You could face a drug manufacture charge simply for possessing a controlled substance. If there are tools or substances in your vicinity that could be used to manufacture drugs, then this, too, can lead to a drug charge. You could land a charge of drug manufacturing even if you only offered to help during any stage of the manufacturing process. For example, this can include giving chemicals to someone that can use them to "cook" methamphetamines. Any of these charges could land you in prison for years to come, and you could have to pay hefty fines as well.
Whatever your misdemeanor or felony drug charge, the Law Office of Michael J. Aed in Fresno may be able to clear your name and defend your freedom. Call us now to discuss your case at 559-495-9320.
How Does Sentencing Work?
Sentences for drug manufacturing depend on several factors, including if there were any previous offenses and the type of drug involved. For example, manufacturing a Schedule I substance could be sentenced heavier than the manufacture of a Schedule II substance. A Schedule I substance, such as cocaine or heroin, has a high rate of leading to abuse and at present has no discovered medical purpose. Schedule II substances, such as methamphetamine, have some medical purpose under very specific conditions, but they still have great potential for addiction and abuse. Schedule III, IV, and V substances have more medical uses and are not as prone to lead to abuse or to cause addiction.
What Are California Penalties For Drug Cultivation Or Manufacture?
Almost any drug manufacture charge can be a felony charge. Not only will this mean years in prison and extensive fines, but this would also mean a blot on your record. Life does not return to normal upon release from prison. If someone is a convicted felon, then this poses a serious obstacle for them to get a good job or a decent place to live. Having a drug felony on your personal record can haunt you for the rest of your life. You must act decisively to help ensure you get the vigorous drug crime defense you need.
You might face lesser consequences if you are charged with the manufacture of prescription drugs, as this is sometimes considered a misdemeanor that entails up to a year in state jail, plus fines. This is usually a felony charge, however, and if convicted it could lead to 1 to 10 years in prison as well as fines. The cultivation or manufacture of marijuana is typically a felony. This could mean being fined and sentenced anywhere from 16 months to 3 years in prison. If you are charged with the chemical manufacture of hash and concentrates, then you could be sentenced to 3 to 7 years in prison and even $50,000 in fines. Any drug manufacture charges can be considered aggravated if they took place near minors.
Were Your Fourth Amendment Rights Violated?
It is possible that your 4th Amendment rights were violated. The police committed an illegal search and seizure if they did not have probable cause or a warrant to look for drugs or drug paraphernalia. It may be possible to prove that none of the controlled substances or tools used to make the drugs are actually yours. There are many other possible defenses, and even a charge reduction or probation can keep you out of prison. With the rest of your life on the line, you should consult a Fresno drug crime defense attorney you can trust. The right legal representation can be the difference between a conviction and walking away free.
We Provide Aggressive Drug Crime Defense
With years of experience handling criminal cases, our lawyer will examine your case to determine which defenses are available to you. Defense counsel Michael Aed, who was formerly defending clients for the Major Crimes Team in Fresno County. Mr. Aed is passionate about defending his clients and strives to provide the best defense possible to obtain the best outcome to your case.
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