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Have you been charged with growing or manufacturing a controlled substance in Texas?
Growing, cultivating, or manufacturing a controlled substance in Texas is a serious crime that typically leads to heavy fines and prison time. You’re going to want all the help you can get to win your case – call Phillip Linder today and let his experience in the courts of Dallas work for you.
Four Factors that Determine Your Penalty
Arrests for manufacturing charges can lead to very different consequences depending on the four following factors:
- Quantity of the Drug – How much of the drug was manufactured?
- Type of Drug – The different penalty groups all result in unique consequences.
- Method of Manufacturing – Location and method often affect the charges.
- Criminal Record – Are you a first-time offender?
Penalty for Misdemeanor Drug Manufacturing
Those who are arrested for manufacturing small amounts of minor drugs or who manufacture drugs not included in the 4 penalty groups are likely to be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. While not as severe as a felony, a Class A misdemeanor carries the following penalties:
– Up to one year in jail
– Fines up to $4000
Penalty for Manufacturing a Drug from the 4 Penalty Groups
Manufacturing any drug from the 4 penalty groups can lead to a long jail sentence, pending the type and quantity of the drug, and the circumstances surrounding the crime. These are the maximum penalties that may be given to those charged with manufacturing a drug from any of the 4 penalty groups:
– Up to 99 years in prison
– Fines of up to $250,000
Potential Defenses to a Drug Manufacturing Case
If you’ve been arrested for manufacturing drugs in Texas, it’s worth putting a full effort into defending your case to reduce penalties and potentially end up with no consequences. These are some of the defense strategies that are typically effective when defending drug manufacturing cases.
Illegal Search and Seizure
If we can prove that the arresting officer illegally searched your vehicle without permission, that may be a viable strategy for winning your case.
It’s possible that a witness mistakenly identified you in this crime, or that you have an alibi that confirms that it actually wasn’t you. If this can be proven, it might be effective for your case.
No Knowledge of the Crime
Sometimes a defendant may be caught in an area where drugs are being manufactured, but not have knowledge of what was happening. This can be a successful strategy depending on the circumstances.
Phillip Linder Will Boost Your Chances of Winning in Court
An arrest for drug manufacturing often carries harsh penalties, and you’ll want an attorney with experience by your side. Phillip A. Linder has many connections in the Dallas area and has worked in the local courts for over 25 years. Count on his knowledge and experience to work for you – contact us for a free consultation today.