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Santa Rosa Drug Manufacturing Defense Attorney

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Drug manufacturing crimes are not easily dismissible in the state of California. If you’ve been charged with this crime, your reputation and well-being may be in jeopardy. A drug manufacturing conviction could prohibit you from obtaining a job, securing a safe living situation and/or achieving overall stability, which is why it is important to hire our drug manufacturing defense lawyer to fight your charges to the most powerful extent.

There is too much at stake to wait any longer for a resolution to your charges. Whether you committed a drug manufacturing crime or not, a simple accusation could create lifelong obstacles for you. Our proactive defense attorney will guide you every step of the way towards your fight to freedom.

California Drug Manufacturing Laws

The law defines drug manufacturing offenders as those who manufacture, compound, convert, produce, derive, process, or prepare, either directly or indirectly by chemical extraction or independently by means of chemical synthesis, any controlled substance.

Controlled substances include:

  • Opiates
  • Opium derivatives
  • Hallucinogenic substances
  • Depressants
  • Stimulants
  • Narcotics
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Nalorphine
  • Ketamine

Drug schedules consist of five categories, which define the drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs that are deemed illegal in the US:

  • Schedule I: Drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.
    • Examples include: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy).
  • Schedule II: Drugs with a high potential for abuse, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence. These drugs are also considered dangerous.
    • Examples include: Vicodin, cocaine, methamphetamine, Adderall, Ritalin, oxycodone (OxyContin) and fentanyl.
  • Schedule III: Drugs with a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence. The abuse potential for Schedule III drugs is less than Schedule I and Schedule II drugs but more than Schedule IV.
    • Examples include: products containing less than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit (Tylenol with codeine), ketamine and anabolic steroids.
  • Schedule IV: Drugs with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.
    • Examples include: Xanax, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet and Valium.
  • Schedule V: Drugs with lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV and consist of preparations containing limited quantities of certain narcotics. They are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive and analgesic purposes.
    • Examples include: cough preparations with less than 200 milligrams of codeine or per 100 milliliters (Robitussin AC), Lomotil, Motofen and Lyrica.

Depending on the severity of the crime, the court may sentence you to the following:

  • 3, 5 or 7 years in prison
  • Up to a $50,000 fine

The Value of Our Drug Manufacturing Defense Lawyer

We have helped thousands of clients overcome their criminal charges, and we want to do the same for you. Our client-focused approach allows us to work closely with you and guide you throughout the legal process, so you feel informed and confident. At the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C., your rights, liberty and reputation are our number-one priority, and we are committed to building an aggressive, convincing case to effectively get your charges dropped or your sentencing reduced as much as possible.

Contact us online or call us at (707) 418-5352 for your free consultation!

Why You Can Rely on Our Firm:

  • Aggressive, proactive approach to handling criminal cases.
  • Client-oriented services.
  • 24/7 availability by phone.
  • Hands-on guidance and support through the criminal justice system.


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