Denver Lawyer handling Marijuana Cultivation crimes
If a person participates in or knowingly allows the cultivation, harvesting or manufacture of marijuana or any part of the marijuana plant on property owned or occupied by them commits a felony.
Philip M. Smith • Attorney • Denver, Colorado
Cultivation • Drugs • Drug Possession • Distribution • Manufacturing
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If you are being investigated for growing marijuana it is possible there are multiple jurisdictions involved in that investigation. You may never know you are being watched until law enforcement comes to your door. Knock or no knock raids are a common occurrence when grow houses pop up. Maybe a spike in your electricity bill caught their attention. Perhaps a neighbor complained about a suspicious odor or noise from your hydroponics.
How I can help YOU
First, make no statements and DO NOT make a confession expecting any leniency. A CI or confidential informant may be involved with your arrest and subsequent charges. Confidential Informants usually referred to as “snitches” are eager to give up information to law enforcement and the prosecutor to get a better sentence which might be used against you. When you are interrogated by law enforcement, tell them you want to talk to your lawyer right away. Don’t make a confession and DO NOT try to work a deal with law enforcement expecting any leniency.
As your attorney, I will contact law enforcement in your behalf and begin negotiations with the district attorney immediately once formal charges are filed. With knowledgeable, prepared legal counsel to spot the weaknesses in your case and to challenge the evidence against you, you have a better chance of beating these charges.
Philip M. Smith has over 35 years of legal experience as a private attorney,
former judge and district attorney
practicing in all areas of Colorado’s criminal defense law
I have handled thousands of criminal case including marijuana and drug charges. I strive to provide the highest quality legal representation to my clients. I represent people charged with for the first time offender or repeat offenders. As your criminal defense lawyer, I will provide you with professional, aggressive and effective defense from beginning to end in your drug or possession criminal charges.
It is extremely important to fully explore the facts and consequences before pleading guilty or going to trial on such a serious felony charge. I analyze my client’s situation and create an individualized defense strategy to achieve the most favorable disposition in the case. Having been a prosecutor I have experience with their investigation. Negotiating with the prosecutor to gain the best possible resolution to your criminal case is critical. There are a number of options I will pursue such as a dismissal, obtaining a Deferred Judgment or possibly the Diversion program which are eligible for Sealing upon completion of the terms of probation and will eliminate a negative criminal history and background check.
Impact of a Marijuana Cultivation Conviction
Cultivation or manufacture of marijuana can carry felony convictions of:
- Class 5 felony for less than 5 pounds carrying a penalty of up to 3 years prison and 2 years parole
- Class 4 Felony for at least 5 pounds and not more than 100 pounds carrying a penalty of 2 to 6 years prison with 3 years parole
- Class 3 Felony exceeding 100 pounds carrying a penalty of 4-16 years prison with 5 years
- Additional penalties for repeat offenders, special offenders and sales to underage persons or extraordinary risk harm
Call my Denver office today for a free consultation
Attorney Philip M. Smith
Consequences of a Conviction
An arrest, charges and conviction information will be available to law enforcement, military, government agencies and the public. Landlords and employers will not risk their property or the property of their tenants and employees by renting or hiring a person who they see as a threat because of your charge or conviction.
A conviction for growing marijuana is not eligible for Sealing with the exception of some minor drug convictions Minor drug convictions are defined by statute.
Contact My Law Office
If you need a criminal defense lawyer for your Drug related criminal charge, or if you have questions about marijuana criminal charges and sealings, I encourage you to contact me, Philip M. Smith, Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer, 303-333-8900 today for a no charge confidential initial consultation.