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 meth. 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,  or any other illegal drug.

Drug Manufacturing & Cultivating

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.

You can grow up to 6 cannabis plants at home if you’re at least 21 years old. If you turn the cannabis into a product, you cannot use volatile solvents like butane or propane.

Some cities and counties have specific rules for home grows, such as permit requirements or requiring grows to be indoors. Contact your local office to learn the rules in your area.

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. Our office is conveniently located in the Westside Towers in Los Angeles, within minutes of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Westwood, and steps away from the Expo/Bundy Station. We have flexible hours and weekend appointments, and we will visit you in jail to discuss your case.