Anyone intentionally cultivating marijuana or manufacturing a controlled substance can be charged with drug manufacturing or cultivation. Anyone charged with such a crime can be tried under either Ohio or federal law or both which can mean serious jail time for a conviction. If you have been charged with drug manufacture or cultivation, you need the tough and reliable representation a reputable Cleveland drug crimes lawyer can provide.
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How drug manufacture charges are punished depends on the type of drug; that is, the “Schedule” it falls under, along with other circumstances such as whether the offense took place near a school, park, or other designated drug-free area.
Penalties for drug manufacture can include:
Cultivation of marijuana is prosecuted especially tough by federal authorities, much as other Schedule I drugs are. Cultivation of up to 50 marijuana plants can result in 5 years in prison under federal law, and a life sentence for over 1,000 plants.
You still have a right to a legal defense when charged with drug manufacturing which a skilled Cleveland drug crimes attorney can make on your behalf. If police entered your private property without a warrant and/or conducted an illegal search and seizure without probable cause, you could have your charges dropped, no matter what the police search found. Don’t take drug charges lightly— speak with Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly to review your case and begin building a sound defense strategy to preserve your rights!