Any drug crime accusation has the potential to be life changing. A change of possession or sale of drugs can come with significant consequences but they pale in comparison to what you could face if convicted of drug manufacturing.
The good news is that there are defense options. Keep reading to learn three examples. Remember that the best way to defend your case will depend on a variety of factors and only your criminal defense attorney can give you specific advice on how best to defend your case. If you are in this position and want a free legal consultation, contact Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre at 800-572-1252.
- You had no knowledge of the activities
- The police illegally searched your property
- You are falsely accused
Most drug laboratories are hidden and those running them take steps to keep them concealed. It may be that you own a property on which drugs were being manufactured but you did not know it. If this is the case, we can work to have the case dismissed on the grounds that you knew nothing about what was going on and that you were not involved in any way.
If a police officer does not follow search and seizure laws to the letter, then anything they find can be challenged as evidence. If the entire search was unlawful then everything they found could potentially be excluded. If we can get enough evidence excluded, then the prosecution will not have a strong enough case to convict you.
If we show that you had no knowledge of the activities as demonstrated in the first point, then we are agreeing that you acknowledge that drugs were being manufactured. However, what if you were not involved at all? It may be that it is a case of mistaken identity. You may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. It may even be that you are being set up to get revenge. Eyewitnesses and informants can both be unreliable, and we can show that in a court of law.
Your attorney can help prevent further charges
As if a charge of drug manufacturing were not enough, you could also be charged with additional consequences. For example, if the drugs were being manufactured with a certain number of feet of a school or playground, or if someone was killed in the process of manufacturing the drugs. The general penalty for a conviction is up to seven years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines, but mitigating circumstances could result in even stiffer penalties.
Call now for a free legal consultation
It is true that these are scary charges and you should take them seriously. However, you do not need to panic. Just contact Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre at 800-572-1252 for a free legal consultation. We will go over the facts to find the best possible defense options for you.