Keegan Law, Boston Drug Cultivation Attorneys

Charged with drug cultivation? Protect your rights and freedom!

Drug cultivation offenses can be charged when a person grows certain plants or other natural elements used in the production of controlled substances. This crime is taken very seriously by our criminal justice system.

Most often, cultivation charges are brought for growing marijuana plants, but you do not have to be caught with the plants to be charged with this crime. You may be charged with drug cultivation for simply having cannabis plant seeds or being in possession of tools commonly used to grow the plant.

Defense from Keegan Law

Our Boston drug crime attorneys provide experienced representation to individuals who are charged with drug cultivation. We have a team of lawyers who have substantial experience in various aspects of the criminal justice system. Our attorneys come from backgrounds as:

  • Police officers
  • US Army soldiers
  • Prosecutors

When you are faced with the frightening prospect of a drug cultivation conviction, you will want to ensure that you have every available legal resource on your side. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to fight for your freedom and the reduction or dismissal of charges! We offer free case evaluations!

About the Cultivation Process

Cultivation of the plant cannabis is one of the most common types of drug cultivation offenses. One of the reasons for this is that it is relatively easy to grow. It can be grown outdoors or indoors and only requires four elements:

  • Light
  • Warmth
  • Nutrients
  • Water

The cannabis plant flowers anywhere from 6 to 22 weeks and is then ready to be turned into a drug. After being dried and cured, it can be smoked in pipes or rolled in paper and smoked like a cigarette. If the plant was not dried, it can be eaten orally. It can also be placed in hot water and consumed as a tea.

Penalties For Drug Cultivation Charges

Massachusetts Law §94.32C (2011) gives the details regarding this offense. As other drugs have to be manufactured in a chemical lab, only Class D controlled substances can actually be cultivated or grown.

You could receive up to two years in prison and a fine of $5,000 for the cultivation of any amount less than 50 pounds of marijuana. Above 50 pounds, sentencing increases to a mandatory minimum of one year in prison and a fine of $500, but could be up to $10,000. If you are convicted of growing over 100 pounds of marijuana, you must spend at least three years in prison, but could be in for as long as fifteen.

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