Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation
Call Our Pittsburgh Drug Crimes Attorney for Help
The manufacturing and cultivation of controlled substances is one of the
drug charges one can face in Pennsylvania. If a conviction is reached, the full extent
of the consequences depends on the type of substance created, the amount
produced, and any previous criminal record or drug charges.
When facing drug manufacturing or cultivation charges, it is important
that you do not face prosecution on your own. Contact a skilled Pittsburgh
drug crimes lawyer who can help you formulate a hard-hitting criminal
defense and fight for the best possible outcome of your case. The
Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz has served the Pittsburgh metropolitan area for 38 years and has won numerous
legal battles for his clients, including many drug crimes charges.
Call the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz at
412.453.3341 and secure the legal representation you need in your corner today.
Commonly Manufactured Drugs
Pennsylvania has some of the strictest drug laws in the nation, and the
cultivation of these substances can result in serious legal consequences.
Certain drugs can even be manufactured out of readily available materials,
in which case the possession of those substances for the purpose of drug
manufacturing may be considered punishable by law, as well.
Common controlled substances include:
Manufactured drugs are often punished based on the amount produced (or
at least how much can be proven in a court of law), and are then punished
according to their appropriate schedule. Schedule V substances are generally
the least severe, with maximum punishments being up to one year in prison
and a $1,000 fine.
Marijuana is considered a Schedule I substance in Pennsylvania, meaning
it has no recognized medical value and is considered among the most dangerous
controlled substances. Possession of marijuana plants (marijuana cultivation)
is considered a felony, with the minimum prison sentence for possession
of 10 plants set at one year. These charges are often compounded by drug
sale charges, which have their own set of laws and penalties surrounding them.
Facing drug cultivation or manufacturing charges? Contact the Law Office
of Melvin L. Vatz today to request a
free initial case evaluation.