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Under California Health & Safety Code Section 11358, it is a felony offense to plant, cultivate, harvest, dry, or process any marijuana or any part of the marijuana plant. The exception to this law is those who have a legal permit to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes.
If you’ve been arrested on marijuana cultivation charges in Los Angeles, it’s in your best interest to speak with an experienced drug defense lawyer who can inform you of your legal rights and provide you with the aggressive defense you need against your charges. Marijuana cultivation is a felony crime, one that is punishable by up to three years in prison and large fines. In addition, having a criminal conviction of any kind on your record will be highly damaging to your personal and professional reputation. To increase your chances of winning your case and avoiding a conviction that will surely land you in prison, it’s best to contact Okabe & Haushalter as soon as possible.
We have represented many clients in Los Angeles who’ve been charged with marijuana cultivation and know of effective defense strategies for fighting these types of charges. One of the most valuable defense strategies in a marijuana cultivation case is whether or not the police conducted a lawful search and seizure. Under federal law, it is illegal to search a person or their property without a valid search warrant or just cause. If the police violated search and seizure laws by conducting a search without a warrant, any evidence they found must be dismissed from the court. Without sufficient evidence, it’s very difficult for the prosecution to continue with their case.
When you come to our firm, you can rest assured that a knowledgeable and well-practiced Los Angeles marijuana cultivation defense attorney will thoroughly look into your charges to determine if the police violated your constitutional rights, or conducted an unlawful search and seizure. If we find any evidence that may indicate the police violated the law, we will make it known to the judge immediately, and motion to have the charges dropped.
To learn more about our defense services, please contact a Los Angeles marijuana cultivation charges defense lawyer today.