California Drug Manufacturing Attorney – Health And Safety Code 11379.6 HS
How Can My Rights Law’s Drug Manufacturing Attorney Help Me?
California takes drug manufacturing charges seriously, as does the federal government. As a result, prosecutors will do everything in their power to convict a defendant accused of illegally manufacturing drugs. If you have been accused of drug manufacturing or possessing illegal drugs, in turn, you should do everything in your power to secure the best drug crime lawyer you can find.
An experienced California drug crime lawyer at My Rights Law will fight to minimize the consequences of your arrest. For a free consultation about the details of your case, call our criminal defense team immediately at (888) 702-8882 or contact us through our secure web form.
(a) Every person who manufactures, compounds, converts, produces, derives, processes, or prepares, either directly or indirectly by chemical extraction or independently by means of chemical synthesis, any controlled substance shall be punished by imprisonment of three, five, or seven years, and by a fine not exceeding $50,000.
Methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, PCP, and LSD are all examples of commonly synthesized controlled substances.
How Much Proof Does The State Have To Present?
Generally, for the prosecutor to show that you are guilty, they must prove that you used chemical extraction or chemical synthesis and knew that you were creating a controlled substance. If someone is operating a meth lab or a drug operation to make and distribute controlled substances, the state can prosecute that person for drug manufacturing, which holds severe penalties. In some situations, someone may be held liable even if they were not part of the operation. For example, if an employee uses their employer’s manufacturing plant to create the drug, the employer may be held liable depending on the circumstances.
What Are The Penalties For HS 11379.6 Drug Manufacturing?
The penalties for manufacturing drugs are severe and vary depending on the number of drugs manufactured. Under California Health and Safety Code 11379.6, if convicted of drug manufacturing, a defendant can face three to seven years in California state prison and a fine of up to $50,000. However, the sentencing may be more severe in some instances. Indeed, the sentence is more severe when a large number of drugs were produced, or the drugs were being produced in the presence of a minor under the age of 16.
Not only can a conviction result in prison time and hefty fines, but it can also impact the offender’s life in the long run. For example:
They may have a difficult time getting a job or renting a house or apartment.
They cannot possess firearms because they are convicted felons.
Their DNA will be in the California database.
Defending Against HS 11379.6 Drug Manufacturing Charges
Defenses to California drug manufacturing laws could include (but aren’t limited to) illegal search and seizure, mistaken identity, or entrapment. Other defenses could include personal use or lack of knowledge. You may wish to contact an attorney at our firm as soon as possible to review your case during a free, confidential consultation.
When you hire our team, you’ll get the benefit of our extensive insight and experience. As we build a defense for you, we may take several measures to strive to protect your rights. We may investigate all allegations and charges you are facing, work closely with our reputable experts and drug manufacturing specialists, determine where your case is the strongest, and form a strategy to work those areas in your favor and identify if any of your rights may have been violated in the process. We’ll work hard to collect the necessary evidence or get irrelevant evidence thrown out. Even better, we can work to get the charges against you dropped entirely.
Possible Civil Liability For Drug Manufacturers
Drug manufacturers are supposed to comprehensively test their drugs and warn of all the drug’s risks and dangers. If you are a drug manufacturer and failed to warn the prescribing physicians of the true nature of the drug’s risks and side effects, you could be liable to the user for the harm.
Drugs are subject to California’s product liability regulations. That means a plaintiff generally has two years to file a claim from the time the plaintiff realizes that a drug caused an injury or illness. Strict product liability laws mean the drug maker can be held responsible for damages as long as it is proven that the drug was defective or that it failed to carry the appropriate warnings without regard to the manufacturer’s negligence.
Call My Rights Law’s Experienced Drug Manufacturing Attorneys Today
The criminal justice system can be complicated, making sentencing laws confusing. If you have been charged with drug manufacturing in violation of California Health and Safety Code 11379.6, talk to the drug crime lawyers at My Rights Law about your case as soon as possible. We have a proven track record handling all types of drug matters, including drug manufacturing charges. Immediately launching a defense can improve your odds of successfully avoiding a drug manufacturing charge. Start the legal process with a free consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers regarding your drug crime case. Call (888) 702-8882 or leave us a message on our secure form today.