The manufacturing of an illegal drug, such as marijuana or methamphetamine, is a serious crime. With both state and federal laws in place it can be difficult to understand what you're being charged with.
As the name implies, drug manufacturing is when a person is involved in the process of producing an illegal drug.While not always the case, drug manufacturing is typically charged as a felony, meaning that the punishment can include fines, probation and even prison time.
In the event that the crime is committed in close proximity to a playground or school, it's possible for fines and prison sentences to be doubled. Even if you're charged with manufacturing illicit drugs, it doesn't necessarily mean you will be convicted.
Remember that prosecutors must be able to prove both possession of the drug as well as intent to manufacture. In other words, possession alone is not usually enough of an indication to prove without a doubt the intent to manufacture.
Due to the fact that drug manufacturing is such a serious crime, it's imperative to understand what you're being charged with and the potential punishment. At our law firm, we have represented many people in this position. It's our goal to help our clients understand the charges and the way the process will unfold.
Although there are many questions to be answered, once you know what you're doing, you can feel better about the future. In the case of a drug manufacturing charge, it's essential to seek experienced legal guidance as soon as possible. Our website provides more information about our practice areas and our services.