Drug Cultivation/Grow House
Drug Cultivation Charges in South Florida
The primary drug crop for cultivation in South Florida is marijuana. These plants thrive in the hot and humid sub-tropical climate of South Florida. Marijuana makes a perfect crop for profit and cultivation and this activity has exploded in recent years. When it comes to indoor marijuana cultivation, Florida is one of the nation’s leaders. “Grow Houses” have been found in more than two-thirds of Florida’s counties, and over 1000 Grow Houses have been disassembled in Florida to date.
The increasing number of arrests relating to marijuana cultivation can be attributed in large part to the weak economy. The downturn of the Florida real estate market has essentially left homes open for cultivation. The rise of abandoned and foreclosed homes in Florida combined with the high level of unemployment has created the ideal situation for cultivation and grow-house operations.
Because marijuana is so easy to grow in South Florida, locally grown marijuana is a concern for law enforcement in the area. Most of the marijuana consumed in Florida is grown locally.
Law enforcement agencies across the Tri-County area have been increasing their attention on cultivators, and the prosecution of individuals who are considered to be commercial growers. If you have been arrested on drug cultivation charges, it can result in serious penalties, including years in prison for large amounts of marijuana. Because the penalties you may be facing are so heavy, it is critical to have an experienced Drug Cultivation/Grow House defense attorney at your side from the very beginning. The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. has the years of experience and dedication that is crucial to your defense when you are being investigated or have been chargedwith a drug crime and you are hoping to avoid conviction.
Consequences of a Drug Cultivation Conviction
If you are growing marijuana in or around your home and think you won’t face serious felony drug charges, then here are two things you should know
- Drug crime penalties are based upon the quantity of the drug found. Marijuana plants are heavy and bulky. Just a few plants can lead to felony charges if the police feel there was intent to sell the substance, or if the threshold amounts are exceeded.
- You’re punishment will be enhanced if you’re caught growing in a “drug-free zone” (within 1000 feet of a school, park, playground, church or convenience store)
Experienced and Aggressive Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer
Florida Criminal Defense lawyer Richard G. Salzman will work every angle to get your Drug Cultivation/Grow House case dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge to avoid the harsh sanctions of a Drug Cultivation conviction.
The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. handles Drug Cultivation/Grow House cases as well as other drug related criminal charges. If you have been charged with Drug Cultivation in South Florida and are in need of personalized representation, The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. can offer the criminal defense you deserve. Our firm offers years of experience in successfully defending criminal cases throughout South Florida.
The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. is a well-respected, full service, highly qualified and professional Florida Criminal Defense Law firm located in Hollywood, Florida with a Regional office in Naples, Florida. Richard G. Salzman is dedicated to the aggressive representation and defense of those accused of Drug Cultivation or operating a hydroponic operation. The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. is committed to provide you with the vigorous defense you need. We will aggressively analyze, review and address all of the legal, factual, and scientific issues and defenses that may arise in your case.
When you retain The Florida Criminal Defense Law Firm of Richard G. Salzman, P.A., you can be assured that The Florida Criminal Defense Law Firm of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. will not only defend your rights, but will help to guide you through the confusing and stressful criminal process. If you were arrested for growing marijuana in your home, contact The Florida Criminal Defense Law Firm of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. today to discuss your case.
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Richard G. Salzman, Esq.
Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A.
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Hollywood, FL 33021
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Naples, FL 34110