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.