Manufacturer/Sales and California Law
Unless you are a licensed pharmaceutical company, the manufacturing and sale of drugs is illegal. Both California and Federal laws prohibit the manufacturing or sale of drugs by a non-authorized individual or entity. Those engaged in the illegal manufacturing or sale of drugs, are consequently, highly pursued by government agencies at all levels, meaning that it is highly unlikely that mass production or sale of an illegal drug will go unnoticed by law enforcement and you will get caught eventually.
Drugs that are illegal to manufacture or sale in California as well as most other states include:
- Cocaine, rock cocaine and crack cocaine.
- Prescription painkillers.
- Stimulants without a prescription.
Penalties for Manufacture and Sale of Drugs in California
When compared to the penalties associated with drug possession, penalties for the manufacture/cultivation and sale of drugs in California are much harsher. While possession of illegal drugs in California is a crime that is aggressively pursued by law enforcement, manufacture and sale of illegal substances are on a completely different level of punishment. The danger associated with the harm that could be inflicted as a result of a large-scale manufacture or sale of drugs is enough to warrant the application of harsher penalties for these crimes.
Almost any violation of state or Federal law that pertains to the manufacture or sale of any controlled substance is tried as a felony, with prison time, hefty fines, and the forfeiture of any and all property purchased with any drug profits. Therefore, if you are charged with a drug manufacturer or distribution charge, it is important to seek the services of an aggressive, experienced defense attorney with success in dealing with drug manufacture and sales charges.
Factors that Can Affect Sentencing and Charges of Manufacture or Drug Sales
Three factors that prosecutors, both state and Federal, consider when determining sentencing of and the specific charge in the manufacture or drug sales charges include the following.
- The amount of drug and the scale of the operation.
- The degree of involvement in the operation of minors, the selling of the drug to children, and the selling of drugs near a school.
- Factors like previous probation violations or a record of similar convictions.
R.J. Manuelian is a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Who has Successfully Represented Clients Accused of Drug Manufacture and Sale
As a heavily prosecuted set of crimes, charges of manufacture and sale of drugs require the legal skills of an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney. R.J. Manuelian is an experienced, aggressive los angeles drug crimes lawyer who has had great success in producing positive outcomes for those charged with drug violations. If you or a loved one has been accused of drug manufacture or sale, contact R.J. for a free evaluation of your case.