Drug Cultivation

Orange County Drug Crimes Attorney

Unless you are legally allowed to use medicinal marijuana, you could face steep penalties for cultivating marijuana in California. A drug conviction can incur heavy fines and possible jail time. You need a competent drug crimes lawyer from our Orange County defense firm to protect you from a drug cultivation charge, especially with your future and ultimately your freedom on the line.

What is involved in cultivation?

You could end up in prison if you do not have a prescription for medical marijuana, even if you are the primary caregiver for someone who does and are found to be cultivating plants.

Doing any of the following would be illegal:

  • Planting
  • Cultivating
  • Harvesting
  • Drying
  • Processing

Any of these acts done with cocaine, heroin, and many other drugs is also illegal and can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the case.

Penalties for marijuana cultivation can result in 5 years in jail for cultivation of less than 50 plants and at least 5 years in jail for 100 plants or more. The manufacturing of other drugs and narcotics is a felony that comes with up to 7 years in jail. This sentence can be increased, however, if children were present at the location, if there is a history of drug-related activity, large quantities of drugs are being manufactured, or if someone is severely injured or died while drugs were manufactured.

Pursuing the Best Possible Outcome

Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has helped countless clients who have been suspected of cultivating drugs. She can work to have your case dismissed or arrange a plea deal with the prosecution to save you from serving time jail. She may be able to enroll you in a DEJ program in which your criminal trial is suspended while you complete an outpatient drug treatment program. Another alternative is to participate in treatment and rehabilitation by way of Prop 36 so that once treatment is completed, the case is dismissed.

If you have been charged with drug cultivation in Orange County, don't wait to retain the legal services of an experienced Orange County drug crimes attorney who has a Superb rating from Avvo.

Call our Orange County drug cultivation defense firm today and see what Attorney Jacqueline Goodman can do for your case!