Growing Marijuana

  • Charged with Growing Marijuana in Annapolis Maryland

Tough Annapolis Attorney Defends Against Marijuana Growing Charges

Fighting for the rights of marijuana cultivation defendants in Maryland courts

Though the number of states legalizing marijuana continuously expands, it is still illegal to grow marijuana within the state of Maryland. Many people fail to take marijuana charges seriously, but in our state a conviction could result in a life-altering felony on your criminal record.

My name is Gill Andrew Cochran, and I have the criminal defense experience to fight for you. If you are facing charges in relation to growing marijuana, obtain representation from a skilled Annapolis marijuana defense attorney from Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law for the tough defense your case requires.

Understanding Maryland marijuana drug charges

Maryland law does not include a specific marijuana growing statute. Instead, the state generally gives some form of possession or distribution charge for growing marijuana. The potential penalties largely depend on the amount of marijuana you are accused of cultivating. For example, a few plants will probably result in a simple possession charge, which is treated like a civil offense. Possession of more than 10 grams, but less than 50 pounds is treated more severely. Classified as a misdemeanor, a conviction could land you in jail for up to a year, along with a $1,000 fine. Possession of more than 50 pounds is a felony, with a potential penalty of five years in jail and a fine up to $100,000.

Unfortunately, possessing a large amount of marijuana can also lead to distribution charges. Possession with intent to distribute means that you possess the marijuana for the purpose of providing it to other parties. Intent charges are treated more harshly than simple possession charges. Possession with intent to distribute is a felony, even if the amount is less than 50 pounds. A conviction can result in up to five years in jail. Growing marijuana near a school increases the potential punishment to 20 years.

Whether you are accused of growing a few plants or a few hundred plants, a knowledgeable Annapolis marijuana cultivation attorney puts forth an aggressive defense on your behalf. Any drug conviction can impact your life, so it’s important to take every drug charge seriously.

Mounting an effective defense in your marijuana cultivation case

While the best possible outcome for marijuana cases is usually an acquittal, there are specific situations where the most attainable outcome is lessening the severity of the charges. When this applies, I know how to successfully negotiate with the state for simple possession, instead of distribution charges. A common defense tactic in marijuana growing cases is proving that you were growing the plants for personal use, and not with the intention to distribute. Depending on the specific details of your case, this effort can prove challenging. I have the skills to present information about your personal consumption or challenge the admissibility of evidence relating to distribution.

Trust your case to an experienced Annapolis drug crimes attorney

At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, I work closely with my clients to develop a legal strategy unique to their case. I have spent years defending Annapolis clients against drug charges. Let me put that experience to work for you. If you are facing charges in relation to growing marijuana, call me at 410-777-8103 or complete my contact form to learn more about how I can help.

And remember: Keep Calm – and Call Drew.

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