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What are the penalties for manufacturing methamphetamine?

In a recent post, this blog presented the story of a local drug arrest. In that case, connections were being made between the arrest and the popular television show "Breaking Bad" since the man arrested was a science teacher accused of manufacturing methamphetamines like the main character in the television show. This case may have left people wondering about the penalties for being convicted of manufacturing methamphetamines in Oregon.

Under ORS section 475.886, manufacturing methamphetamines is unlawful in the state of Oregon. People convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine are guilty of a Class B felony. Under this section, the minimum fine is $1,000 for manufacturing methamphetamine.

These penalties can change in certain circumstances, however. If, for example, a person is convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school the penalties increase. In that case, under ORS section 475.888, the person will be convicted of a Class A felony and fined no less than $1,000.

Under ORS section 475.900, additional factors -- including the quantity of the drug found -- will be used to determine the exact category of the crime. This category will then be used to determine the exact prison sentenced that a person can receive.

Since the exact penalties depend on a variety of factors, people facing drug charges for the manufacturing of methamphetamine should seek specific legal advice -- which this post cannot provide. For example, a person's past criminal record can also effect the specific penalties that can be given. An attorney can help people understand the charges against them, the penalties they face and the defenses available in a particular situation. With the right help, people can avoid these penalties and move past drug charges.

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