Florida Drug Cultivation and Manufacturing Overview

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If you have been arrested for or charged with drug cultivation or manufacturing in Florida, you face serious penalties such as prison time and fines. It is in your best interest to seek legal counsel from an experienced criminal defense lawyer who is well-versed in handling drug crimes.

With more than 15 years of experience, our legal team at The Law Office of Robert Stepniak understands what it takes to either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely. If you choose to go to trial, we have vast experience in courtrooms throughout Central Florida.

Drug Cultivation Laws & Penalties in Florida

Florida state laws prohibit the unlawful cultivation or manufacturing of controlled substances. Possession of specific chemicals used in the cultivation process, with intent to manufacture a controlled substance or knowledge of plans to manufacture a controlled substance, violates state laws.

The punishment for drug cultivation is based on the type of drug or controlled substance involved in the offense. For example, cultivation of marijuana is considered a third-degree felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence of up to five years and a maximum fine of $5,000. The manufacturing of other illegal drugs is a second-degree felony, which results in a prison sentence of up to 15 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

If drug cultivation or manufacturing activities conducted within 1,000 feet of a school, child care facility, community recreational facility, or public park, it is considered a first-degree felony instead of a second-degree felony. A first-degree felony is punishable by a prison sentence of up to 30 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

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