Riverside Drug Cultivation Defense Attorney
Being charged with drug cultivation:
Under California Code 11358, drug cultivation crimes are defined as planting,
cultivating, harvesting, drying, or processing marijuana or any part thereof,
except as provided by law. If you have been charged with this offense,
it is imperative that you reach out to an experienced Riverside drug crime
lawyer at Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich immediately. The sooner
you contact our
criminal defense team, the more time we have to review the charges against you, protect
your rights and help keep your record clean.
California Drug Cultivation Laws
In 1996, California passed the Compassionate Use Act (Proposition 215)
to protect the use and cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
However, patients still continue to face criminal inquiry as medical marijuana
remains a crime per federal statutes. Under federal law, cultivating marijuana
is a felony that may prompt mandatory minimum prison sentences.
Drug cultivation is considered a very serious offense, and with the confusion
of state and federal law surrounding cultivation that is for medical purposes,
it is essential to retain legal counsel from a criminal defense firm who
drug crimes cases of all kinds. With
50+ years of combined experience, we have the knowledge and skills you may need to defend against serious charges.
Defending Against Cultivation Charges
Under the right circumstances, marijuana cultivation is legal and should
be treated accordingly. It is true that you don't have the right to
grow as much marijuana as you want, and that police will arrest you if
they believe you are intending to sell the drug or are growing plants
beyond what your doctor approved, but Proposition 215 is a viable legal
defense in Riverside.
Our attorneys have ample experience defending clients who have faced marijuana
possession charges and others who have been accused of illegally growing
medical marijuana. We are familiar with the intricacies involved in all
kinds of drug-related cases. When the risk is great,
trust a firm that has a history of success in thousands of cases.