Drug Manufacturing Defense in San Antonio
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One of the many drug crimes that individuals can be charged with is that
of drug manufacturing. Under Texas law, manufacturing is defined as producing
a drug other than marijuana, particularly when the individual does not
have legal authorization to manufacture drugs.
Other actions that can count as manufacturing include:
Furthermore, packaging/repackaging a drug or labeling/relabeling its container
can also be counted as part of a manufacturing offense.
Manufacturing is one of the more serious drug offenses because it is typically
seen as an indication that the alleged offender planned to illegally
sell the drugs. In order for the manufacturing of a drug to be considered a
crime, it must be shown that the individual was actually producing the
drug with the intention of distributing it to others.
Have you been accused of drug manufacturing? If you have,
you could be facing some very harsh penalties. Get the help you need by contacting my San Antonio
criminal defense firm, the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski. I am a
San Antonio drug crime lawyer who can help you stand up for your freedom!
Penalties You Could Face
The penalties that can be issued for a drug manufacturing conviction depend
on the following factors:
- The type of drug that was manufactured
- The amount of the substance
- The nature of the operation
Methamphetamine is one drug that is commonly involved in drug manufacturing
cases, as there are many people who run meth labs from their homes, garages,
warehouses, etc. Under the
Texas Health and Safety Code §481.112-114, drugs are mostly divided into four penalty groups. A sentence for a manufacturing
conviction can span from a couple of years in state jail and a fine of
up to $10,000 to a life prison term and a fine of up to $250,000.
Furthermore, prison terms can be increased by up to 20 years and fines
can reach as high as $300,000 if it is shown that a minor was present
at the time that the drug was being manufactured (in certain types of
situations). The manufacturing of miscellaneous substances not listed
within the four penalty groups are considered Class A misdemeanors. Marijuana
cultivation is also penalized differently than the drugs listed in the
four penalty groups.
Strategic Defense Against Your Charges
At my law firm, I can help you determine the defense strategy that is best
suited for your particular case. I might be able to help you show that
you did not even know that the drug was on your property. It could also
be possible to show that you had a valid prescription for the drug and
you were growing it for your own personal use.
Whatever type of situation you are dealing with; do not hesitate to
contact my firm for reliable legal guidance. As a former prosecutor and lawyer with a
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