Marijuana Grow Houses
Experienced DuPage County Marijuana Grow Houses Attorneys
The cultivation of marijuana for personal use or sale is not uncommon in the Chicago suburbs. Facing marijuana cultivation charges, however, is a very serious matter. Most marijuana cultivation charges are felonies, and these charges are typically combined with other drug charges such as possession, possession with intent to deliver, drug trafficking, and conspiracy. At Ramsell & Kunowski, L.L.C., we are experienced in handling all types of marijuana cases. With over 25 years of experienced defending clients in DuPage County and beyond, we have the skill to effectively protect your rights, freedom, and future.
Penalties for Marijuana Cultivation in Illinois
The severity of marijuana cultivation charges and the penalties for convictions depend on the number of plants found. Cultivation of less than 5 plants is typically charged as a misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 1 year in jail. Between 5 and 20 plants typically results in a felony punishable by 1 to 3 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines. Between 20 and 50 plants typically results in a felony punishable by 2 to 5 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines. The penalties increase with the number of plants. Large-scale operations with over 200 plants can result in 4 to 20 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines.
Defending against marijuana cultivation often centers on search and seizure issues. Did law enforcement have a legal right to search the house? If the answer is, “No,” then the case can be dismissed when the evidence is excluded. Our attorneys are skilled in raising constitutional questions to challenge incriminating evidence. We aggressively defend our clients both in and out of court. We also provide legal counsel for asset forfeiture matters related to criminal charges.
If you have been accused of owning or operating a marijuana grow house or any other drug manufacturing charge, our firm can provide a vigorous defense. We represent clients throughout DuPage County and the Chicagoland area. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.