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DuPage County Meth Lab Defense Lawyer

Are You Facing Charges For Operating A Meth Lab?

If you have been arrested for operating a meth lab, you can expect little sympathy from a judge or jury. The production of meth in makeshift labs can put innocent people at risk, including children who live in the home as well as public safety workers who respond to fires and explosions.

At the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, we defend people charged with methamphetamine manufacturing and other drug crimes. With more than 30 years of experience in the DuPage County criminal justice system, defense attorney Philip R. Nathe has a solid understanding of how to mount an effective defense for people charged with operating a meth lab. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Meth Manufacturing and Precursor Chemicals

One of the ways that the U.S. government seeks to control meth production is to make it illegal to possess precursor chemicals such as pseudoephedrine and anhydrous ammonia. Pseudoephedrine is contained in over-the-counter cold medicines, and some of the ways people obtain large quantities of these drugs include smurfing (making multiple purchases at different stores) and shoplifting. Possession of precursor chemicals is a felony.

There are defenses to charges of possession of precursor chemicals. For example, if you are arrested with cold medications containing pseudoephedrine, police must prove that you intended to use the chemicals to manufacture meth.

Other charges related to the operation of a meth lab may include participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, methamphetamine-related child endangerment, and methamphetamine delivery. These offenses are typically charged as Class 2 felonies or higher, and a conviction may result in a lengthy prison sentence and large fines.

Defense attorney Philip R. Nathe has experience as a former assistant state's attorney prosecuting a range of drug charges and other crimes. Mr. Nathe will work hard to help you obtain the best possible outcome to your case.

Contact an Experienced DuPage County Meth Manufacturing Defense Attorney

Our decades of experience allows us to provide our clients with an aggressive and effective defense. To schedule a free initial consultation with a DuPage County lawyer experienced with charges of operating a meth lab, email us or call 630-416-7600, toll free at 888-583-6197.

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