After an arrest for drug manufacturing, a person’s life can be turned upside down. It’s often difficult to bounce back from the social stigma attached to being arrested, even if a person isn’t even convicted. Families, friendships, and careers can be ruined and you may not know how to put your life back together. Fortunately, the criminal justice system offers individuals the opportunity to defend their rights and uphold their reputation. No matter how serious the charges against you or how challenging your situation may be, never give up.
At Farah & Farah, our law firm is dedicated to seeking justice for our clients. As hard-working and compassionate attorneys, we aren’t afraid of a legal fight and are prepared to assist those facing a wide range of criminal charges. To find out more about your legal rights and options, call us at 855-797-9899 for a free consultation.
What Are Potential Penalties of a Drug Manufacturing Charge?
Florida Statute 893.13 states that “it is unlawful for any person to sell, manufacture, or deliver, or possess with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver, a controlled substance.” The degree of the charge filed against a person can become all the more severe if he or she is charged with manufacturing a drug within a structure where any child under the age of 16 is present or within 1,000 feet of a child care facility; public or private college or university; a place of business; place of worship of a church or religious organization; public housing facility; or an assisted living facility.
In addition to extensive jail or prison time, an individual convicted of drug manufacturing may also face steep fines, probation, and community service obligations.
Building a Solid Case
It can be especially difficult to stay positive when law enforcement or prosecution uses intimidating strategies to get a confession or guilty plea. Whether you or your loved one has been arrested, it’s very important for a lawyer to be consulted before any plea bargains are accepted or before a guilty plea is made. There may be unlawful aspects of the arrest or interrogation procedure that haven’t come to light yet. There may also be legitimate evidence that hasn’t been obtained yet. With an experienced lawyer on your side, you can rest assured that all of these factors as well as many others will be thoroughly examined.
A person can only handle so much when facing serious criminal penalties. The stress alone is enough to make most people give up, but you don’t have to. For drug-related crimes, including those involving alleged manufacture, alternative sentencing options may be available to help prevent recidivism and treat drug addiction or substance abuse. In many instances, a defense lawyer will push for drug diversion as a way to show that the defendant is serious about rehabilitation and contributing to society.
Getting the Help You Need in Jacksonville FL
One of the scariest aspects of being charged with drug manufacturing is the unknown. At Farah & Farah, we help our clients combat the charges being held against them first by helping them understand the law, their rights, and the options for defense. No matter how complex your case, justice is possible. Contact our firm by calling 855-797-9899 to learn more about how we can help.