New York City Drug Manufacturing Attorney
Fighting Drug Manufacturing Charges in Westchester, Bronx, Manhattan, & Scarsdale
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:
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!