Marijuana Cultivation Defense Lawyer in Atlanta
Drug cultivation is the crime of growing or harvesting plants or seeds to produce an illegal drug. In Atlanta, the most commonly cultivated drug is marijuana. Marijuana can be cultivated either outdoors or indoors, and is harvested from the cannabis seed. Any person who engages in drug cultivation will face felony drug charges.
Penalties for Marijuana Cultivation in Atlanta, GA
Marijuana cultivation is always tried as a felony offense. If you are found guilty of marijuana cultivation, the judge will consider a number of factors before imposing a sentence. First and foremost, the judge will take into consideration the quantity of marijuana or cannabis that was cultivated. Other important factors such as whether or not the drugs were being cultivated for sale, as well as whether or not you have any prior drug convictions on your criminal record, will be taken into account by the court. After considering all factors, the judge will impose a sentence.
Common penalties for marijuana cultivation in Atlanta include incarceration for no less than one year, large fines, probation, community service, drug treatment, driver's license suspension, and a mark on your permanent record. Furthermore, a drug conviction will result in more than just legal ramifications. Having a drug conviction on your record will be detrimental to your reputation, and can make it very difficult to find a quality job, obtain loan, or earn certain professional licenses.
Strong Representation from an Atlanta Drug Crime Attorney
If you have been arrested on marijuana cultivation charges, it's extremely important to hire an established Atlanta drug crime attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can review your case and explain your constitutional rights and best options. Mr. McNally has a great deal of experience and understanding in Georgia drug crimes law, and has successfully defended many clients against drug cultivation charges. During the legal process, he will make sure you have the attention, care, and resources you need to overcome your charges. In court, our attorney will fight hard to protect your rights, and will negotiate to have your charges reduced or thrown out.
Contact our firm's Atlanta drug crime lawyer to begin building a defense against your charges.