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Drug Manufacturing

New York City Drug Manufacturing Attorney

Fighting Drug Manufacturing Charges in New York, New Rochelle, Yonkers, & White Plains

It is a crime to chemically manufacture any type of illicit narcotic—may it be methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or heroin. This would include the following actions:

  • Preparing
  • Synthesizing
  • Producing
  • Repackaging

Due to the risky and potentially dangerous nature of this chemical process, however, the criminal justice system in New York is particularly harsh on those who have been accused of drug manufacturing. For this reason, you should waste no time contacting a drug defense attorney from the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser if you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with this crime.

The Penalties for Manufacturing Meth

While a wide range of drugs are chemically manufactured, one of the most popular synthetic drugs in the country is methamphetamine. According to New York State Penal Code § 220.73, this crime would be charged as a class B felony for a first-degree offense—which is punishable by up to 25 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

If one was to be charged with methamphetamine manufacturing in the second degree, the crime would be prosecuted as a class C or class B felony, depending on their prior criminal history. Finally, meth manufacturing would be a class D felony if charged with a third-degree offense—which is punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a hefty fine.

What if I was in possession of paraphernalia?

Since one would need a wide variety of instruments, chemicals and equipment to successfully manufacture drugs, law enforcement could arrest you for possessing "drug paraphernalia" even if a controlled substance was not uncovered during their search. This could include any items that would be used to mix, prepare, package or dispense synthetic drugs (i.e. scales, dilutants, capsules, laboratory glassware or solvents).

According to New York State Penal Code § 220.50, possession of any such paraphernalia would be a class A misdemeanor—which is punishable by up to one year in jail. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you secure an experienced defense.

Contact a New York City Drug Defense Lawyer

If you or someone you love has been accused of manufacturing drugs, the legal team at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser encourages you to take action immediately. By enlisting the help of a criminal defense lawyer from our firm as soon as you have been arrested, you may have a much better chance of successfully avoiding a conviction. That being said, you should not hesitate to take the first step today by contacting our firm for a free initial consultation.

Call our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 813-9069 to learn more!

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