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The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC, Melbourne criminal defense attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in defending drug manufacturing or distribution cases throughout the Brevard County area, including Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Grant-Valkaria, Indialantic, Indian Harbor Beach, Malabar, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Bay, Palm Shores, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, and West Melbourne.

Drug Manufacturing Defense Attorney in Melbourne FL

From small-scale marijuana grow houses to larger operations, after a raid by law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant or a search warrant, you may be facing imprisonment, massive fines and other life changing penalties. If you are facing charges relating to drug manufacturing or distribution, it is vital that you secure legal representation. Due to grow houses' popularity all over Florida, law enforcement agencies have intensified investigations. Contact us to discuss your specific situation.


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Drug Manufacturing or Cultivation Charges Defined

Under Florida law, a drug manufacturing charge comprises possession and natural cultivation of elements essential to produce illicit drugs. This charge may also comprise possession or distribution of the chemicals used for the manufacture of illicit drugs.

Other drug charges that may be associated with drug manufacturing are grow house operations, controlled substance possession or cultivation, trafficking or distributing. The laws governing this form of charge differ based on the type of drug you were attempting to cultivate and the quantity produced. The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy represent all types of drug manufacturing and distribution charges.

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Drug Manufacturing Penalties under Florida Law

According to Florida State Statute 893.1351 for ownership, lease, rental, or possession for trafficking in or manufacturing a controlled substance:

  1. A person may not own, lease, or rent any place, structure, or part thereof, trailer, or other conveyance with the knowledge that the place, structure, trailer, or conveyance will be used for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance, as provided in s. 893.135; for the sale of a controlled substance, as provided in s. 893.13; or for the manufacture of a controlled substance intended for sale or distribution to another. A person who violates this subsection commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

  2. A person may not knowingly be in actual or constructive possession of any place, structure, or part thereof, trailer, or other conveyance with the knowledge that the place, structure, or part thereof, trailer, or conveyance will be used for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance, as provided in s. 893.135; for the sale of a controlled substance, as provided in s. 893.13; or for the manufacture of a controlled substance intended for sale or distribution to another. A person who violates this subsection commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

  3. A person who is in actual or constructive possession of a place, structure, trailer, or conveyance with the knowledge that the place, structure, trailer, or conveyance is being used to manufacture a controlled substance intended for sale or distribution to another and who knew or should have known that a minor is present or resides in the place, structure, trailer, or conveyance commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

  4. For the purposes of this section, proof of the possession of 25 or more cannabis plants constitutes prima facie evidence that the cannabis is intended for sale or distribution.

This means that simply owning a place that you know will be used for the purposes of drug manufacture, cultivation, or trafficking is a third-degree felony; being in actual or constructive possession of the place is a second-degree felony; a minor's presence automatically escalates the charge to a first-degree felony charge.


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Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC | Drug Distribution Defense Attorney

If you are located in Brevard County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Indian River County or Orange County and you are in need of a drug crime lawyer, let our criminal defense attorneys represent your case related to drug manufacturing.

The drug defense lawyers in Brevard County at the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC have extensive experience in dealing with the State of Florida drug laws. Let us use our experience to aggressively defend you. Provide us with the specific details of your case in our online form or call (321) 253-3447 to speak directly with an attorney.

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