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Marijuana Cultivation Lawyers

Marijuana cultivation classifies as the growth or the care of cannabis plants that get used for illegal purposes. Law enforcement can arrest you and charge you with controlled substances, which can result in penalties and possibly even prison time. The penalties for marijuana cultivation, however, varies, and over the years, New York Legislature has become a little more relaxed in its laws towards marijuana. Still, if you have been arrested and charged with marijuana cultivation, you should contact Spodek Law Group immediately because they can help to defend you in the court of law.

Marijuana Cultivation Penalties in New York

New York State has decriminalized marijuana to the point that possession of the drug is seen by law enforcement as a civil citation. That is to say, it’s a civil citation as long as you get arrested with fewer than 25 grams. You can still be arrested and charged with illegally cultivating cannabis plants—whether you have chosen to do this for distribution or personal use, the penalties can be harsh. Anyone accused of possessing a large quantity of marijuana could face big legal consequences.

If you were caught with 2 ounces or less, for example, it classifies as a misdemeanor. You may have to serve three months in jail, and the fines could reach up to $500. For someone arrested with 25 grams to 4 ounces of marijuana, you might face anywhere from one to four years of incarceration. In addition, you may have to pay up to $5,000 in fines. For anyone arrested with 16 ounces to 10 pounds of marijuana, you could face anywhere from four to seven years of incarceration. The penalty for those arrested with 10 pounds or greater will still face hefty legal consequences. You could be imprisoned anywhere from one year up to 15 years.

Larger Amounts of Marijuana

Whenever someone grows a larger amount of marijuana in New York, it classifies as one of the more serious penalties. You might be charged with cultivating marijuana, and for this, you will want a qualified and experienced lawyer in this field of law. Spodek Law Group is one example of competent experts who understand this field of law. They can help to defend you against the charges, and they will look for loopholes and other legal defenses that will give the prosecutor no choice but to dismiss the case against you.

Marijuana Reform

Marijuana has been seen as a hot debate in recent years, and you have highly polarized opinions on both sides of the scale. The national attitude towards marijuana, however, has begun to soften thanks to education and activists who have continued to fight for it. The reform of marijuana laws have made the penalties for the possession less of a crime than what they used to be.

Growing Cannabis by Unlicensed Individuals

The growing of marijuana by unlicensed people has been seen as a serious charge, depending on how much an individual gets arrested with. While a person can often get away with a misdemeanor for growing a small amount of cannabis, one of the things that people have to stay alert to is additional charges. For example, law enforcement might try to charge the person with possession of marijuana for the same plant that they were cultivating. This, however, is unlawful, and the right lawyer will protect you from it. There is a no double jeopardy law for growing cannabis. They cannot legally charge you for possession with the same marijuana plant that you had been growing.

To best understand your rights, you should hire a marijuana cultivation lawyer. They will see to it that you don’t have your rights stepped on. When you have been charged with marijuana cultivation, you should contact Spodek Law Group immediately. They will review the case to see what can be done about it. You can schedule a free consultation with our lawyers, and you will work with our senior attorneys to represent your case. We will look for different possible ways to dismiss the charges like insufficient evidence or unlawful entering of a property without a search warrant. In these cases, the evidence gathered will be rendered void and unable to be used in the court of law.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
2024-03-21
Just had my Divorce case settled 2 months ago after having a horrible experience with another firm. I couldn’t be happier with Claire Banks and Elizabeth Garvey with their outstanding professionalism in doing so with Spodek Law Group. Any time I needed questions answered they were always prompt in doing so with all my uncertainties after 30 yrs of marriage.I feel from the bottom of my heart you will NOT be disappointed with either one. Thanks a million.
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Brendan huisman
2024-03-18
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
Guerline Menard
Guerline Menard
2024-03-18
Thanks again Spodek law firm, particularly Esq Claire Banks who stood right there with us up to the finish line. Attached photos taken right outside of the court building and the smile on our faces represented victory, a breath of fresh air and satisfaction. We are very happy that this is over and we can move on with our lives. Thanks Spodek law 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
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Keisha Parris
2024-03-15
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
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Taïko Beauty
2024-03-15
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence. Thank you team!
Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams
2024-03-12
Hey, how you guys doing? Good afternoon my name is Anthony Williams I just want to give a great shout out to the team of. Spodek law group. It is such a honor to use them and to use their assistance through this whole case from start to finish. They did everything that they said they was gonna do and if it ever comes down to it, if I ever have to use them again, hands-down they will be the first law office at the top of my list, thank you guys so much. It was a pleasure having you guys by my side so if you guys ever need them, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give them a call.
Loveth Okpedo
Loveth Okpedo
2024-03-12
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
Bee L
Bee L
2024-02-28
Amazing experience with Spodek! Very professional lawyers who take your case seriously. They treated me with respect, were always available, and answered any and all questions. They were able to help me very successfully and removed a huge stress. Highly recommend.
divesh patel
divesh patel
2024-02-24
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.
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