Were you caught growing marijuana by law enforcement officers? A person who violates this commits a felony offense of the third degree, punishable by up to five (5) years in prison.
If the person cultivating marijuana is growing marijuana for purposes of trafficking, the offense can be upgraded to a second degree felony punishable by up to fifteen (15) years in prison. It is presumed that the marijuana is being grown for sale or distribution if the owner has 25 or more plans being grown.
Further, the charge can be upgraded all the way up to a first degree felony if minor children reside in the place and the marijuana is intended to be sold or distributed.
There are many defenses available if you have been charged with this offense. You should immediately contact an attorney with our firm if you think you have been charged with this crime.