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. The Hollywood criminal defense lawyers at Fischer Redavid PLLC have the experience to handle your case.
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.
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 Hollywood drug crime lawyer to understand 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 a favorable outcome for your individual case.
We know how to poke holes in prosecutors’ cases, and 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 an especially effective one for your particular case. Our team is not afraid to innovate and get creative when it comes to defending the accused.
There are several questions we ask as we proceed with a client’s case, including:
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 Hollywood criminal defense attorney can exclude evidence, which has a crippling effect on prosecutions. Don’t wait, discuss your Hollywood marijuana cultivation or drug manufacturing case with us today.
Call our office at (954) 860-8434 if you are facing these charges! We have the resources and drive to fight for you.