Drug Cultivating And Manufacturing
Drug Cultivating And Manufacturing Require A Strong Defense
Possessing illegal substances is risky, but manufacturing or cultivating them is even more dangerous. In the war on drugs, state and federal law enforcement agencies impose strict penalties on people involved in growing or manufacturing controlled substances. You cannot battle these charges alone. This is the time for an experienced, aggressive trial lawyer to take over and fight diligently to protect your rights. You need an attorney like Michael A. Gottlieb. At Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., we investigate drug cases to determine the facts and to examine police procedure. If we find that your constitutional rights were violated by law enforcement during the arrest, detention, search and seizure, we can argue for any evidence they gathered to be suppressed or thrown out. In some cases, this may lead to the reduction or dismissal of your charges. Every case is unique, so it is best to speak with us about yours.
Do You Know The Penalties?
Drug manufacturing and cultivation charges may be brought in cases involving:
- Meth labs
- Marijuana grow houses
- Processing of PCP, cocaine and other illegal substances
- Possession of substances used to manufacture illegal drugs
The type of drug being manufactured or cultivated determines the charges. While cultivating marijuana is a third-degree felony, manufacturing other illegal substances may result in a second-degree felony. The penalties for second-degree felonies include:
- A maximum of 15 years in prison
- A fine up to $10,000
A conviction will mean losing your driver’s license for two years. In addition, you may have a lengthy probation period and be sentenced to substance abuse rehabilitation programs if you have an addiction.