Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation in Modesto

Counsel From a Proven Modesto Criminal Defense Lawyer

While California has legalized medicinal marijuana, unauthorized cultivation or manufacture of controlled substances is a criminal offense. Accusations of illicit drug manufacturing are a serious matter that could jeopardize your freedom, making fighting your charges vitally important to your future.

The skilled Modesto criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Mark W. Girdner may be able to help you fight the allegations against you. Attorney Mark Girdner is a former district attorney with unpatrolled insight in defending the accused from a variety of charges, including numerous drug crimes.

Call the Law Office of Mark W. Girdner at (209) 326-1533 today to start exploring your legal options during this uncertain time.

Penalties for Marijuana Cultivation & Drug Manufacturing

While California does legally allow you to grow your own marijuana for personal consumption with a state-issued medical marijuana card, the production of controlled substances illegal in the state, whether it be the unlicensed farming of marijuana or the manufacturing of narcotics. California does not require you to be directly involved to be convicted—you can be charged if you in any way aided the manufacturing or cultivation process, or if you offer to engage in substance production.

Penalties for drug cultivation in California can include:

  • Jail sentences
  • Large fines
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Community service
  • Probation

The exact penalties for your charges will vary based on the type of drugs produced, the amount, and the intention of the production (i.e. if you were producing with the intent to sell). According to California Health and Safety Code 11379.6 HS, drug manufacturing is considered a felony, punishable by three to seven years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000, however those can both be increased if the manufactured substance is particularly dangerous (such as methamphetamines or PCP) or if you are a repeat offender.

Don’t hesitate to fight back against your drug cultivation or manufacturing charges. Contact the Law Office of Mark W. Girdner online today and request a free initial case evaluation.