Manufacture or Cultivation of Drugs in Missouri.
A criminal charge for manufacturing a controlled substance is a serious offense which could result in a felony on your record. It also has one of the biggest ranges of punishment ranging from an E felony, the lowest in Missouri, to an A felony, which could result in a minimum of 10 years imprisonment.
When you are charged with possession of prescription drugs, you want to have somebody on your side who is knowledgeable about the subject, who has had District Attorney drug training, and has handled cases involving manufacture or cultivation of drugs.
James Krupp, a trial attorney with over 30 years of experience in Missouri law, has a proven track record in various legal matters, including personal injury, business litigation, traffic cases, workers’ compensation, and criminal cases. With his extensive experience, James is well-equipped to provide expert guidance and representation to clients facing drug charges.
In addition to his impressive professional background, James Krupp's commitment to his clients is evident through the outstanding results he has achieved for them. His ability to work closely with clients and understand their needs makes him an excellent choice for those seeking legal representation in drug-related cases. With numerous successful cases and satisfied clients, James is a highly recommended attorney for your legal needs.
On the other hand, Ryan Krupp is a criminal defense attorney who has experience in both Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. During his time as a prosecutor, Ryan appeared in court on behalf of the State of Missouri and Kansas, prosecuting various criminal cases such as Domestic Violence, Assault, Drug Cases, SVU Cases, Juvenile Offenders, and other felonies and misdemeanors. His familiarity with the prosecution side of drug cases makes him an invaluable asset when defending clients against drug charges.
As an alumnus of Marquette High School and Missouri Baptist University, where he excelled in academics and sports, Ryan brings a winning mindset to his legal practice. His passion for helping people and ensuring justice, combined with his extensive experience, makes him a strong choice for clients facing drug charges. In addition to his courtroom successes, Ryan has also been recognized for his legal knowledge and skills through awards and honors such as being inducted into the Order of the Barristers and receiving the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional Law.
At the Krupp Law Firm, we have the experience and have had success analyzing the consistency of lab reports and the evidence involving many drug charges. With attorneys like James and Ryan Krupp on your side, you can be confident in their ability to provide expert legal representation in drug-related cases. They are dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of the legal system and ensuring the best possible outcome for each case.
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Overview of Missouri Law on Manufacturing Drugs:
Manufacture of a Controlled Substance: E to A felony
In Missouri, a person commits the offense of manufacture of a controlled substance if, except as authorized under Missouri law if he or she:
- Knowingly manufactures, produces, or grows a controlled substance;
- Attempts to manufacture, produce, or grow a controlled substance; or
- Knowingly possesses a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, produce, or grow any amount of controlled substance.
The offense of manufacturing or attempting to manufacture any amount of controlled substance is a class B felony when committed within two thousand feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary, vocational, or secondary school, community college, college, or university. It is a class A felony if a person has suffered serious physical injury or has died as a result of a fire or explosion started in an attempt by the defendant to produce methamphetamine.
The offense of manufacturing or attempting to manufacture any amount of a controlled substance, except thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, is a class C felony.
The offense of manufacturing thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid is a class E felony.
Manufacture of an Imitation Controlled Substance: E felony
In Missouri, a person commits the offense of manufacture of an imitation controlled substance if he or she knowingly manufactures with intent to deliver any imitation controlled substance.
The offense of manufacture of an imitation controlled substance is a class E felony.
Unlawful Manufacture of Drug Paraphernalia: E felony
In Missouri, a person commits the offense of unlawful manufacture of drug paraphernalia if he or she unlawfully manufactures with intent to deliver drug paraphernalia, knowing, or under circumstances where one reasonably should know, that it will be used to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance in violation of Missouri law.
The offense of unlawful manufacture of drug paraphernalia is a class A misdemeanor, unless done for commercial purposes, in which case it is a class E felony.
Drug Courts in St. Charles and St. Louis County:
For many people charged with manufacture of a controlled substance, drug courts are not an option and prosecutors will aim to use the full extent of the law to prosecute those suspected of being drug dealers. Drug courts are aimed at helping people with an addiction get treatment, beat their addiction and also avoid prosecution for the crime. In some circumstances the accused may be eligible for drug court and it might be the best option. It is best to speak with your attorney to see what the best option is for your case.
What Do I Do When I’m Charged With Manufacturing a Controlled Substance?