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Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana

Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana is a serious offense in Ohio. Whether grown indoors or outdoors, cultivation of marijuana can result in serious consequences including jail and/or costly fines and court costs.

An aggressive Ohio Cultivation of Marijuana lawyer can help you throughout the legal process from arraignment to trial. There may be many issues regarding your Ohio Cultivation of Marijuana case. It’s important to examine all the relevant evidence in order to determine the best defense for your Ohio Cultivation of Marijuana case.

Generally, police officers must have a valid search warrant in order to enter your home or premises. Questions that must be considered include: whether adequate probable cause existed for the issuance of a search warrant and whether the search warrant was executed within the standard time frame. An experienced Ohio Cultivation of Marijuana Defense Lawyer can determine the answers to these and other questions surrounding your Ohio Cultivation of Marijuana case.
Another major issue surrounding Ohio Cultivation of Marijuana cases is the amount of marijuana alleged to have been removed from the premises. 

The weight of the seized amount of marijuana will determine the level of offense for which you are charged. Every aspect of your Ohio Cultivation of Marijuana case must be examined.
If you are alleged to have committed the offense of Cultivation of Marijuana, it makes no difference whether you were growing to sell the contraband or for your own personal use. Again, it is critical to scrutinize each and every aspect of the prosecution’s case against you so that an effective defense can be prepared. You need an aggressive and thorough Ohio Cultivation of Marijuana Defense Lawyer.

Cultivation of Marijuana is an offense that involves the growing of marijuana. The penalties associated with Cultivation of Marijuana vary depending on the amount alleged and are as follows:

Cultivation of less than 100 grams of Marijuana is a Minor Misdemeanor and is punishable by a maximum fine of $150.00. If, however, the offense occurs within the vicinity of a school, it becomes a Fourth Degree Misdemeanor and is punishable by a maximum fine of $250.00 and a maximum jail sentence of 30 days.

Cultivation of 100 grams but less than 200 grams of Marijuana is considered to be a Fourth Degree Misdemeanor and is punishable by a maximum fine of $250.00 and a maximum jail sentence of 30 days. If the offense occurs within the vicinity of a school, the offense becomes a Third Degree Misdemeanor and is punishable by a maximum fine of $500.00 and a maximum jail sentence of 60 days.

Cultivation of 200 grams but less than 1 kilogram of Marijuana is Fifth Degree Felony and is punishable by a maximum fine of $2,500.00 and maximum prison sentence of 12 months. If the offense occurs within the vicinity of a school, the offense becomes a Fourth Degree Felony and is punishable by a maximum fine of $5,000.00 and a maximum prison sentence of 18 months.

Cultivation of 1 kilogram but less than 5 kilograms of Marijuana is a Third Degree Felony and is punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000.00 and a maximum prison sentence of 36 months. If the offense occurs within the vicinity of a school, the offense becomes a Second Degree Felony and is punishable by a maximum fine of $15,000.00 and a maximum prison sentence of 2 to 8 years.

Cultivation of 5 kilograms but less than 20 kilograms of Marijuana is a Third Degree Felony and is punishable by a maximum $10,000.00 fine and a maximum prison sentence of 36 months, with a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 9 months. If the offense is committed in the vicinity of a school, the offense becomes a Second Degree Felony and is punishable by a maximum fine of $15,000.00 and a maximum prison sentence of 2 to 8 years, with a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 2 years.

Cultivation of 20 kilograms or more of Marijuana is a Second Degree Felony and is punishable by a maximum fine of $15,000.00 and a mandatory prison sentence of 8 years. If the offense occurs within the vicinity of a school, the offense becomes a First Degree Felony and is punishable by a maximum fine of $20,000.00 and a mandatory prison sentence of 10 years.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today to discuss your Ohio Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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