L.A. Firm Defends You Against Charges of Manufacturing or Cultivating Drugs

Experienced criminal law attorney protects your rights

In California, manufacturing a controlled substance is a felony. So if you are convicted of making illegal drugs, you face more than a year in prison and hefty fines. An experienced attorney, however, may be able to have the charges reduced or dismissed. As soon as you retain the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi, we begin working for your freedom.

What is drug manufacturing?

Drug manufacturing refers to any activity that contributes to the production of a controlled substance. One of the most common manufactured drugs is methamphetamine. To be convicted of drug manufacturing in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California, your participation in the manufacturing process need only be minor. Below are some of the penalties you face for drug manufacturing:

  • Three, five or seven years in prison
  • Up to $50,000 in fines
  • An additional five-year prison term if children reside at the site of the manufacturing operation or are harmed in the production process

The penalties may increase if you produce a large quantity of PCP, methamphetamine or any other illegal drug.

Cultivation of marijuana

Although marijuana possession laws in California are fairly lenient, individuals who cultivate the pot face severe penalties. If you are convicted of marijuana cultivation under Section 11358 of the California Health and Safety Code, you face up to three years in prison. You need grow only a single plant to be charged with cultivation. If you have more than one cannabis plant, you may be charged with intent to sell, as the prosecution may argue that you have more marijuana than would be reasonable for personal use.

Defending drug manufacturing and cultivation suspects in California

If you are charged with manufacturing or growing a controlled substance, we at the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi have the experience to devise an effective defense. You can speak with an attorney at our firm by scheduling an initial consultation online or by phone at (310) 448-1529. We have flexible office hours and we return calls promptly. Our office is in Los Angeles in the Westside Towers, within minutes of Santa Monica, Brentwood, Beverly Hills and Westwood.