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Unlawful Growth and Possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana in Denver – Man Turns Himself in for Growing Marijuana

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Jan 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

In criminal defense cases in Denver, defense attorneys know the conscience is a powerful thing. One man's conscience must have convicted of him when it led him to turn himself in to police. According to the news, the man allegedly heard a helicopter flying over a storage unit where he was growing marijuana and he began to panic. Immediately, he assumed the police were looking for him, so he called 911 to turn himself in. Unfortunately for the man, the helicopter didn't belong to police, and police weren't looking for him. The helicopter actually belonged to a news station reporting on a death that occurred near the man's storage unit. Though I commend the man for owning up to his mistake, it still didn't keep him from being charged and arrested. He was charged with growing marijuana and possessing marijuana with intent to sell marijuana.

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Defense Lawyers for Unlawfully Cultivating, Growing, Producing Marijuana Plants in Arapahoe County

According to C.R.S. 18-18-406(3)(a), it is unlawful for a person in Arapahoe or Jefferson County to knowingly cultivate, grow, or produce a marijuana plant or knowingly allow a marijuana plant to be cultivated, grown, or produced on land that the person owns, occupies, or controls.

Amount of Marijuana Plants and Level of Felony or Misdemeanor for Unlawful Growth, Cultivation, Production:

Amount of Marijuana Plants Level of Drug Felony / Misdemeanor in Jefferson County Colorado Prison Time / Arapahoe County Jail Time More than 30 marijuana plants Level 3 Drug Felony 2-4 years in prison 6 to 30 weed plants Level 4 Drug Felony 6 months to 1 year in prison 6 pot plants Level 1 Drug Misdemeanor in Jefferson County 6-18 months in the Arapahoe County Jail

Note: The prison ranges listed above are the presumptive ranges for drug felonies only.

It's unclear how many marijuana / pot plants the man was growing, but in Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado, if he was cultivating, growing or producing 6 pot plants or more on land he owned, occupied or controlled, he could be charged with this crime.

Attorney to Defend Unlawful Manufacture, Dispense, Sell, Distribute, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell Marijuana, Manufacture, Dispense, Distribute

According to C.R.S. 18-18-406(2)(b)(I), it's unlawful for a person in Adams or Douglas County to knowingly dispense, sell, distribute or possess with intent to manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute marijuana or marijuana concentrate; or attempt, induce, attempt to induce, or conspire with one or more other persons, to dispense, sell, distribute, or possess with intent to manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute marijuana or marijuana concentrate.  This huge phrase describes the breadth of criminal charges your defense attorney will need to refute.

Denver Amount of Marijuana or Marijuana Concentrate – Unlawful Sale, Distribution, Dispense, Manufacture

Amount of Marijuana or Marijuana Concentrate Level of Drug Felony or Drug Misdemeanor in Adams County Prison / Douglas County Jail Time More than 50 pounds of marijuana / more than 25 pounds of marijuana concentrate Level 1 Drug Felony in Adams County 8-32 years in Colorado Department of Corrections 5-50 pounds or marijuana / 2.5-25 pounds of marijuana concentrate Level 2 Drug Felony 4-8 years in prison 12 ounces to 5 pounds of marijuana / 6 ounces-2.5 pounds of marijuana concentrate Level 3 Drug Felony 2-4 years in prison 4-12 ounces of marijuana / 2-6 ounces of marijuana concentrate Level 4 Drug Felony 6 months to 1 year in prison 4 ounces of marijuana / 2 ounces of marijuana concentrate Level 1 Drug Misdemeanor in Adams County 6 to 18 months in the Douglas County Jail

Note: The prison ranges listed above are the presumptive ranges for drug felonies only.

Since the man in the news story allegedly possessed marijuana with the intent to sell marijuana, in Colorado, depending on the amount of marijuana he was trying to sell, he could be charged with a level 1, 2 or 3 drug felony or level 1 drug misdemeanor.

Best Marijuana Defense Lawyers in Denver and Why You Need Them

If you have been accused, arrested or charged with marijuana possession or possessing marijuana with intent to sell marijuana in Denver and across Colorado, consult a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The law on marijuana-related offenses is complex and it can be overwhelming for you to sort through criminal charges on your own. Take control of your future and call one of our Marijuana criminal defense attorneys today.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with unlawfully growing or possessing marijuana with intent to sell marijuana anywhere in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best Marijuana criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office. Our lawyers practice in Denver, Littleton and anywhere else in Colorado. For a free consultation, call 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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