Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 16-13-21(15) defines manufacturing as "the production, preparation, compounding, conversion, or processing of a controlled substance... and includes any packaging or repackaging of the substance or labeling or relabeling of its container." Most narcotics are manufactured before they are sold or distributed to anyone. Someone has to cultivate marijuana plants and prepare the leaves before the product is useable. Cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy, and all other narcotics also undergo certain preparation and packaging before distribution or use. If you are facing charges of manufacturing a drug, you could face a serious felony conviction and should hire an Atlanta Drug Defense Lawyer right away.
O.C.G.A. § 16-13-30(d) states that, unless otherwise provided, manufacturing a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance is a felony punishable by a prison sentence of 5 - 30 years. Upon conviction of a second or subsequent offense, the prison sentence can escalate to 10 - 40 years.
Don't allow your freedom to be taken from you because of such charges. A Drug Defense Attorney can provide the skilled defense that you need to avoid such harsh penalties.
At the Law Office of Jeff Manciagli, I have more than 30 years of experience defending clients from serious felony charges. No matter how much narcotics you've been accused of manufacturing or how serious your charges are, I have the experience and aggression to defend you. Just look through my case results to see my track record of success. I work with each of my clients directly and keep them informed every step of the way.