Since the beginning of the “war on drugs,” the authorities have taken an aggressive stance toward not only those who distribute narcotics, but also those who manufacture them. While a sizable amount of the drugs in this country are smuggled in by cartels and similar groups, drugs like LSD and meth often originate from manufacturers here in the states, including Pennsylvania.
Considering that the consequences of a drug manufacturing conviction could mean significant time in prison, it’s clear that anyone charged with this crime deserves legal representation from a Philadelphia, PA drug manufacturing defense lawyer. At the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC, our criminal defense team has secured favorable outcomes for many clients. Our process starts with a simple, no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
What Constitutes a Drug Manufacturing Charge in Pennsylvania?
All narcotics charges in the state are covered under the Pennsylvania Controlled Substances, Drugs, Device and Cosmetic Act. According to this law, drug manufacturing involves “the production, preparation, propagation, compounding, conversion or processing of a controlled substance, other drug or device.”
If you are charged with drug manufacturing, you will also likely face charges for possession with the intent to deliver.
As you might expect, drug manufacturing and other drug charges can impact your life in various ways, from putting you at risk of years in prison to making it harder for you to secure housing and employment in the future.
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What Are Some of the Consequences of a Drug Manufacturing Conviction?
The severity of your narcotic charges in Pennsylvania will depend on the type of drug you are accused of manufacturing. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), drugs are divided into five groups or “schedules.”
Schedule I Drugs
Examples of schedule I drugs include heroin, LSD, and ecstasy. Authorities consider these drugs to have the highest addiction potential and no legitimate medical purpose.
Schedule II Drugs
This group includes opiates such as cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, oxycodone, and fentanyl. Authorities consider these drugs to have a high addiction potential (although not as high as schedule I drugs), and their legitimate medical uses are limited.
Schedule III Drugs
Schedule III drugs include substances such as ketamine, testosterone, and anabolic steroids. These have a lower addiction potential and more of a legitimate medical purpose than schedule I and schedule II drugs.
Schedule IV Drugs
This group covers some prescription drugs with a low addiction potential and a well-established and legitimate medical purpose. Examples include Xanax, Valium, Ambien, and Tramadol.
Schedule V Drugs
Lastly, schedule V drugs include prescription cough syrups and other medications with a low addiction potential and an established medical purpose. Examples include Robitussin AC, Lyrica, and Parepectolin.
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What Are Some Potential Defenses Against a Drug Manufacturing Charge?
Most drug manufacturing happens inside a home or building. As a result, any evidence of this crime typically must be recovered via search or seizure. Police raids at someone’s home have a particular risk of rights abuses, as everyone has the right to a reasonable expectation of privacy.
Your Philadelphia drug manufacturing defense lawyer can use this to your advantage by calling into question how authorities carried out the search. If the police did not have a warrant (or there were mistakes with the warrant), this could help your attorney get your charges dropped.
Likewise, if the police did not have probable cause to search your property or violated your rights during the search, your lawyer can use this to your advantage.
How a Philadelphia, PA Drug Manufacturing Defense Lawyer Could Help
Whether you’re facing charges under 18 Pa. C.S.A. § 7508, federal statutes,or have, our Philadelphia drug charge defense lawyers can help you counteract the police’s narrative, bolster your defense, and aim for a favorable outcome in your case, whether that involves getting charges dropped or negotiating a plea for you.
To make this process as simple and stress-free for you as possible, we’ll take care of various legal tasks. When you work with us, you can count on:
- Regular and helpful communication in person, over the phone, or virtually
- Accurate and honest legal counsel to help you make informed decisions
- Explanations of your rights and options backed by our years of experience
- Legal guidance to help you navigate your unique situation
- Prompt and thorough answers to your questions
- Updates throughout your case
Our work begins from the moment you call us. You can share your story with us, and we’ll provide you with a no-cost and no-obligation consultation. From there, your Philadelphia drug manufacturing defense attorney will gather evidence and conduct interviews with witnesses to counter the prosecutor’s narrative.
Beyond all the legal work we do for you, we are just an email or a phone call away, so you always have someone to turn to when you have questions or need assistance.
Why Work With a Philadelphia Drug Charge Lawyer at the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC?
At the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC, we understand the importance of having legal representation, especially when facing the possibility of years in prison, significant fines, and a felony charge on your record. We’ve had the honor of working with thousands of clients over the years, and in the process, we’ve secured numerous favorable outcomes.
We offer honest and clear legal counsel to inform and empower our clients. We believe a drug manufacturing charge shouldn’t derail someone’s life, and we do all we can to help our clients get their lives back.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation Today
If you or a loved one has been charged with drug manufacturing in the Philadelphia area, you are not alone. Our team of Philadelphia, PA drug manufacturing defense lawyers is here for you. Contact the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC today for your free consultation.