What Is Manufacturing Drugs or Narcotics
California Health and Safety Code Section 11379.6, is self defined, but even if no drugs were manufactured and a defendant offered to produce these narcotics, an arrest can and will be made by an executive officer.
In addition, examples of supporting evidence that drugs or narcotics are being manufactured by someone include the presence of large quantities of the drug, or paraphernalia such as scales and measuring equipment.
Determining Factors of California Health and Safety Code 11379.6
Before any case can be brought to court, there are factors of the crime that will need to be verified. Manufacturing Drugs or Narcotics is no different, and these factors include:
· The accused partook in the production or manufacture of controlled substances
· The accused extended a suggestion to produce or manufacture drugs
· The accused did not have the licensed credentials to do so
Penalties and Fines for California Health and Safety Code 11379.6
The fines and punishments for Manufacturing Drugs or Narcotics if convicted, include:
· Prison: up to 5 yrs | Fines: up to $50,000
In addition to these penalties, if a minor was at the location while controlled substances were being manufactured, an additional penalty of five years is usually implemented.
It should be noted that felony or misdemeanor charges are determined by specific circumstances of the case, and the court will deliberate on these, before reaching a conclusion.
How to Hire a Law Firm for California Health and Safety Code 11379.6
If you’ve been arrested for manufacturing narcotics or drugs, call a skilled criminal defense attorney, such as MacGregor and Collins at 949-250-6097. Some common defenses for this crime include that the defendant did not participate in the manufacture of drugs. Instead, a lawyer can build a strong case to prove that the defendant was instead a witness rather than a participant of the crime.
Are you new to the State of California and need to learn more about criminal offenses and their penalties? We have built a convenient resource center at the California Section Penal Codes Library.