Drug manufacturing is the broad term for manufacturing, cultivating, or taking part in the production of a controlled substance. You likely face prison time, extensive fines, suspension of your driver’s license, and potential other long-term consequences such as loss of employment or difficulty obtaining employment. You may be charged at the state level or also under federal law. Regardless if you are charged at the state level, the federal level, or both, an experienced Savannah, GA drug lawyer can help you by evaluating against you, fighting the charges, and building a defense that can reduce the penalties you face.
The drug crime attorneys at Jarrett Maillet J.D., P.C. are dedicated to every case and driven to protect every one of our client’s rights. Whether your charge is minor or major, at the state or federal level, your professional reputation and personal life are on the line. We realize that the stakes are high, and are prepared to fight to clear your name.
In Georgia, it is a felony to manufacture controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, LSD and other synthetic drugs. Cultivation of marijuana, even small amounts grown for personal use, is a felony.
A drug manufacturing charge can bring on severe criminal penalties that impact the convict’s life. Such a charge can be made for individuals who are found to be:
Meth, or methamphetamine labs are often the target of drug manufacturing charges whether legitimate or not. Drug manufacturing and cultivation premises are sometimes tracked by police through energy usage when it is seen to be abnormally high. Even if you are not involved in the manufacture of any drug, you may find yourself in legal trouble if the property you are renting is being used for drug manufacturing.
Cultivation of 10 pounds or less of marijuana is a felony punishable by a minimum of 1 and maximum of 10 years imprisonment. Cultivation of over 10 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 5 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $100,000. Cultivation of 2,000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 7 years and maximum of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. Cultivation of 10,000 pounds or more is punishable by a minimum of 15 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.
You do not have to face imprisonment, fines, and other serious penalties due to a drug manufacturing conviction. By working with a Savannah, GA criminal defense lawyer at Jarrett Maillet J.D., P.C., you can fight these allegations and ensure that your rights are protected and your interests represented throughout the entire criminal process. Your initial consultation with our attorney is free.
Understand the offense is the best way to build a strong defense. Attorney Jarrett Maillet is a former prosecutors, he knows how they think and the steps they will take to build their case against you. We take proactive steps to block the prosecution’s case and protect our clients’ freedom. Our lawyers thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest. If your constitutional rights were violated in any way, we will fight to have evidence thrown out and your charges dropped. Contact our office today at 912-713-3426 for a free consultation. We handle cases throughout coastal and southern Georgia.