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Drug Manufacturing Penalties

In drug manufacturing cases, the definition of "manufacture" is the preparation, production, compounding or processing of a controlled substance, by direct or indirect methods, or by extraction from a substance of natural origin. Common examples of manufacturing operations include marijuana "grow houses," ecstasy labs, and "meth labs" for the manufacture of methamphetamines. For federal prosecutors to successfully convict a person on federal drug manufacturing charges, they must be able to prove the following three elements beyond reasonable doubt:

  • The defendant actually manufactured a controlled substance
  • The defendant was aware that what they were manufacturing was a controlled substance
  • The defendant intentionally and willfully manufactured the controlled substance

Should a person be convicted of drug manufacturing, they can face penalties that include fines, property and asset seizure (both business and personal) and prison sentences of decades to life. It is in your best interest to contact a defense lawyer if you have been charged with drug manufacturing, as you will want professional legal representation that maximizes your chances of a successful case outcome.

Defense Against Drug Manufacturing Charges

The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. is a federal criminal defense law firm with a proven record of success, and this record is reflected in the national recognition the firm has received. In addition to being AV® Rated and given the title of "SuperLawyers," our firm has also received commendations from entities such as the FBI, US Attorney General, IRS, and the US Secret Service. Our legal team is ready to provide you with aggressive and tenacious help in your drug manufacturing case, and we will utilize all of our available resources in pursuing a reduction or full eradication of the charges against you.