A charge of drug manufacturing is a serious charge that is taken very seriously by the criminal justice system. If you are facing any drug charge, we strongly recommend you contact Simmons Wagner, LLP at (949) 439-5857 for assistance. Keep reading to learn how we can help and then call for help.
The Potential Consequences of a Conviction
Manufacturing drugs, or manufacturing precursor chemicals that are used to make drugs, is a felony charge that could lead to up to seven years in jail and fines of at least $50,000. That is for each count of felony manufacturing of drugs. In many cases, a person charged with this crime will be charged with more than one count.
There Are Often Other Related Charges
It is very common for a person charged with a charge of drug manufacturing to face additional charges. These could include drug possessions, possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, and drug sales, transportation, or trafficking. You need a criminal defense attorney who can defend you against any charges you are facing.
Drug Diversion Might Be the Best Way Out
There are many potential responses to these charges, but if there is a mountain of evidence against you, then a drug diversion program might be the best solution. If you were only manufacturing drugs for your own personal use, then you should absolutely be considered for a diversion program.
However, if you are accused of manufacturing drugs with the intent to sell them, then your attorney will need to negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce the charges to simple possession in order to make you eligible for a drug diversion program. Remember that drug diversion programs not only keep you out of jail, but they keep a conviction from appearing on your record. They can also literally save lives.
Call a Criminal Defense Attorney to Determine Your Best Way Forward
We know that these charges can feel very serious – and they are serious. But we also know that we will do everything possible to reduce the consequences or have the charges dropped altogether. You are not in this alone. You have access to a criminal defense firm that is on your side and ready to support you.
The next step is to contact Simmons Wagner, LLP at (949) 439-5857 for a free legal consultation. We can go over the basics of your case and help you understand how we can proceed. Call now, and we can get started right away.