Bryan & College Station Drug Manufacturing Lawyers
Comprehensive Legal Services for Drug Manufacturing Cases in Brazos County
Are you facing legal issues related to drug manufacturing in Texas? Look no further than Shane Phelps Law, a reputable law firm specializing in drug manufacturing defense. Our team of experienced Bryan & College Station drug manufacturing attorneys is dedicated to protecting your rights and providing you with aggressive and effective legal representation. We understand the complex nature of drug manufacturing cases and are here to guide you through the legal process.
Are you facing drug manufacturing charges in Texas? Call Shane Phelps Law today at (979) 773-7028 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with one of our drug manufacturing attorneys in Bryan & College Station!
What is Drug Manufacturing?
Drug manufacturing refers to the process of producing controlled substances or illegal drugs. It involves any activity related to the cultivation, synthesis, extraction, or compounding of drugs with the intent to distribute, sell, or possess them unlawfully. Drug manufacturing can involve various substances, including but not limited to methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, LSD, MDMA (ecstasy), and marijuana.
What are the Penalties for Drug Manufacturing in Texas?
The penalties for drug manufacturing in Texas depend on several factors, including the type and quantity of drugs involved, prior criminal history, and aggravating circumstances. The state has different penalty groups for controlled substances, ranging from Penalty Group 1 (the most serious) to Penalty Group 4.
For example, if convicted of manufacturing drugs listed in Penalty Group 1, such as cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, the penalties can be as follows:
- State Jail Felony: Manufacturing less than one gram can result in a state jail felony, punishable by 180 days to two years in state jail and fines of up to $10,000.
- Third-Degree Felony: Manufacturing one gram or more but less than four grams can result in a third-degree felony, carrying a punishment of two to ten years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
- Second-Degree Felony: Manufacturing four grams or more but less than 200 grams can result in a second-degree felony, punishable by two to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
- First-Degree Felony: Manufacturing 200 grams or more but less than 400 grams can result in a first-degree felony, carrying a punishment of five to 99 years in prison or life imprisonment and fines of up to $10,000.
The penalties become more severe for larger quantities of drugs or if the offense involves certain aggravating factors, such as manufacturing drugs in a drug-free zone, near a school, or involving minors. Additionally, the penalties can be significantly enhanced if the drug manufacturing offense results in injury or death.
It's important to note that Texas law also considers the possession of certain chemicals or equipment used in drug manufacturing as a separate offense, and individuals may face additional charges and penalties for possessing drug paraphernalia or precursor chemicals.
Defenses to Drug Manufacturing Charges
Being charged with drug manufacturing in Texas can have serious consequences, but it's important to remember that everyone is entitled to a strong defense. Several potential defenses experienced attorneys at Shane Phelps Law can explore on your behalf. Here are some common defenses to drug manufacturing charges:
- Lack of Knowledge: One possible defense is to argue that you were unaware that the substance you were involved with was illegal drugs or that you were unaware of the manufacturing process. Proving a lack of knowledge can be challenging, but with a thorough investigation and analysis of the evidence, our attorneys can build a strong defense based on this premise.
- Unlawful Search and Seizure: The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. If it can be shown that the evidence used against you was obtained through an illegal search or seizure, it may be possible to have the evidence suppressed or excluded from trial. This can significantly weaken the prosecution's case.
- Entrapment: Entrapment occurs when law enforcement induces or encourages an individual to commit a crime that they would not have otherwise committed. It may be a viable defense strategy if you can demonstrate that you were coerced or persuaded into engaging in drug manufacturing by law enforcement or their agents.
- Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the sufficiency of the evidence against you is another defense strategy. Our skilled attorneys will carefully examine the prosecution's case, scrutinize the evidence, and challenge its validity. If the evidence is weak or unreliable, it can cast doubt on the charges and weaken the prosecution's case.
- Violation of Constitutional Rights: If your constitutional rights were violated during the arrest, search, or interrogation process, it may be possible to suppress evidence or have the charges dismissed. Our attorneys will thoroughly review the circumstances of your case to identify any potential violations of your rights.
- Chain of Custody Issues: Drug manufacturing cases often involve evidence in the form of drugs, chemicals, or equipment. Establishing a clear chain of custody for this evidence is crucial. If there are gaps or inconsistencies in the chain of custody, it can raise doubts about the integrity and reliability of the evidence.
- Mistaken Identity: If the evidence supports that you were mistakenly identified as the individual involved in drug manufacturing, our attorneys can present a defense based on mistaken identity. This can involve presenting alibi witnesses or providing evidence that you were not present at the scene of the alleged crime.
Our Bryan & College Station drug manufacturing lawyers will thoroughly investigate, analyze the evidence, and develop a customized defense strategy tailored to your situation.
Contact Our Bryan & College Station Drug Manufacturing Attorneys Today
If you are in need of experienced Bryan & College Station drug manufacturing attorneys, Shane Phelps Law is here to help. We understand the complexities of drug manufacturing cases and their potential impact on your life. With our commitment to excellence and personalized approach, we will tirelessly advocate for your rights and work towards achieving the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact Shane Phelps Law today to schedule a FREE consultation with our experienced team of drug manufacturing lawyers in Bryan & College Station!
Our Bryan and College Station criminal defense attorneys can investigate your case, examine all of the available evidence, and develop an effective and personalized defense strategy to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Do not risk facing serious charges without our experienced and trustworthy legal assistance.
Although this may be an overwhelming time in your life, you do not have to work through matters on your own. We are here to ensure your voice is heard through the criminal justice system, and to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve from start to finish.
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