Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys know that Los Angeles marijuana crimes are abundant and confusing. At our criminal defense firm, defending people accused of Los Angeles marijuana crimes involves intense research, a keen knowledge of drug law and an aggressive defense technique.
Actor Jamie Waylett has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service after a London judge found him guilty of growing marijuana. The 20 year-old Waylett, who found fame as school bully Vincent Crabbe in the popular Harry Potter films, was arrested after police found 10 cannabis plants growing in a bedroom of his mothers London home. The actor was initially pulled over while driving after police noticed suspicious behavior. Inside the car, authorities found eight bags of cannabis and Waylett and his passenger were promptly arrested. Police found the plants when they later raided the home Waylett shares with his mother, two brothers and a sister. In England, producing marijuana carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison, but as Waylett has no prior criminal record he was given community service instead. Judge Timothy Workman attributed the marijuana growth to personal use due to its small scale.
The manufacturing of cannabis, or any other illegal drug, is a very serious criminal offense in Los Angeles. With the exception of possession of small amounts of marijuana, most drug offenses are classified as felonies, which means much tougher punishments such as longer sentences in either county jail or state prison, longer probation or parole terms and extended community service work. Being charged with a drug-related offense, such as a marijuana crime, does not mean, however, that you will automatically be convicted and sent to jail. One of the strongest defenses in Los Angeles marijuana crime cases, whether manufacturing, distributing or selling, is how the evidence against you was obtained. Los Angeles police have very strict guidelines as to how and when they may obtain physical evidence against any criminal suspect. If they entered your home or, in some cases your vehicle, without a warrant or without sufficient cause, the evidence they collect against you may prove to be inadmissible in court proceedings. In many cases, criminal charges against you may be dismissed entirely if evidence was improperly obtained. If you have been charged with a drug-related offense, you do still have rights.
If you have been charged with, or accused of, a Los Angeles marijuana crime, call the attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP today to find out what they are and begin preparing your defense.
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