Cultivation / Manufacture / Intent to Distribute
In today’s anti-drug culture a conviction for any drug related criminal offense can have far reaching and long-lasting negative consequences. If the conviction is for the cultivation, manufacture, or distribution of a controlled substance you will also likely face the possibility of a lengthy term of imprisonment and/or a hefty fine in addition to the other non-judicial consequences. If you were recently charged with a drug offense involving cultivation, manufacturing, or distribution you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side immediately to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the prosecution of your case.
Both Missouri and Kansas broadly divide drug related offenses into “possession” offenses and “sale related” offenses. “Sale” offenses may actually include cultivation, manufacture, distribution, delivery, production, and/or intent to do any of the foregoing. As a general rule, the penalties for the sale of a controlled substance are significantly more serious than for possession. The precise penalties you face if convicted depend on several factors, including, but not limited to:
- Which state you are prosecuted in
- The type of controlled substance (marijuana, cocaine, oxycodone etc.)
- The category of drug involved
- The quantity of the drug involved
- Where you sold/tried to sell the drugs
- To whom you sold/tried to sell the drugs
- Your criminal history (or lack thereof)
With the exception of marijuana related offenses, almost all offenses that involve the sale, cultivation, manufacture, or distribution of a controlled substance are felony offenses. The conviction of a felony can haunt you for a lifetime, causing a ripple effect in every aspect of your life. At the Law Office of Heath A. Stuart, Chartered we understand what is at stake for you which is why we are dedicated to aggressively defending you and your rights and tirelessly fighting to prevent a conviction.