Drug Manufacturing in NYC & Queens
New York City Drug Crime Lawyer
Drug manufacturing is one of the most serious
drug crimes that a person may be accused of. This offense involves using certain chemical
processes to create controlled substances, in violation of the law. Most
drug manufacturing charges involve methamphetamine, a stimulant that is
classified as a Schedule II substance under the New York State Controlled
Substances Act. Most drug manufacturing charges are classified as felonies,
and a defendant may face imprisonment and fines of varying degrees depending
on the type and amount of controlled substance and whether the defendant
has prior convictions on his or her record.
The serious nature of drug manufacturing charges makes involving a
New York City criminal defense lawyer of the utmost importance. If you have been arrested for or accused of
any type of drug offense, you may be in danger of losing your freedom
and various rights. You may face years in state prison and heavy fines,
not to mention the burden of living with a criminal record for the rest
of your life. Make sure you have the best chance at avoiding a conviction
by utilizing the services of a skilled attorney as soon as possible.
Penalties for Methamphetamine Manufacturing in New York
Methamphetamine manufacturing in the third degree is a class D felony under
New York State Penal Code § 220.73. This offense is described as
knowingly possessing and intending to use laboratory equipment and certain
chemical substances for the manufacture of methamphetamine. This offense
may be charged as the class C felony of meth manufacturing in the second
degree if the defendant has a previous conviction for a methamphetamine-related
offense or is accused of meth manufacturing in the presence of another
person who is under the age of 16. Class B felony charges may apply if
the defendant has a previous meth manufacturing in the second-degree conviction
within the past five years.
Felony drug crimes, including drug manufacturing, are typically not eligible
for treatment or rehabilitation in lieu of imprisonment, and it will be
in the court's discretion to decide what a defendant's sentence
may be, depending on the unique circumstances surrounding his or her case.
Methamphetamine manufacturing in the first degree, a class B felony offense,
may carry a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $30,000.
Drug Paraphernalia Charges & Manufacturing in Queens
New York State Penal Code § 220.50 discusses drug paraphernalia charges. According to this law, a person
may face class A misdemeanor charges for being in possession of or selling
certain items that may be used to manufacture, mix, prepare, package or
dispense narcotic drugs or stimulants. This may include dilutants, adulterants,
vials, capsules, scales and balances. As such, a defendant may face misdemeanor
charges even if no controlled substances were actually found, but the
supplies to manufacture such substances were present.
According to §220.73 of the New York codes,
A person is guilty of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine when he or
she possesses at the same time and location, with intent to use, or knowing
that another intends to use each such product to unlawfully manufacture,
prepare or produce methamphetamine:
1. Two or more items of laboratory equipment and two or more precursors,
chemical reagents or solvents in any combination; or
2. One item of laboratory equipment and three or more precursors, chemical
reagents or solvents in any combination; or
3. A precursor: (a) mixed together with a chemical reagent or solvent;
or (b) with two or more chemical reagents and/or solvents mixed together.
Former NYC Prosecutor & Accomplished Defense Attorney
Led by a former prosecutor, the team at
Musa-Obregon & Associates has 100 years of combined legal experience to apply to drug manufacturing
cases. Involving an attorney now may end up meaning the difference between
formal charges and the chance to go home and be with your loved ones.
Representing clients throughout New York City, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan
and Queens, the firm is committed to only the highest quality criminal
defense representation in the face of drug charges in state,
If you or someone you know has been arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine
or another controlled substance, call today for a
free, confidential consultation.
We serve clients facing drug manufacturing charges throughout all of New
York, including Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Rockland County
and Westchester County.