The Manufacturing of Drugs is Fought Rigorously Criminal Drug Defense Lawyers
Florida has strict laws to fight drug problems, including possession, selling, and the manufacture of drugs. According to Florida law, the manufacture of drugs is defined as preparation, production, compounding, propagation, cultivation, growing, processing, or conversion of a controlled substance. The law provides a list of controlled substances that are illegal to manufacture, which includes marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, meth, amphetamines, Vicodin, and Oxycodone. –Broward Drug Possession Lawyer
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The process might involve extraction from a natural substance, chemical synthesis, and packaging or labeling of controlled substances. Manufacturing includes the terms growing and cultivation to cover, grow houses of marijuana. Some of the common drug manufacturing crimes are operating meth lab, cultivating marijuana in grow house, and possessing, distributing, or trafficking in chemicals meant for manufacturing drugs. –Broward Criminal Lawyer William Moore
Drug manufacturing by way of cultivation of marijuana, and operating meth labs or conversion labs is on the rise in Florida. Severity of criminal charges will be based on the type of drug being manufactured or cultivated, the quantity of drugs being manufactured, proximity to certain places where the drugs are being manufactured, the intention to sell and distribute, and the prior criminal history of the accused. –Broward Criminal Lawyer William Moore
A person accused of manufacturing drugs can be charge with third, second or first degree felony. The charges can escalate to the next level of felony charges, if the place of manufacture is within 1,000 feet of a school, church, childcare facility, community center, public housing unit, adult assisted living facility, or college. Secondly, additional charges are filed for owning, renting, leasing, or possessing a property for manufacture of controlled substances. –Florida Statutes
Broward Criminal Lawyer William Moore explains that such charges are not only applicable to the person/s involved in manufacturing the drugs but also to the property owner who has rented or leased the property, knowing that it will be used for the manufacture of a controlled substance.
Florida law has also listed certain chemicals that are used in the manufacture or cultivation of controlled substances. Possessing or distributing such chemicals with the intention of manufacturing or planning to manufacture controlled substances is a crime, and is punishable under the same statutes that govern drug manufacture.
However, the most important aspect considered in awarding penalties is the type of drug being manufactured and the quantity. For instance, cultivating marijuana plants is a third degree felony offense, punishable with a fine up to $5,000, up to five years jail time, or both. On the other hand, manufacturing 200 grams or more of meth is a first-degree felony offense, punishable with a minimum mandatory sentence of 15-year jail time and $250,000 fine. Florida Drug Statutes
If 400 grams or more of meth is manufactured in combination with other chemicals, and if the manufacturing process is known to be the probable cause of death of a person, then it is a capital felony punishable by death or life without parole, and $250,000 fine.
The penalty for manufacturing meth can be compounded if it results in harm to children. According to Florida Statute 893.13(1)(g) there is a minimum mandatory sentence of five years in jail if the manufacture of meth takes place in a structure where there is child present who is under 16 years. If the manufacture of meth causes bodily harm to the child then there is a minimum mandatory jail term of ten years.
Defenses for Drug Manufacturing Charges According to Broward Criminal Lawyer William Moore
Florida law is very strict regarding manufacture of drugs and only certain defenses are allowed depending on the case. The defendant can claim a violation of his or her fourth amendment rights, and state that the search by the law enforcement authorities was unlawful. Florida law also considers a limited defense of medical necessity in certain cases.
Drug charges and the exposure to potential prison sentences that they carry often leave an accused feeling blindsided. Remember, Many alternatives exists for first time offenders which often result in a dismissal of basic possession chargers. Broward Criminal Lawyer William Moore has been handling Drug Offenses for almost 2 decades in South Florida. Call William Moore Directly if you have questions about your arrest.
Attorney William Moore has been defending crimes involving controlled substances for almost 20 years.
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