Manufacturing methamphetamine that results in great bodily injury to or death of another
Manufacturing methamphetamine Charges
A charge of manufacturing methamphetamine carries a very hefty punishment. The term of imprisonment if 3, 5 or 7 years, and a fine of up to $50,000. The courts tend to treat this charge more harshly than other drug charges. Even offering to manufacture methamphetamine carries a term of 3, 4 or 5 years.
Enhancement for methamphetamine manufacturing resulting in great bodily injury
If you were arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine in your home, you could be facing a sentencing enhancement if there was an accident which led to the great bodily injury to any person over the age of 16. (For injuries to a minor under 16, please see Manufacturing Methamphetamine with a minor in the house). The enhancement is for 1 additional year per person injured, as long as the person was not an accomplice.
Enhancement for methamphetamine manufacturing resulting in death
If you were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine which resulted in the death of a person other than an accomplice, there is an additional penalty of 1 year per person killed. This enhancement does not apply is the person or persons killed were an accomplice.
Additional charges for the death or great bodily injury of another resulting from methamphetamine manufacturing
If you are being charged with murder (PC §187), manslaughter (PC §192), or a direct charge of infliction of great bodily injury (PC §12022.7), then the enhancement of 1 year will not apply to you. As a rule, you cannot be charged for murder and have an additional enhancement applied against you.
Fighting a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine resulting in death or great bodily injury
If you have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in the home which resulted in death or great bodily injury, you need to hire an attorney to fight these charges. These charges are fightable and winnable, and are very serious.
Please contactthe Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache, a criminal defense firm, to discuss fighting the charges of manufacturing methamphetamine which resulted in the death or great bodily injury of another.