Los Angeles Drug Crimes Lawyer
Legal Representation for Charges of Cultivation
Very recently efforts to intensify the crackdown on this state's pot growing has led to the federal government targeting not only growers and dispensers of marijuana, but also those who do business with them. As a result the property owners and landlords of spaces rented to people cultivating or dispensing marijuana are being charged also. This could possibly lead to the seizure of land or buildings leased to medical marijuana dispensaries and/or cultivators. Even when the actions are legal under state law, if you are in violation of federal law, you could possibly not only lose your property but face criminal charges.
The legal scene regarding marijuana is changing rapidly and if you or someone you know is being charged with one of the following crimes, you should immediately seek the services of a Los Angeles drug crime attorney at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP:
We have over five decades of combined experience representing clients in criminal cases.
Sting Operations in the Los Angeles Area
How does someone get caught growing marijuana? In order to find and stop illegal cultivation, law enforcement can set up sting operations to find the growers. They may attempt to plant undercover officers in a known drug crime organization. They have informants who tip them off as to locations of "grow houses." They can even keep tabs on who is purchasing commonly used equipment from gardening supply stores that is needed to grow marijuana plants indoors.
Their efforts are designed to find out who is responsible, gather the evidence needed and arrest and convict those illegally manufacturing drugs. In their efforts, sometimes the law is broken and rights are violated. Some of those charged may be in compliance with state law but may be breaking federal laws.
Contact our office in Los Angeles today about your drug cultivation case.
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