Federal Drug Manufacturing – 21 U.S.C. § 841
Drug manufacturing, distributing, and importing are all offenses under 21 U.S. Code § 841 that may be charged on the federal level and heavily pursued. Our federal lawyers are very knowledgeable on all the federal drug crimes and laws and we use our knowledge and skill to your full advantage to obtain you favorable results.
A conviction for drug manufacturing has three levels of punishment depending on the amount of the substance and the type of substance. The mandatory minimums vary from ten years to life from five to forty years or from zero to twenty years in prison.
If any of the drug manufacturing or distributing is occurring near a school or college, the penalties will be twice the maximum penalty. As your attorney, our duty is to get you the least amount of penalties and the best results possible. Your best interest is our top priority.
This has to do with those individuals who are manufacturing drugs to be sold somewhere in America. Where the Feds will get involved with these type of cases is when you go across state lines or you’re going internationally, or even where you have a big operation and it’s occurring in a particular state or jurisdiction.
If it’s not a big operation then the Feds usually won’t get involved. They’ll let the state deal with the manufacturing charge. Unfortunately, when it comes to manufacturing of drugs, if the federal government gets involved — the FBI, Homeland Security, DEA, Secret Service, any of their agents — then you can bet you’ll possibly be looking at mandatory minimum sentences of 5, 10 or 20 years depending on the amount of the drugs involved and the type of drugs involved.
Developing a Legal Defense Strategy
So, it’s crucial that you get to an attorney like me who’s been doing this for twenty-five years, all over the country. I know the drug laws. By the way, a lot of the drug laws are changing now in favor of defendants for the first time in many, many years that I’ve been practicing federal criminal defense. You actually have a fighting chance now.
Maybe you have a defense to the crime, but if you don’t have a defense to the crime, you’re in a much better position than you once were when it came to these federal drug charges across the county — particularly in California/Los Angeles where my main office is based.
If you have one of these manufacturing cases, what we do is we have you come in. We talk about what happened, whether you have any defenses to the case. Obviously, we will assess those and assert them at the right time. Really what we’re trying to do is get a game plan together right from the beginning if you’re charged with manufacturing drugs and you’re facing federal charges.
Part of that game plan is talking about the sentencing guidelines and how they will apply to your case. We’ll talk about who is involved in the case — whether it’s just you or other people are involved. What are some of the things you can start to do right from the beginning if you’re charged with a federal manufacturing case that can benefit and shave off years of federal custody time at 85%.
Factors Considered By Federal Prosecutor
What prosecutors are really looking at is the danger that is caused by manufacturing drugs — Not just the danger of people getting a hold of them, becoming addicting, overdosing — but the danger when you manufacture certain things can happen, especially if you’re doing it in a residential neighborhood where an explosion can occur.
Someone can be poisoned. There’s all sorts of different theories that the prosecutors come up with when they’re talking about these manufacturing charges and trying to keep people in custody when they arrest them so they can’t bail out. They’ll try to seek no bail from the federal judge. It’s my job as your attorney to try to get you out so you can help in your defense.
So, that first appearance is crucial to have your champion by your side armed with the favorable facts to you to try to get you out of custody so that you can defend yourself in the right way. So, pick up the phone; make the call.
Let’s sit down and talk under the cloak of the attorney/client privilege and we can really get down to the nitty-gritty of what I can do to help you in your federal case, what you can do to help yourself, what you’re really facing and to start to turn the tide in your favor so that you can get a result that you must have related to a federal manufacturing charge pursuant to 21 USC 841, which is a general section that the prosecutors are charging these types of crimes with.
Due to the complexity of federal laws and court system, an experienced and knowledgeable federal criminal defense attorney is essential and our lawyers in L.A. are the one that are going to persistently fight for your case. If you are facing drug manufacturing charges or any type of federal drug crime the wise step for you to take is to immediately contact the Hedding Law Firm for a free case review. We will start on your case immediately!