Every drug manufacturing crime case is different from the next and the prior, and so each one is unique in how it must be handled. There are, however, basic guidelines and grounds that show up in every case. In particular, the prosecution will have to set up certain points of contention and prove them as they see fit to their argument if they want to secure a conviction.
What the Prosecution Needs to Prove in Your Drug Crime Case
- Identity: Before anything else can really be taken into consideration, they need to prove that you are in fact the person tied to the crimes they suspect. Mistaken identity is a real problem in the criminal justice system and could be the source of your charges.
- Intent: Manufacturing drugs is a serious crime, even more so than simply possessing or selling them. The prosecution will have to show that you not only had the means to manufacture or cultivate illegal drugs but that you also intended to do so, either for personal use or sale later.
- Actual Manufacturing: In marijuana cases, the state usually proves that the defendant was growing marijuana. In most other cases of manufacturing, the state does not actually prove the creation of controlled substances. Manufacturing, per statue, includes packaging and repackaging controlled substances. Most cases of manufacturing don't involve actual drug labs. Most manufacturing cases involve the state proving that the defendant simply packaged or repackaged drugs.
If you have been charged with drug manufacturing crimes in Portland, Oregon, the more you can know about your case, the better. Take a look at this list of points the prosecution will want to prove to increase your knowledge of the legal battle ahead. If you know you need legal representation now, you are also encouraged to dial 503.483.4025 and speak with Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law, LLC. With more than 100 jury trials under my belt and a "Superb" Avvo rating, you know you can trust me with your defense. Contact me today to schedule a free consultation.