Avoid Severe Penalties For Meth Charges
Methamphetamine manufacturing and the assembly of chemicals used to make meth are taken very seriously by law enforcement and prosecutors in Ohio. The rise in the manufacture and use of meth in recent years has led to more severe penalties for those who are convicted. If you are charged with drug manufacture, it is imperative that you seek out experienced representation right away to protect your rights and interests.
My name is Andrew H. Stevenson, and I am an attorney who has been defending people in Lancaster and Athens against all types of drug crime charges and other criminal charges for more than 20 years. I am dedicated to helping my clients minimize the consequences they may be facing.
Handling Meth Lab Drug Manufacturing And Drug Cultivation Charges With Precision
Simply possessing the chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine can lead to being charged with a serious felony. Prison is a very real possibility, if convicted. Often people are charged with Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs simply because of the possession of common household items such as:
- Cold packs
- Starter fluid
- Propane tanks
- Drain cleaner
- Plastic tubing
- Mason jars
- Table salt
Knowledge Of Forensics And Experience Handling Complex Meth Cases
The destruction of the evidence found at the scene by law enforcement can complicate defending these charges. Additionally, the presence of children can increase the penalties you may face. I have experience dealing with these types of cases and will work hard to defeat the charges against you.
Meth manufacturing charges are very serious. Effective defense of these charges requires an understanding of the different methods used to make methamphetamine (one-pot, shake and bake, anhydrous and others), the proper procedure law enforcement should follow at the scene, and the collateral circumstances of property ownership and chemical possession.
Law enforcement often makes mistakes in processing suspected labs, including failing to obtain fingerprints, failing to collect sufficient samples, and making an illegal entry into the home or garage. Whether you are accused of manufacturing crystal meth or assembling chemicals, it is important that you have an attorney who can evaluate all aspects of the case in order to provide you with an effective and full defense.
I feel my job as a lawyer is to be dedicated to protecting your rights, your freedom and your future. I make a point to examine every detail critically to look for opportunities that can help bolster your defense. My goal is always to achieve an outcome that is in your best interest and minimize the effect it will have on your life.