Defending Cultivation Charges in Alabama

If you have been charged with cultivating marijuana, or if you are being investigated for cultivation, it is imperative that you consult an experienced Alabama cultivation defense attorney right away. It is illegal under both state and federal law to cultivate any amount of marijuana, even for personal use only. Furthermore, unlike some states, Alabama does not recognize marijuana for medicinal purposes, which means you will be arrested on criminal charges even if you were cultivating marijuana to treat an illness or manage chronic pain.

Drug Cultivation Charges

A skilled Alabama drug crime lawyer can make sure your constitutional rights are protected, and that a strong and compelling defense is prepared on your behalf. I am attorney Steven Eversole, and I have defended people throughout the entire state of Alabama against drug cultivation charges. As a member of NORML and an experienced criminal defense attorney, I believe that both state and federal marijuana laws are exceptionally harsh, and that the penalties for marijuana charges are out of proportion for the nature of the crime. Should you retain my services, I promise to defend you to the absolute best of my ability, and work hard to help get the charges reduced and the penalties minimized.

Cultivation Defined

Cultivation is the crime of planting, growing, or harvesting marijuana or any part of the cannabis plant. Under the Alabama law, the penalties for cultivation are as followed:

  • 2.2 lbs of marijuana or less (FELONY): no less than 3 years in prison and a $25,000 fine
  • 2.2 to 100 lbs (FELONY): no less than 5 years in prison and a $50,000 fine
  • 100 to 500 lbs (FELONY): no less than 15 years in prison and a $200,000 fine
  • More than 1000lbs (FELONY): life in prison

If you have been charged with cultivation, contact an Alabama marijuana cultivation lawyer at Eversole Law. There are many effective defense strategies we can use for fighting your charges, and are committed to defending your cases through and through!