San Diego Drug Defense Attorney
In California, the crime of manufacturing a controlled substance is punished by California Health and Safety Code § 11379.6. Controlled substances which fall under this section may include mescaline, peyote, amphetamines, cocaine and opiates and their derivatives. If you have been charged with drug manufacturing, contacting a drug lawyer in San Diego at The Law Office of Marc S. Kohnen is vital to the outcome of your case.
Understanding the Charges
As is clear from the wording of the statute, the “manufacturing” of drugs is an extremely broad concept. An individual growing just one marijuana plant in the privacy of his home for recreational use will be subject to this section, as will an operator of a sophisticated methamphetamine factory designed for mass distribution on the street. Even a person offering to perform an act consistent with the manufacturing of drugs could be sent to state prison for up to five years.
Additionally, a person charged under this section will also likely be charged with a number of separate offenses including drug possession, possession with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Each of these additional charges will carry additional and separate penalties. The broad scope of this offense makes drug manufacturing a very serious charge.
Get Tough Defense for Drug Manufacturing Charges
Fortunately, the broad scope of Health and Safety Code §11379.6 can work in your favor. In some cases, because manufacturing is rarely charged as an isolated offense, favorably negotiated plea agreements can result in greatly reducing the charges or, in some cases, having the charge dismissed altogether. Also, because many alleged drug manufacturing operations are located within the primary residence of the accused, the constitutionality of law enforcement’s intrusion into the home can be challenged if police entered the defendant’s home without a proper search warrant.
Attorney Marc Kohnen is capable and experienced, and can seek to have your drug manufacturing charge reduced to the minimum sentencing possible or possibly have the charge dismissed all together. If you would like to learn more about your defense options, contact the firm today to discuss your case!
“When I met Marc, I was immediately relieved. His calm and professional demeanor was exactly what I needed. He handled my case without a hiccup.”
Heather M. | Rosemead, CA
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