If you are charged with growing or cultivating marijuana, it is usually classified as a violation of Health and Safety Code Section 11358. Under this section, every person who plants, cultivates, harvests or processes any marijuana part thereof, except as otherwise provided for by law shall be punished by imprisonment in state prison.
This is a very serious charge and you could end up in state prison if convicted. The critical issue in this case is whether you were cultivating marijuana for personal use or for sale. If you are found to have been cultivating the marijuana for personal use, you have a good chance, if you qualify, to be sentenced to drug diversion under Penal Code 1000. If you are sentenced to drug diversion, you would be required to remain free from trouble for 18 months, and your case would be dismissed.
If on the other hand, you were found to be growing the marijuana for the purpose of sale, we would have to explore entirely different options.
If you have been accused or charged with this offense, the police officers involved likely obtained a search warrant to search the premises and / or seize the evidence. It is therefore imperative that we gain as much information as soon as possible in order to attempt to quash or reverse the search warrant and to possibly expose confidential informants.
The Law Offices of Stull & Stull utilizes their knowledge and experience in approaching your defense aggressively and proactively to achieve the best possible results in your case.
If you are accused or charged with a marijuana growing / cultivation offence, you must contact us immediately, as time is of the essence in these cases. The initial consolation is free.