Defense Against Drug Cultivation Allegations

Tough Drug Laws In Michigan

Michigan law is particularly tough on those charged with cultivating cannabis (marijuana) plants. If you are discovered growing just one seedling illegally, you may be in danger of serious penalties. The penalties increase dramatically for those accused of cultivating plants for distribution.

I am Michigan drug lawyer David G. Moore. As a former criminal prosecutor and now a drug defense lawyer, I know exactly what you can expect and how to combat the prosecution's strategy. I have represented youths and college-age adults charged with possession of marijuana, and I have defended property owners in rural Michigan accused of growing marijuana or mushrooms or manufacturing meth or LSD.

Penalties For Marijuana Cultivation In Michigan

The state police conduct flyovers with special heat detection equipment that can locate concentrations of cannabis plants, and many times marijuana busts are based on traffic stops, tips from confidential informants or searches related to police looking for Michigan meth labs. Here are a few of the penalties:

  • Growing fewer than 20 plants carries up to four years of prison time and $20,000 in fines.
  • Growing 20 to 200 plants carries up to seven years of prison time and $500,000 in fines.
  • Growing 200 or more plants carries up to 15 years of prison time and $10 million in fines.

What About Cultivating Marijuana For Medical Purposes?

While the state of Michigan has legalized the use of medical marijuana, the federal government has not. This fact can lead to complexity and confusion for both those who grow marijuana for medical purposes and for the law enforcement personnel attempting to quell illegal grow houses.

In such situations, the counsel and representation of a knowledgeable drug charge defense attorney are critical. I have more than 10 years of criminal law experience and the drive to fight vigorously for you and your rights.

Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation

To arrange a free, completely confidential consultation and learn more about fighting the drug cultivation, drug trafficking or drug possession charges against you, call my Portage office at 269-216-4573 (toll free). You can also email me and I will respond within 24 hours.