Drug Manufacturing Tough Federal Criminal Defense Since 1970

Los Angeles Federal Drug Manufacturing Attorney

Charged with Drug Manufacturing? Retain Our Certified Criminal Law Specialist.

Drug manufacturing pertains to the growing and distribution of an illegal controlled substance, such as meth, marijuana and psychedelic drugs. Unfortunately, you may be charged with a federal crime if you are found to possess chemicals used in the manufacturing of drugs, or an apparatus or machinery related to drug cultivation. This doesn’t necessarily imply that you are guilty of drug manufacturing if you possess a marijuana seed or pseudoephedrine (the cold medicine used to make meth), but possessing these items could be used as evidence against you.

Since 1970, our Los Angeles drug manufacturing defense lawyer has proven his ability to successfully fight drug accusations of various types and degrees. These experiences paired with our attorney’s criminal law expertise can benefit your case because we understand the defense strategies that can best resolve your charges. With over 275 jury trials handled in state and federal courts across the country, Shemaria Law Offices has what it takes to win.

Fight your Los Angeles drug manufacturing charges today. Reach out to us online or by calling (310) 953-4004!

State & Federal Drug Manufacturing Laws

Under California Health and Safety Code 11379.6 every person who manufactures, compounds, converts, produces, derives, processes, or prepares any controlled substance shall be punished by imprisonment for three, five or seven years and a fine of up to $50,000.

Under federal statute 21 U.S.C. § 841, a person who knowingly or intentionally manufactures a controlled substance (including marijuana) may be charged with drug manufacturing. This is a felony that is punishable by a statutory maximum of up to 20 years in prison or as such:

Mandatory minimum of five years to forty years in prison:

  • 5 grams or more of actual meth
  • 28 grams or more of crack
  • 40 grams or more of fentanyl
  • 1 gram or more of LSD
  • 50 grams or more of a mixture containing meth
  • 10 grams or more of PCP
  • 100 grams or more of heroin
  • 500 grams or more of cocaine
  • 100 kilogram or more of marijuana (or 100 or more plants)

Mandatory minimum of ten years to life in prison:

  • 50 grams or more of actual meth
  • 280 grams or more of crack
  • 500 grams or more of a mixture containing meth
  • 400 grams or more of fentanyl
  • 1 kilogram or more of heroin
  • 100 grams or more of PCP
  • 5 kilograms or more of cocaine
  • 10 grams or more of LSD
  • 1000 kilogram or more of marijuana (or 1,000 or more plants)

We Can Represent Your Drug Manufacturing Case

The consequences of a drug charge are life-changing, so it is important to seek the legal expertise of a knowledgeable drug charge defense attorney if you are being investigated for drug manufacturing. At Shemaria Law Offices, we have key experience in criminal defense and federal court which is needed to help fight your drug manufacturing charges.

After reviewing your case closely, we may employ the following drug manufacturing defenses:

  • You lacked knowledge of illegal drug manufacturing
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • False accusations/mistaken identity
  • Lack of evidence
  • No probable cause for arrest
  • You had authorized access to the drug manufacturing facility and/or chemicals in question
  • Police misconduct

When you depend on us, we will ensure your rights are protected every step of the way. To begin the fight for your freedom, contact us at (310) 953-4004 today.

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    Joseph Shemaria

    Founding Attorney

    Joseph Shemaria graduated from UCLA Law School in 1969, with the most prestigious academic honors. He was also a Senior Editor of UCLA Law Review and graduated "Order of the Coif," the highest academic award. Mr. Shemaria started specializing in criminal defense in June 1970 and has tried cases in both state and federal courts from coast to coast. He has also handled over 1,000 state and federal appeals and writs, 30 of which were published in the permanent, official law books. Mr. Shemaria has ...
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Why Choose Shemaria Law Offices?
  • Over 50 Years of Legal Experience
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization, California State Bar
  • Handled State & Federal Cases in 24 Individual States
  • Tried Over 275 Cases to a Jury
  • First & Youngest Attorney Ever Appointed to a Death Penalty Case
  • Member of the L.A. County Bar Association