California Manufacturing Drugs Attorney
Are you facing a manufacturing drugs charge in California? Get in touch with a manufacturing drugs attorney who will fight for you, no matter what.
If you’ve been arrested for allegedly manufacturing drugs in California, you could be facing steep penalties that could follow you around for the rest of your life. Even though California has been relaxed on marijuana laws, that doesn’t mean that it’s loosened its laws regarding other drugs as well.
You may be in a tough situation right now, but by learning more about the manufacturing of drugs in California, you’ll potentially be able to position yourself for a better outcome in your case. Here’s some more information on manufacturing drugs, as well as what to do now that you’ve been charged.
What Is Manufacturing Drugs?
Manufacturing drugs is also known as manufacturing controlled substances. In the state of California, there are five schedules of controlled substances:
- Schedule I drugs: Opiates, hallucinogens, peyote, and heroin
- Schedule II drugs: Morphine, Adderall, oxycodone, fentanyl, and raw opium
- Schedule III drugs: Pentobarbital and anabolic steroids
- Schedule IV drugs: Ambien, Valium, and Xanax
- Schedule V drugs: Robitussin AC and Motofen
Illegal and legal drugs fall under different schedules, with Schedule I drugs being the most serious ones and Schedule V drugs being the least serious in terms of harmful effects.
Along with physically manufacturing drugs, it is illegal to compound, derive, prepare, or produce controlled substances directly or indirectly. You could be charged with manufacturing drugs even if you were making a substance that would go into the final product and not the final product itself. In another situation, you could be charged if you were overseeing the manufacturing of drugs, even if you didn’t do it yourself.
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Proving You Were Manufacturing Drugs
The prosecution is going to attempt to prove that you were involved in the manufacturing in drugs to show that you are guilty. They may use photographs, footage, or witness statements from people who were around and/or informants as proof.
Penalties for Manufacturing Drugs
Many times, manufacturing controlled substances is a felony in California. You could receive three, five, or seven years in prison as well as a fine of up to $50,000. If you offer to manufacture a controlled substance, you could be sentenced to three, four, or five years in jail.
Factors that could increase the penalties include the amount of the drug that was manufactured, if people were injured or killed when the manufacturing occurred, and the location of the manufacturing, like whether or not it was done near children.
For instance, for each person who was killed or injured while you were manufacturing, you will get a year added to your sentence. If you manufactured meth and a minor under 16 years of age was around at the time of the manufacturing, then you could be sentenced to two more years in state prison. If a minor under 16 years of age suffered from a grave bodily injury because you were manufacturing drugs, then you could be sentenced to another five years in state prison. Additionally, your sentence could be more severe if you have prior convictions on your record.
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Defending Yourself Against a Manufacturing Drugs Charge
Defenses for manufacturing drugs include illegal search and seizure and challenging the credibility of informants. You could have also been part of an entrapment scheme, which could qualify as police misconduct and be a viable defense. Also, even if you prepared for the manufacturing process but did not initiate it, then this could be a defense. Someone might have falsely accused you of manufacturing drugs, too.
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If you are being charged with manufacturing drugs, then it’s time to get in contact with a California attorney who will defend you all the way, no matter what. That’s CBS Law.
Want to learn more about how CBS Law can help you? Then contact us for your free 60-minute consultation by calling (213) 800-8005 or getting in touch on our website. CBS Law is here for you 24/7, and we’ll work hard on your case to ensure justice is served. We are looking forward to helping you with your manufacturing drugs charge in California.
Do NOT speak to law enforcement or investigators about your manufacturing drugs charge, as that information can and will be used against you in a court of law.
Christopher J. Bou Saeed Founding Attorney of CBS Law