Chicago Marijuana Cultivation Lawyer
Drug Cultivation Charges in Chicago
Growing marijuana is illegal in the state of Illinois and there are no
exceptions to the law, even if you have a valid physician's prescription
to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. If you are found guilty of drug
cultivation, you could face serious penalties, depending on how many plants
are found in your possession.
Keep in mind thought that the word "plants" can include something
as tiny as a budding seed, so the number of plants will be determined
arbitrarily, as in one prosecutor may not count a budding seedling, while
Grow houses with multiple plants can lead to extremely serious felony charges.
If children were in the home or in the area, the charges filed against
the accused can be even more severe. If you need a lawyer for a drug cultivation
case, contact a Chicago criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of
Have you been charged with drug cultivation in Chicago?
Depending on how many plants are found, you could be charged with either
misdemeanor or felony drug cultivation.
Raising less than 5 plants is usually considered a misdemeanor, but if you are charged with this crime, you could still face up to a
year in jail. If you are found cultivating 5 to 20 plants, you could face
penalties such as 1 to 3 years in prison.
- Drug cultivation that involves 20 to 50 plants can result in a sentence
between 2 to 5 years. In most cases, you may also face a $25,000 fine
in addition to jail time for cultivating anything more than 5 plants.
If you are a first-time offender for drug cultivation, you may be given
24-months of probation and avoid a jail sentence.
- People found raising more than 50 plants do not have this probation option,
not even for a first-time offense, and could face 3 to 7 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine.
Looking for a lawyer for a drug cultivation case in Chicago?
If you are facing drug cultivation charges, don't hesitate to call
my firm right away. Being arrested for
drug crimes can be a confusing and frightening experience, and the threat of a long
sentence is very real. As a Chicago drug cultivation lawyer, I strongly
advise that you do not admit to anything or answer any questions by police,
the DEA or other investigatory unit until you have spoken me. I have successfully
represented numerous clients charged with a cultivation of marijuana,
and I am a zealous defender of rights, and will fight for you from start
to finish. I am on your side.
Contact the Law Offices of Mitch Furman to speak with a Chicago criminal defense attorney today to get started
on your case!