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Oakland Drug Manufacturing Attorney

Defending Your Felony Drug Charges

If you're facing drug manufacturing charges, you need and deserve a hard-hitting Oakland drug crime attorney fighting in your corner. Attorney Castillo has years of experience defending all levels of drug charges, and he is prepared to aggressively defend you!

Attorney Castillo is selected for inclusion in California's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list for 2013, he earned the Client Distinction Award for 2013 by Martindale-Hubbell®, and he's been featured in many media outlets, including CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX. With Attorney Castillo's professional recognitions and media experience, you can be confident that your drug case is in highly capable hands.

California's Drug Manufacturing Laws

In California, drug manufacturing is covered under the Section 11379.6 of the Health & Safety Code. Under this section, every person who manufactures, compounds, converts, produces, derives, processes, or prepares a chemical extraction directly or indirectly, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, any controlled substance specified in Sections 11054 – 11058, shall be punished to three, five, or seven years in prison and by a fine not to exceed $50,000.

Under Section 11379.7, any person who is convicted of violating 11379.6 or 11383 involving methamphetamine or phencyclidine, and the offense was committed or attempted in a structure in the presence of a child under 16, shall be sentenced to an additional two years in the state prison.

Legal Defenses to Drug Manufacturing Charges

Just because you were arrested, it doesn't mean that you have to be convicted. There are a number of legal defenses, any one of which may apply to your case. Your actions may have been merely preparatory, or your search and seizure rights may have been violated, or you could have been at the wrong place at the wrong time. Or, you may be a victim of false accusations or mistaken identity.

As an experienced drug crime lawyer, Attorney Castillo will explore every possible angle and look for any holes in the prosecution's case that may exonerate you. In a free consultation, we will carefully examine your case and develop a defense strategy to protect your constitutional rights, your freedom and your reputation.

Call our Oakland criminal defense firm today!

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Of Our Clients

  • I would highly recommend Mr Castillo to anyone.

    “Mr Castillo represented me on a criminal case in which I was falsely accused in 2012. He took over the case from a previous lawyer who was less aggressive and not actively pursing my defense. Mr Castillo is a confident, aggressive and very persistent lawyer. He kept my family and I up to date on the case and also returned our calls on time. Mr Castillo persuaded me not to take any deal and wanted take the case to trial because he was confident that he would win. With the Lord's guidance and Ernie's aggressiveness my case was dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr Castillo to anyone.”


  • I would recommend Mr. Castillo without any reservation.

    “Ernie Castillo was highly recommended to us. I researched and interviewed a few attorneys before making a decision of who we were going to select. It's so tough selecting when you're skeptical with the horror stories of attorney's not feeling the passion for their work but the money. After long conversations my husband and I decided to go with Ernie to represent our son in a serious case with multiple charges. We were not disappointed at all. Mr. Castillo expertise exceeded our expectations. His was thorough, he kept us up to date on the case, answered all our questions, returned our calls in a timely manner, he's truly a genuine and sincere person. Most of all his knowledge in handling the case was remarkable. I can't express thanks enough to Ernie for the spectacular job he did defending my son who was facing years in jail. He took a stressful situation and relieved it with a positive outcome. I would recommend Mr. Castillo without any reservation.”


  • I can't thank Ernie enough for investing his time and sincere efforts to helping my family out. He truly is a master of his craft.

    “A few years back, Ernie Castillo represented a family member of mine who was charged with a vehicular offense. Although minor compared to the high profile cases Ernie is accustomed to, Ernie took the case with the utmost professionalism and was able to reduce the charge so that my family member's record was not affected. I can't thank Ernie enough for investing his time and sincere efforts to helping my family out. He truly is a master of his craft.”