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Drug manufacturing is a type of drug crime that refers to the making or creation of illegal controlled substances. A person can be charged with drug manufacturing if he/she was found to be producing or creating illicit narcotics or if he/she is found in possession of precursor chemicals that are involved with the manufacturing of drugs. In the U.S., many illegal drugs are manufactured every year. Drugs that are regularly manufactured include methamphetamines, ecstasy and LSD.

Florida Penalties for Drug Manufacturing

In the state of Florida, manufacturing controlled substances is usually a felony offense, depending on the amount and type of drug associated. The main concerns to take into account will be the type of drug being manufactured, the amount of drug being manufactured, if the drugs were manufactured with intent to sell, if the person has prior drug crime convictions on his/her criminal record and where the offense took place. If a drug crime occurs within 1,000 feet of a school or church, the penalties will be higher with the possibility of a minimum mandatory 3 year prison sentence. The following are the penalties for manufacturing specific controlled substances, under Florida law:

  • Drug manufacturing of Cocaine, Codeine, Morphine, Heroin, Opium, or Methadone is a 2nd degree felony offense and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
  • Drug manufacturing of Methamphetamine or Peyote is a 3rd degree felony and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Drug manufacturing is a serious drug crime that involves harsh legal penalties. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your drug manufacturing charges.

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.