Does The Evidence Add Up To Manufacturing?

Drug manufacturing is a felony charge and can result in years in prison and hefty fines for those convicted. If you're facing this charge in North Carolina, don't take it lightly. There are defenses against manufacturing charges, but you need an experienced lawyer to construct a compelling defense.

What Counts As Evidence?

If police didn't find you red-handed in a drug-cooking operation, the prosecution will have to assemble a case against you. Evidence of manufacturing can come in several forms, including:

  • Precursor equipment
  • Possession of precursor chemicals
  • Evidence that you offered to assist a manufacturing process
  • Marijuana seeds, if found alongside grow lamps and other equipment

The penalties for a drug manufacturing charge increase significantly if you were found to have been manufacturing near a school or a playground. In any case, you face serious consequences in any drug manufacturing charge and require a lawyer with a depth of experience in this area of law to protect your reputation and future.

Potential Defenses

If you had a permit or other authorization to possess the equipment or chemicals cited in your drug charge, this can provide the basis for a defense. Some items, if found alone, would not themselves support a manufacturing charge. Or if police used improper procedure during your arrest, this may play into a defense strategy. Each case is different; I can provide a greater perspective once I hear the details of your case.

Secure Experienced Defense

This is your life. Don't take chances with an inexperienced attorney to handle your drug case. I have more than 10 years of experience in both state and federal court defending clients just like you. Call 910-782-2962 today to schedule your free initial consultation at our Wilmington office. You can also contact me online if you prefer.