Operating a Meth Lab
Experienced DuPage County Defense Attorneys for Operating a Meth Lab Charges
The State of Illinois takes charges for operating a meth lab very seriously and the penalties for a conviction in this crime are severe. While all drug manufacturing charges are serious, the public safety hazards involved in “cooking meth” make prosecutors, judges and juries particularly unsympathetic towards those accused of operating a meth lab. If you are charged with drug manufacturing of methamphetamine, it is crucial to hire an experienced defense attorney to represent you. At Ramsell & Associates, LLC, we have the handled complex drug cases for over 25 years. We understand the stakes involved and know how to prepare and present an effective defense in service of our clients’ interests.
Operating a Meth Lab Charges in Illinois
Meth is one of the easiest illicit drugs to manufacture because it is primarily made out of over-the-counter medication and household chemicals. The chemical reaction involved, however, is extremely dangerous and can result in a massive explosion. Fires in meth labs can seriously injure those who are manufacturing the drug as well as innocent bystanders such as children living in the home, neighbors, firefighters, and law enforcement officers. Consequently, law enforcement aggressively pursues allegations of meth manufacturing and the courts are very tough on accused “cookers.” Our firm will fight equally hard to ensure your rights are protected and to secure the best possible outcome for your case.
In an effort to curb rapidly increasing at-home meth production, laws have been implemented to make it harder to obtain the ingredients needed to make meth and to make possession of these “precursor chemicals” illegal. If you are caught with large quantities of pseudoephedrine, which is found in cold medicines, for example, you could be charged with a felony. The prosecution must, however, prove that you were intending to uses those chemicals to produce meth. Our attorneys will work with you to craft an effective defense strategy. We can also assist with asset forfeiture matters and help you get seized property returned.
If you are charged with operating a meth lab in DuPage County or the Chicagoland area, we can help defend you against the charges you face. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and get the ball rolling on your defense.