The Illinois Controlled Substances Act, 720 ILCS 570/102(z) defines "manufacture" as "the production, preparation, propagation, compounding, conversion, or processing of a controlled substance other than methamphetamine." Manufacture of any controlled substance is outlawed in 720 ILCS 570/401 and is punishable as a felony.
Methamphetamine is one of the most abused substances when it comes to manufacturing and is also one of the most dangerous. To compound methamphetamine, an individual must risk inhalation of toxic fumes and the possibility of a fire or explosion. 720 ILCS 646/15 states that meth manufacturing is a Class 1 felony, but can be aggravated if a child under 18 or a pregnant woman is present; if it is done in a multi-unit building; or if anyone suffers bodily injury or death as a result of inhalation or an explosion. This is only one reason why manufacturing is illegal, along with the fact that possession, possession with intent to deliver, and trafficking drugs are illegal, as well.
Why You Need An Attorney For Manufacturing Charges
Unless you retain an experienced and aggressive Champaign criminal defense lawyer, you stand very little chance of having your drug crime charges dismissed. The legal team at Patel Law, PC can provide the representation you need. We have represented thousands of criminal cases, including federal crimes such as drug conspiracy, and we work together on every case to provide maximum support and defense. Call today to set up an initial consultation appointment and learn more directly from an attorney.
For nearly 20 years, our legal team has defended clients in the Champaign-Urbana area. We handle cases ranging from drug crimes to violent crimes, so call today for a free case evaluation. Attorney Baku N. Patel has tried more than 200 cases to verdict and is a former federal prosecutor. He is also certified to defend murder cases before the Illinois Supreme Court. You will not find a more qualified representative to defend your case, so don't wait. Retain our firm for the skilled and experienced defense you need to fight your drug crime charges.