Drug Manufacturing and Cultivation
In California, it is illegal to manufacture illegal drugs or controlled
substances, including marijuana. The crime that an individual will be
charged with in regards to manufacturing or cultivation depends on the
kind of drug being made.
California Health and Safety Code 11379 makes it illegal to manufacture
or in any way take part in the process of manufacturing controlled substances
including cocaine, opium, methamphetamine, or any other controlled substances.
A common example would be running a methamphetamine lab. Additionally,
it is a crime to be in possession of the chemicals that are used to manufacture
If you have been charged with Health and Safety Codes 11358, 11379, or
any other drug related charge, call Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP
immediately. Without a skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney,
a prosecutor can decide to charge you with the worst possible crime. Lessem
& Newstat, LLP have been successful defending drug related charges
on many occasions.
Types of Drug Charges
Here at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP we have handled more than 200
jury trials on the behalf of those accused of crimes throughout Los Angeles,
and many of these cases involved drug charges. Our skilled Los Angeles
drug crime lawyers can protect your rights and help you build a compelling
defense for any of the following charges and more, so call today to schedule
a free consultation and read through our helpful drug crimes FAQ.
This specific crime involving growing, producing and possessing certain
plants or naturally occurring elements used to produce unlawful controlled
substances like marijuana plants or cannabis seeds.
Drug distribution refers to situations where an individual or group transfers
the substances from one place to another. The penalties for this drug
crime will depend on the circumstances surrounding the case.
The penalties for selling controlled substances in California can be very
steep and may include years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
If you are under investigation, immediately take action.
You can be charged with a crime for playing a role in the cultivation
or manufacturing of a controlled substance under state or federal law.
Drug manufacturing charges can also include other drug charges.
The laws regarding medical marijuana are continually changing, and many
people are accused of marijuana crimes because they do not fully understand
their rights and recent changes to these laws.
The possession of illegal drugs is a crime that carries a wide range of
penalties based on the type and amount of drug, as well as other extenuating
circumstances. Instead of accepting defeat, contact our firm.
Illegally Prescribed Drugs
Obtaining prescription drugs through illegal methods has become one of
the most prevalent drug crimes in Los Angeles over the last couple of years.
Contact us with your questions about criminal defense in LA.