New York Unlawful Manufacture of Meth Lawyer

New York state is fighting an increasingly rising impact of meth on its citizens. The drug is classified as a Schedule II drug because it has such a high risk of abuse. Currently, there is only one legal use for meth and that is in a prescription drug called Desoxyn.

Even the legal use of Desoxyn is extremely limited and only allowed for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity.  There are three types of unlawful manufacturing of meth ranging from the first degree to the third degree.

If you are being accused of this crime, you should speak with a New York unlawful manufacture of meth lawyer for advice on how to fight this allegation. Retain the service of a skilled drug attorney and rest assured that you are in capable hands.

New York State Laws Regarding MethSection 220.73 of the New York Penal Code

This code makes it illegal for a person to manufacture meth in the third degree. Under this law, if a person intends to manufacture meth and possesses two or more pieces of lab equipment along with two or more precursors, solvents, or chemical reagents they have violated the law.

A person can also break this law if they intend to produce meth and possess one piece of laboratory equipment and three or more chemical reagents, solvents, or precursors.

A violation of the law also occurs when a person intends to prepare meth and possesses a precursor mixed with a chemical reagent or solvent, or a precursor mixed with a two or more solvents or chemical reagents mixed together.

Lastly, a person can be guilty of violating this law if they possess these items and know that someone else intends to use them to create meth. This is a class D felony crime punishable by one to two and a half years in prison. A New York unlawful manufacture of meth lawyer can defend individuals who face charges.

Section 220.74 of the New York Penal Code

This code refers to the unlawful manufacture of meth in the second-degree. This crime is a class C felony punishable by one and a half to five years in prison. With this crime, a person has to have committed the same acts as unlawful manufacture of meth in the third degree but has to have done so in front of someone under 16 years’ old with the accused being at least five years older.

Additionally, a person can be charged in the second degree if they have been convicted of criminal possession of precursors of meth, possession of meth manufacturing materials, unlawful disposal of meth laboratory materials, or unlawful manufacture of meth in the first, second or third-degree within the past five years.

Section 220.75 of the New York Penal CodeThis code refers to the unlawful manufacture of meth in the first degree and is a class B felony. For conviction of this crime, a person has to have committed the crime in the second degree within five years of a prior conviction for unlawful manufacture of meth in the first, second, or third-degree. A New York unlawful manufacture of meth attorney can attempt to mitigate the penalties that an individual may face.

How an Unlawful Manufacture of Meth Lawyer Can Help

Anytime you have been accused of committing a crime, it is smart to speak with a New York unlawful manufacture of meth lawyer for advice on how to move forward.

It is especially helpful if you are accused of unlawful manufacturing of meth, because the degree of the crime you will be charged with can be more severe depending on your past history. A current conviction can have a serious impact on your future as well.

In a criminal case, the prosecution has the burden of proving that you committed the crime. They must prove each element beyond a reasonable doubt. A New York unlawful manufacture of meth lawyer can help by arguing that each element fails the standard of beyond a reasonable doubt. Contact an attorney that can advocate for you.

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