Drug Cultivation in Miami
What is drug cultivation?
Drug cultivation involves producing and manufacturing illegal or controlled substances. According to Florida law, cultivation refers to the preparation of hydroponic mediums or soil with the intention of growing, producing and harvesting an illegal or controlled substance. Simply put, drug cultivation involves manufacturing illegal drugs. Outside of criminal defense, drug cultivation may also refer to producing legal drugs for authorized medical purposes and treatments. However, drug cultivation usually refers to some type of drug-related criminal offense. If you've been accused, waste no time in aligning yourself with a Miami criminal defense attorney.
Additionally, Florida Law states that it is illegal to own, rent or lease a piece of property, structure, trailer or conveyance with the understanding that it will be used to traffic or cultivate illegal drugs or controlled substances. This offense is considered a third degree felony. If a minor is involved, you may be charged with a second degree felony. For example, if you rent a house with the understanding that it will be used to cultivate drugs and a minor lives there, you may be charged with a second degree felony instead. Sometimes, these charges are enhanced by weapons and firearms charges.
Synthetic and Organic Cultivation
Usually, drug cultivation fall into one of two categories: organic or synthetic. Organic drugs include marijuana, heroin and cocaine. Additionally, hallucinogenic mushrooms are considered organic. Synthetic drugs are cultivated chemically – they are not organic. For example prescription drugs and crack cocaine fall into this category.
What's the difference between cultivation and possession?
The term "drug crime" can refer to any number of criminal offenses. Drug cultivation and possession are different in a variety of ways. To begin with, you must actually be in possession of drugs to be charged with drug possession. For example, if police find a small amount of marijuana in your pocket or in the trunk of your car, you may be found guilty of drug possession. However, if police find that you are in possession of Marijuana seeds, you may be arrested for a cultivation charge. Why? The seeds imply that you intended to grow and cultivate marijuana, whereas possession of the actual drug does not.
Drug Crime Lawyer in Miami
If you've been accused of organic or synthetic drug cultivation, talk to an attorney form Seltzer Law today. At the firm we are dedicated to helping people like you stand up for their rights in court against criminal charges. Drug crimes are taken very seriously in the United States. If you've been accused, a conviction could mean years in prison, exorbitant fines and probation. At the firm, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us today and see what an experienced criminal lawyer from Seltzer Law, PA can do for you.