Drug manufacturing includes any step of making a drug, from acquisition of raw chemicals to the completion and distribution of the drug. Individuals operating marijuana grow houses, meth labs, or other drug manufacturing facilities may find their property infiltrated by police at any time. When police target a suspected facility, they typically confiscate any drugs, chemicals, or drug making equipment that they find to use as evidence in prosecution. If you have been arrested on drug manufacturing charges, consider contacting a criminal defense lawyer immediately to ensure that your rights are protected.
When you are arrested for drug manufacturing, you will likely be interrogated by the police. Remember that you do not have to answer any questions during an interrogation and can demand to speak to a lawyer. If you do give up information but you were not read your Miranda Rights (your right to remain silent), then the information that you offered may not be admissible in court. An experienced criminal attorney will scrutinize the evidence brought against you and aggressively question its validity to ensure that you receive a fair trial.
A drug manufacturing charge carries severe penalties if you are convicted. Because manufacturing involves making a large volume of an illegal drug that is then made available to many people, it is prosecuted more harshly than possession or distribution. The severity of the sentence will depend upon the volume of the drug confiscated, the type of drug, and how involved the individual was in the manufacturing process. In most cases however, a person convicted of drug manufacturing will face a minimum 3 year prison sentence and heavy fines.
If you have been arrested for drug manufacturing, don’t enter the courtroom feeling unprepared to defend your case. Contact the experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. today at 561-353-2800.