Aggressive Defense Against Manufacturing And Distribution Charges
Florida Statute Section 893.13 prohibits the possession, sale, distribution, manufacture or delivery of controlled substances. Individuals who are arrested with large quantities of controlled substances may be charged with possession as well as manufacturing and distribution. Charges may be filed for activities such as:
- Operating meth labs
- Growing marijuana
- Manufacturing cocaine, crack, LSD, Ecstasy or heroin
Depending on the type and amount of drug you are charged with manufacturing or distributing, you may face state or federal charges (21 U.S.C. Sections 841 and 851). Penalties for conviction of a federal charge may include mandatory minimum prison sentences ranging from five years to life. Additional penalties may include fines and probation.
Individuals may also be charged with possessing, distributing or trafficking the chemical components for the manufacture of illegal drugs.
Our Tampa drug manufacturing lawyers are skilled in state and federal criminal defense. We are aggressive litigators who have defended thousands of criminal cases. As a former prosecutor, attorney Mark J. O’Brien understands how the government prosecutes drug manufacturing and distribution cases. We will investigate the evidence against you and develop a defense strategy tailored to your case. As in all drug defense cases, we will examine the legality of the search of your home or car, the existence of probable cause and the use of any informants.
Our case results in this area of practice include achieving a not guilty verdict on the counts of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 5 grams or more and less than 5 grams of methamphetamine. A guilty verdict could have resulted in 260 months to life in prison. We obtained a verdict of not guilty on all counts.