Although lacking the dangerous aspects of other similarly classified drugs, marijuana possession and cultivation is still aggressively prosecuted in the state of Utah. Both state and federal law enforcement agents will actively investigate individuals suspected of marijuana growth (cultivation).
Both the state and federal government are aggressive in prosecuting people they charge with possession, distribution and manufacturing of drugs. Sentencing guidelines are also very serious. Simply possessing a small amount of a controlled substance can result in a lengthy prison sentence, so being convicted of cultivation of drugs almost guarantees an extended prison term.
For this reason, having a qualified and aggressive criminal defense attorney is vital in fighting the charges levied against you. A proper defense strategy can highlight the holes in the prosecution and find avenues with which to successfully argue your case. A drug charge can be looked at as a house of cards, if the defense can find a way to pull a single card that refutes the charges, the entire case may be brought down. Give yourself the greatest chance for this and contact Levitt Legal, PLLC today.
Salt Lake City Cultivation of Marijuana Attorney
With all the potential negative ramifications of a cultivation conviction, a focus on preparing your defense should be the first step in the process. For experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel, call Darren Levitt today to start finding solutions to this major predicament.
Darren has spent years representing individuals accused of similar crimes and will bring this experience and insight to constructing the most effective defense possible for your personal situation. This adherence to protecting your rights while arguing on your behalf will increase your chances of a reduction in charges or possibly a complete dismissal.
Call (801) 455-1743 or send an online message to schedule a free consultation if you were charged in or around the Utah counties of Box Elder, Salt Lake, Tooele, Morgan, Utah, Cache, Weber, Summit, Davis or Wasatch.
Cultivation of Marijuana under Utah Law
According to Utah Code §58-37-8, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly or intentionally:
- Produce, manufacture or dispense, or possess with intent to produce manufacture or dispense, a controlled or counterfeit substance;
- Distribute a controlled or counterfeit substance with intent to distribute.
Cultivation of Marijuana will be considered in the same category as manufacturing of a Schedule III of IV controlled substance, which is classified as a third degree felony. If this is a second or subsequent conviction, it will be classified as a second degree felony.
A Third Degree Felony comes with a presumptive sentence of up to five years in prison and / or up to $5,000 in fines.
A Second Degree Felony comes with a presumptive sentence of up to fifteen years in prison and / or up to $10,000 in fines.
Levitt Legal, PLLC || Salt Lake City Cultivation of Marijuana Arrest Lawyer
If you or a loved one is dealing with a cultivation of marijuana charge in the greater Salt Lake City region, take the steps necessary to protect your freedom by discussing your case with an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney. Darren Levitt is committed to protecting, defending and upholding freedom, property, and the constitutional rights of all the clients he represents.
Call (801) 455-1743 to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss the specifics of your case today. Darren represents those accused of criminal acts in and around the Utah cities of West Valley City, Taylorsville, Bluffdale, Tooele, Grantsville, Provo, Springville, Logan, Hyrum, Ogden, West Haven, Park City, Layton, Midway or Daniel, among many others.