Quincy Drug Cultivation Defense Attorney
Have You Been Arrested for Marijuana Cultivation in Norfolk County?
The criminal offense of drug cultivation refers to the growing and harvesting of marijuana which is classified under the Massachusetts Controlled Substances Act as a Class D drug. Under Massachusetts law, it is a crime to knowingly cultivate or sell marijuana. A conviction of marijuana cultivation can lead to serious penalties which is why you should enlist the help of a qualified Quincy or Hingham criminal defense lawyer immediately upon your arrest.
At Flanagan & Associates, you will find highly-rated legal representation that includes personalized and attentive client service. As a former private investigator, Attorney Dave Flanagan knows how to conduct an intensive investigation into your case so as to uncover favorable evidence that can prove invaluable in your defense. His mission is to help you secure the optimum case result. He works persistently from start to finish to achieve that.
Marijuana Cultivation in Massachusetts
If you are convicted of cultivating or selling 50 pounds or less of marijuana product you will face criminal penalties based on whether you are a first-time offender or a repeat offender. For a first offense, you will face up to two years in prison and a fine of $500 up to $5,000. If you are convicted for a second or subsequent cultivation offense, the penalties imposed include up to two and a half years in prison and a fine of $1,000 up to $10,000.
The criminal offense of the sale or cultivation of 50 to 99 pounds of marijuana is a felony punishable by a prison term of one year up to 15 years and fines of $500 up to $10,000. A mandatory minimum of one year in prison is part of this sentencing. The penalties for marijuana cultivation increase according to the amount involved in an arrest.
The rest of the increments involved in the scale of penalties are:
- 100 to 1,999 pounds punishable by three to 15 years in prison and fines of $2,500 to $25,000 with a mandatory minimum sentence of three years
- 2,000 to 9,999 pounds punishable by five to 15 years in prison and fines of $5,000 to $50,000 with a mandatory minimum sentence of five years
- 10,000 or more pounds punishable by 10 to 15 years in prison and fines of $20,000 up to $200,000 with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years
Additional penalties will be incurred if the above offenses are committed within a specific distance from a school or park or if a minor was used in the commission of the crime.
How a Quincy Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help
Facing such harsh sentencing as listed above requires legal help that is experienced and skilled. If you've been arrested for cultivation in or around Quincy, you can discuss your situation with a reliable Quincy drug cultivation lawyer in a free case consultation. Get the knowledgeable legal advice and support you need at this critical time from a firm that has demonstrated its competence.
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