Pasadena Cultivation Attorney
Cultivating Illegal Drugs
Cultivating illegal drugs like marijuana is against the law. State statutes define marijuana as any part of the cannabis sativa L plant, growing or not, including the seeds and resin. It does not include the mature stalks of the plant or fiber produced from the plant. Possessing up to 28.5 grams of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor and punishable by up to $100 in fines and court-ordered rehabilitation, training or treatment. The possession of more than 28.5 grams of marijuana is punishable by up to 6 months in county jail and a maximum fine of $500. A conviction for cultivation of marijuana however, will result in imprisonment in a state prison, and is a much more serious offense.
If you have been charged with cultivating marijuana or another illegal drug, contact a Pasadena drug crimes lawyer to discuss your case and find out about your legal options. You will need a skilled criminal defense attorney who knows drugs laws to properly defend you in court.
Cultivation Lawyer in Pasadena
Marijuana cultivation is both a state and federal crime. Under federal law, penalties for cultivation include:
- Incarceration from 5 to 40 years
- Fines from $250,000 to $4,000,000
- Asset seizure
The amount (quantity) of the drug found will determine the severity of the sentencing. Penalties will also escalate if the cultivation occurred near a school.
The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller is experienced in criminal cases involving drug crimes such as cultivation. We have both state and federal trail experience and know how to build a strong defense if you are facing cultivation charges. Our firm will also look for ways to challenge the evidence against you and have your charges reduced or dismissed.
Contact a Pasadena Cultivation Lawyer
from our office for sound legal counsel regarding your defense options if you have been charged with the drug crime of cultivation.