Of the many drug crimes that have been passed by the Utah state legislature one of the most severe offenses in terms of the possible penalties is in regards to the production of illegal drugs. There are a number of reasons for this, one is that the higher the penalty the more it deters criminal conduct and the legislature wants to stop the drug trade as far up the line as possible. The other theory is that those who produce illegal drugs have the opportunity to make a lot of money and therefore the penalty has to be higher to try and balance that out and make sure there is not too much incentive to produce illegal drugs.
Penalties for Producing Illegal Drugs in Utah
Along with production there are a number of other activities that are treated the same, including: distribution, possession with intent to distribute, and engaging in a criminal enterprise. How severe the penalties could be in relation to these activities depends on the type of drug that is being produced or distributed. The schedules for classifying drugs is quite complicated and very long but the important thing to know is that depending on what drug is involved an individual could be facing charges anywhere from a class A misdemeanor to a second degree felony.
Farmington Drug Crimes Attorney | Defending Against Drug Production Charges
If you have been charged with producing drugs in Farmington, Ogden, Logan, or any part of Northern Utah then call the lawyers at Ogden Criminal Defense today to get the help you need. Our attorneys have represented hundreds of drug crime clients and we know the judges and the prosecutors in Northern Utah and know how to get you the best outcome available. Facing criminal charges can be very stressful but with the help of Ogden Criminal Defense you can be sure of what your possible outcomes are and make more informed decisions about your future.