Cultivating / Manufacturing

Miami Cultivating/Manufacturing Defense Lawyer

Cultivating a drug like marijuana is a serious criminal offense in Florida. The penalties for operating these so-called “grow houses” can be severe, and will usually depend on the weight and amount of marijuana found. Often, minimum mandatory sentencing with years of prison is on the table.

Manufacturing other controlled substances like heroin, ecstasy (MDMA or “Molly”), codeine, and crystal meth is also illegal. Thousands of dollars in fines and years in prison are the norm for those found guilty. What’s more, if the police allege that you were cultivating marijuana or manufacturing drugs within specified distances from churches or schools, the potential penalties can be enhanced.

Aggressive prosecution in Florida

Even as other states legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana, Florida continues to aggressively investigate and prosecute grow houses. To make matters worse, many defendants accused of operating grow houses have no prior criminal record. They grew marijuana as a hobby or curiosity and were interested only in personal use, not selling or distributing. Prosecutors and judges do not care about this. They want to put you in jail for a long time, and they want to pin the most serious possible charges on you.

Unlike other criminal investigations, police agencies spend endless resources trying to investigate cultivation and manufacturing cases. After they strike, you’ll want an experienced drug crime lawyer like me, Jordan Redavid, to know exactly how to attack those investigations.

If you are charged with cultivating or manufacturing controlled substances, it’s very likely prosecutors have physical direct evidence against you, as opposed to circumstantial evidence. These charges are not easy to beat. You need an attorney with skill and determination to achieve the best possible outcome for your individual case.

I know how to poke holes in prosecutors’ cases. I also know how to aggressively question police officers in order to find inconsistencies in their testimony. Many possible angles for defense must be considered in order to find the best one for your particular case. I am not afraid to innovate and get creative when it comes to defending the accused.

  • Did police have a search warrant?
  • Was the warrant defective?
  • Was it lawfully executed?
  • Was the arrest lawful?
  • Did police exceed the lawful scope of a consensual search?

If appropriate, certain pre-trial motions to suppress any evidence found on the premises might be a viable option. Often, not all of the evidence recovered is admissible in court. A skilled criminal defense attorney can exclude evidence, which has a crippling effect on prosecutions. Don’t wait, discuss your Florida marijuana cultivation or drug manufacturing case with me today.

For a FREE initial consultation, call 305-938-9939 or email me.

Most criminal cases are resolved by plea bargain – they do not go to trial. Sometimes, this is the defendant’s best course of action. Other times, it’s because someone made the mistake of hiring a lawyer who just can’t be bothered to go the distance for their clients. I approach every case with the confidence to go all the way to a jury verdict if that is what’s best for my client. I have a reputation not just for going to trial, but also for winning. Prosecutors know this about me, and they know that they need to put their best offer on the table to avoid a defeat in court.

Additional Services

I handle all varieties of criminal defense, DUI, civil rights and personal injury cases.


In criminal defense, results matter most. I am able to handle a wide variety of criminal matters successfully, including:

  • Traffic Offenses
  • Juvenile
  • Theft
  • Criminal Records
  • Conspiracy
  • DUI
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Drug Charges
  • Weapons Charges
  • Fraud & White Collar
  • Violent Crimes
  • Appeals
  • Sex Offenses


I began my career as Miami DUI attorney, and have valuable experience protecting individuals facing a DUI charge.

  • DUI Defense Options
  • DUI Penalties
  • Refusing Breath/Blood/Urine
  • Field Sobriety Exercises
  • Intoxilyzer 8000
  • Back on Track (BOT)
  • Boating Under the Influence


My goal is to get involved as early as possible to do everything I can to help you or your loved one.

  • Cultivating/Manufacturing
  • Possession
  • Paraphernalia
  • Sale/Trafficking
  • FL v. Federal
  • Medical Marijuana in Florida


These crimes usually involve a variety of state and federal laws, and they demand the attention to detail I will give them.

  • Accounting Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Bank Fraud
  • Government Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Medicare/Medicaid & Healthcare Fraud
  • Counterfeiting & Forgery
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Import/Export
  • Embezzlement
  • Breach of Contract
  • Insider Trading
  • Investment Fraud
  • Internet Crimes
  • Mail & Wire Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Racketeering


Our rights serve as the bedrock of our democratic society. That’s why when those rights are violated, the violators need to be brought to justice.

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil action for deprivation of rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983)
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Breach of Contract


The key to success in such cases is not limited to what occured; it is also tied to how you and your lawyer respond.

  • Auto Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful death

For help right away, or a free initial consultation, email any time of the day or night, or call 305-938-9939. I answer calls and email 24/7.