Manufacturing drugs is a serious crime that can lead to harsh penalties. Anytime you make drugs, or even grow the plants that could be used for illegal drugs, you are at risk of being arrested and charged. If you are facing a drug manufacturing charge in Minnesota, you need an experienced defense attorney on your side.
Understanding Drug Manufacturing Charges
Drug manufacturing is one of the most serious drug-related charges in Minnesota. The penalties can be very harsh, with convictions leading to up to 30 years’ jail time, and fines of up to
$1 million for the most serious charges.
The actual fines and jail time will vary a lot based on several factors, including:
- The type of drug manufactured;
- The amount of drug manufactured; and/or
- A past history of drug-related offenses.
Even though medical marijuana is now legal in Minnesota, any unauthorized growing of that substance is still a crime that can lead to very harsh penalties. In the state of Minnesota, all drug manufacturing charges are felonies, with the exception of small amounts of marijuana. Any manufacturing of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamines can require you to face a penalty of 15-30 years in prison, and fines ranging from $100,000 to $1 million. Large amounts of marijuana manufacturing can also lead to similar penalties.
A drug manufacturing charge can be leveled against anyone who makes illegal drugs, or harvests and cultivates plants that could be used for illegal drugs. Whether you are manufacturing for personal use, or if you intend to sell, you can face the same harsh penalties. Even if you have a few marijuana plants growing in your backyard, you can be charged with a serious drug crime that could affect your life for a long time.
Drug Manufacturing Lawyer
Getting arrested on a drug manufacturing charge doesn’t have to be the end of your life. With the right defense team on your side, you may have your charges reduced, or even dismissed. This is especially true in cases where the amount of drug production is small or if there isn’t proof of intent to sell or distribute.
No drug charge should be taken lightly. As soon as you learn of drug charges against you, it’s important to contact a qualified defense lawyer to start building your case. Your lawyer will gather the necessary evidence to show you shouldn’t be serving serious jail time or facing harsh fines. A drug conviction can haunt you for a long time, and even prevent you from gaining future employment. Acting fast will help you now – and for the rest of your life.
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When you are charged with a drug manufacturing offense, our attorneys are here for you. At the Brown Law Offices, P.A., we can help build your case so your drug charges will be reduced or even dropped. Don’t let a drug manufacturing conviction follow you for the rest of your life. Call us today at 763-323-6555, or complete our free online consultation form.