San Diego Marijuana Cultivation Lawyer
Facing Charges for Cultivation of Marijuana? Call Now.
Law enforcement is heavily involved in identifying those who are involved
in cultivating marijuana, particularly larger scale operations. Both federal
and state agencies can be working on a cultivation case; in some instances,
the charges will be federal. The assumption is that you were growing marijuana
with the intent to sell, so the charges waged against you could lead to
Any evidence such as scales, cash, wrapping materials, and similar paraphernalia
will be used to support the case against you. The presence of weapons
can create a more dangerous legal situation. When any children are present
or nearby, the consequences can extend far beyond criminal charges and
impact your personal life with your children being removed from your custody
and taken by CPS.
The Penalties for Charges of Cultivation in California
The ramifications that you may be dealing with are extensive, and it is
imperative that you are prepared to fight back if you are accused of marijuana
Even if you are legally allowed to cultivate marijuana under the Health
and Safety Code 11362.5 (Proposition 215) you are not protected from legal
action from federal police agencies such as the DEA, as
marijuana possession and cultivation remains illegal under federal law.
It is illegal to cultivate marijuana, and there are various strategies
they employ to identify those involved in larger scale grow operations.
One way that a grow house can be identified by law enforcement is seeking
out residential areas in which one home is drawing far more electricity.
This is just one of the strategies law enforcement uses to find any person
Although the state has decriminalized the possession of minor amounts of
marijuana, state laws allow for heavy penalties for larger quantities,
including the following:
Cultivation of any amount: up to 3 years in state prison
Possession of any amount that more than 25.8 grams: up to 3 years in prison
Sale of marijuana related to a grow house: up to 7 years in prison
Secure an Aggressive Defense Against Your Drug Charges
There can be several charges filed in one case. How your case is defended
will depend upon the circumstances, such as what law enforcement did in
any aspect of the process. The first action that your San Diego criminal
defense lawyer will engage in is a full analysis of the facts.
There may be many things that could allow for a dismissal of charges:
- Serious errors or holes in the case
- Police misconduct
- Rights violations
Drug enforcement agents can be overzealous and overstep the bounds of the
law in an effort to arrest and charge persons they believe are involved
in the illegal drug trade, and if so, these facts will be brought to the
attention of the court. As one of the top defenders in
drug crime cases in the San Diego area, our firm is ready to move into action for you.
Call today for your free consult!