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These grow houses are normal homes used for the purpose of growing marijuana plants. The homes are altered with special halogen lights, drip-line watering systems and additional methods for growing marijuana indoors. In the state of Florida marijuana cultivation is a felony offense, one that is punishable by imprisonment, fines, drug treatment, probation and/or counseling.

Florida Penalties for Drug Cultivation

Marijuana volumes are counted by weight or by the quantity of cannabis plants.

  • 25 to 2,000 lbs or 2,000 plants is a felony and is punishable by a 3 year minimum mandatory sentence and a $25,000 fine.
  • 2,000 to 10,000 lbs or 10,000 plants is a felony and is punishable by a 7 year minimum mandatory sentence and a $50,000 fine.
  • 10,000 lbs or 10,000 plants or more is a felony and is punishable by a 15 year minimum mandatory sentence and a $200,000 fine.

Law enforcement agencies have improved their ability to identify marijuana grow houses by looking at utility bills and other sources of information. They also are using thermal imaging. Marijuana grow houses are becoming more and more common, which has led to more aggressive prosecution from state and federal authorities.

Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your marijuana cultivation charges. 

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.