Los Angeles Marijuana Cultivation Attorney
Criminal Lawyers Fighting State or Federal Marijuana Cultivation Charges
Drug Cultivation is defined as the growing, production, and possession of plants and other naturally occurring elements with the purpose of being used in the creation of illegal controlled substances such as Cannabis seeds and marijuana plants. A grow house is a property that is primarily used for the production of marijuana. Cultivation of any amount of marijuana is considered a felony in California, and according to section HS 11358 of California's Health and Safety Codes, "Every person who plants, cultivates, harvests, dries, or processes any marijuana or any part thereof, except as otherwise provided by law, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison."
Drug offenses such as cultivation or possession of a grow house are vigorously prosecuted in California state and federal criminal courts. More and more of these crimes have begun to appear in recent years, to the point where task forces are being created to specifically handle these types of case. It is vital to have our experienced criminal defense lawyers at the law office of Cron Israels & Stark conduct our own investigation into how the evidence against you was obtained in order to provide you with a strong and effective defense.
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Our attorneys are effective negotiators who understand how to work with prosecutors to reduce the charges or mitigate the sentences received by our clients based on a thorough review of the facts. Being charged with a drug crime such as cultivation or operation of a grow house in California is a very serious matter, the ramifications of which can affect you far into the future, including your ability to get a job or buy a home or car. That is why it is very important to seek the help of a Los Angeles drug crime lawyer if you find yourself charged with such crimes. If you or someone you love has been arrested or charged with a drug-related crime, please contact our firm today and schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case.
Related Drug Cultivation Crime Stories in the News:
Los Angeles Times - "Marijuana Growers Find Fertile Ground in Malibu Hills, Santa Monica Mountains"
The Santa Monica Mountains have become fertile ground for illegal marijuana growers, with authorities reporting a major uptick in the discovery and eradication of pot-growing farms. In the last year, park rangers and Los Angeles and Ventura County sheriff's deputies have confiscated about 42,000 marijuana plants, in areas under the jurisdiction of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area or the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
U.S. Department of Justice - "Marijuana Growers Convicted of Drug and Firearm Charges"
A federal jury in Sacramento, California convicted two defendants of conspiring to manufacture at least 1,000 marijuana plants, manufacturing at least 1,000 marijuana plants, and possessing of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. The conviction on the charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes carries an additional mandatory consecutive five years to life sentence, a $250,000 fine, and five years of supervised release.