death or great bodily injury as a result of PCP or meth manufacturing.
Outside of criminal penalties, those convicted of a drug offense typically face driver's license suspension, and will have a criminal record which can negatively affect employment opportunities.Contact The Justice Firm Today
Methamphetamine manufacturing or "meth labs" are a particular problem today; innocent individuals are often charged with crimes they did not commit. Police often use devious tactics such as tracking energy usage to determine whether someone "may" be manufacturing drugs. Whether cocaine, marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, GHB, ecstasy or any other illegal substance, it is critical to be proactive in your own defense.
If you or a family member have been arrested or charged with drug manufacturing, contact our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers immediately. Call 310-914-2444 for a free consultation regarding your drug case.