Under Utah Code §58-37-8, it is illegal to knowingly or intentionally produce, manufacture, dispense, or possess with intent to produce manufacture or dispense, a controlled or counterfeit substance. It is also illegal to distribute a controlled or counterfeit substance with the intent to distribute.
Cultivating marijuana is classified as a third-degree felony. If it is an alleged offender’s second or subsequent conviction, it will be classified as a second-degree felony. A third degree felony is punishable by incarceration of up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $9,500 in fines.
A conviction of any marijuana crime will result in your license being suspended for six months.
There are many consequences that can arise out of a conviction of cultivating marijuana. Some of these consequences may include but are not limited to incarceration, fines, probation, and license suspension. If you or a loved one is facing criminal marijuana charges in Salt Lake City, Utah or in thesurrounding areas, it is important to speak with an attorney who will protect your rights. Our lawyers take the time to investigate all of the details of your particular case in order to reach a positive resolution.
It is essential that those accused of cultivating marijuana speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our lawyers have been diligently representing clients facing legal trouble for almost two decades and would love to represent you.
Call Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP at (801) 532-5297 today for an initial consultation. We serve Salt Lake City, Box Elder, Salt Lake, Tooele, Morgan, Cache, Weber, Summit, Davis, and Wasatch Utah.
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Marijuana Cultivation in Utah | Additional Resources
Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) - SSDP is an organization based on a grassroots movement of students across the nation. Their mission is to empower young people to participate in the political process as it relates to the war on drugs, including a sizable effort to reform marijuana laws.
Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) - The Marijuana Policy Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to removing criminal penalties for marijuana offenses. They also are focused on legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in each state.
Utah Marijuana Penalties and Punishments on NORML - Visit NORML’s website to view penalties and punishments for marijuana crimes in Utah. NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high-quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) - LEAP is an organization founded by current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice field. They do not believe in the effectiveness of the current War on Drugs and work to speak out on the failure of current drug policies.
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Marijuana possession, use, cultivation, and sale is illegal in Utah. When one is charged with committing a marijuana offense, they will face penalties. It is important to speak the experienced criminal defense attorneys of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP as soon as possible. Our lawyers are familiar with both federal and state laws and can aggressively protect your rights.
If you are facing legal trouble in Salt Lake City, Utah or surrounding areas contact Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP at (801) 532-5297 today. Your initial consultation is free.
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