Drug Manufacture & Cultivation

You can be charged with drug manufacturing or cultivation if you grew, harvested, prepared, or created a controlled substance. Marijuana or hashish grow houses, meth labs and designer drugs are the most common business operations that result in drug manufacturing charges. California medical marijuana growers are particularly at risk for criminal charges.

If you have been charged with drug manufacturing or drug cultivation, call my San Diego or Murrieta law office for skilled legal defense. I'm defense lawyer Keith H. Rutman. For more than two decades, I have defended clients facing drug crimes charges ranging from simple possession to drug smuggling in state and federal court.

The challenges you face, and the possible consequences of a criminal conviction for drug manufacturing or cultivation, are severe. You deserve a fighting chance. That's what you will get at my firm. Contact my law office to set up a free, confidential consultation.

Thorough Investigation — Aggressive Defense

I will investigate whether the officers, investigators and prosecuting attorney acted properly, and will answer such question as:

  • Is this charge the result of police harassment of a legal medical marijuana grow operation?
  • Did the police have probable cause for a search warrant?
  • If there was an informant (someone who told the police about you), was he or she reliable?

Contact Keith H. Rutman, Attorney at Law

Whether you have been accused of growing a few marijuana plants, running a meth lab or engaging in large or small scale distribution, I will fight hard to get you the best deal possible. If I can't obtain a dismissal or acquittal, I will try to reduce the potential penalties. To schedule a free consultation and for an aggressive defense, call toll-free, 888-714-6354, or 619-573-4988 or contact my San Diego office online.

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