Among the list of drug offenses is marijuana cultivation. In the state of Utah, even a small amount of marijuana possession can lead to imprisonment. In addition, growing marijuana plants can subject a person to felony marijuana cultivation charges resulting in heavy penalties.
For example, possession of one to 100 pounds of marijuana can lead to zero to five years in prison. Furthermore, possession of more than 100 pounds of marijuana could result in imprisonment from one to 15 years.
At Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law, Susanne Gustin will aggressively defend clients charged with marijuana cultivation, possession, and possession with intent to distribute.
She will investigate your case, look for ways to suppress any evidence working against you, and work towards dismissal of charges or other satisfactory outcomes. To examine all of your legal options, contact Susanne Gustin at (801) 243-2814 to discuss your case with an experienced defense attorney.
This firm services the following areas: Salt Lake City, Holladay, South Salt Lake, Herriman, East Millcreek, Cottonwood West, Mount Olympus, and Alta.
Under Utah law, a person is guilty of marijuana cultivation when he or she does either of the following:
This offense is in the same category as manufacturing a Schedule III or IV controlled substance.
In marijuana cases, a number of small details can work against the prosecution and make the defendant appear more sympathetic, or even call the prosecution’s credibility into question. Some of these helpful factors include the following:
All of these questions can assist the defense in weakening the prosecution’s case, thus increasing the chances of a dismissal or lesser penalties.
Depending on the circumstances, marijuana cultivation can qualify as either a third-degree felony, or a second-degree felony.
Third-degree felonies carry a penalty of up to five years imprisonment with up to $5,000 in fines.
Second-degree felonies, the penalty is up to 15 years imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines.
Drug Science- Resource for statistics on marijuana convictions in Utah.
NORML- Resource on reformation of marijuana laws
If you seek an experienced defense attorney to fight marijuana charges, call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 for a consultation.
Our firm serves individuals in Davis County, Farmington, Clinton, North Salt Lake, Centerville, and Woods Cross.