Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation in Tennessee
Seek Help from a Murfreesboro Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
According to Tennessee law, you commit an offense if you knowingly manufacture
a controlled substance or possess a controlled substance with intent to
manufacture. The law defines manufacturing as the “production, preparation,
propagation, compounding, conversion or processing of a controlled substance,
either directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of natural
origin or independently by means of chemical synthesis…”
(TCA § 39-17-402 and 417).
It is also a criminal offense in Tennessee to knowingly initiate a process
intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine. It is important
that you know that a jury can infer intent to manufacture drugs based
upon the amount of a controlled substance found in your possession.
Drug Manufacturing Penalties
If you are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine you will face a Class
B felony conviction. In addition, if the manufacturing occurred near a
child, you will face heightened penalties including the possibility of
- You may also face the following:
- Hefty fines
- Substantial jail time
- Restitution to a government or private entity for rendering an area unsafe
for human use
Contact a Knowledgeable Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Attorney!
Drug laws are complex and it is important to understand your drug manufacturing
charges and all associated consequences. In order to obtain a conviction,
the prosecutor typically must prove you possessed and intended to manufacture
the controlled substance.
Our skilled Murfreesboro drug crime lawyer can help you build a defense
against these charges. If you’ve been charged with possessing certain
chemicals, we can prove you had a legitimate purpose for possessing them
and no intention to manufacture an illegal drug. In order to protect your
rights and preserve favorable evidence, it is crucial you consult with
Clarke Law Firm immediately.
Contact our office today at (615) 645-1501 for a
free case evaluation.