Colorado Springs Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation Defense Attorneys
Many people are overwhelmed and confused by the language of their drug charge. We are here to bring clarity to your situation and find the best possible solution to protect your present and future.
If you have been charged with drug manufacturing and cultivation, it simply means that you were involved at some point in the process with the illegal drug production process. In Colorado, the manufacturing of marijuana doesn’t qualify as a crime if it was done according to proper licensing. However, in most states, manufacturing marijuana and other drugs is a federal and state offense.
If you sell the required equipment to manufacture certain types of drugs, you can be charged. If you even offer to help produce drugs, you can be charged. Manufacturing and cultivation is generally charged as a felony, and sentences don’t just include prison time, but large fines as well. If you cultivate drugs near a school or playground, penalties can sometimes be doubled because children’s lives are in danger.
The courts see manufacturing and the intent to manufacture illicit drugs the same. If prosecution can prove that both possession and an intent to manufacture the drugs were active, you will be charged. Law enforcement looks for probable cause when making a drug crime charge. For example, if you bought pseudo ephedrine (key ingredient in methamphetamine) to treat a cold and police found it in your car, there’s not enough evidence to charge you with drug cultivation. However, if in the backseat with the cold medicine was also lab equipment used to make meth, law enforcement could have probable cause needed for an arrest.
If you have been charged with marijuana cultivation in the state of Colorado, it is especially important that you have a good defense team fighting for you. Because marijuana is seen as the exception in many cases to state and federal drug manufacturing laws, the allowances for marijuana cultivation are quite complex. We have a deep understanding of these laws and will fight aggressively on your behalf. Call us today at 719-227-0230.