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Cultivation & Manufacturing Charges in Florida

The state of Florida has some of the harshest penalties in the country for drug cultivation and manufacturing. If you have been arrested for either of these crimes, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and fight for your freedom.

At Morris Law Firm, P.A., our St. Petersburg drug cultivation and manufacturing defense attorney is dedicated to protecting the rights of those accused of these serious crimes. With more than 20 years of experience in criminal law, our founding attorney, Richard Morris, has the skills and the knowledge to help you fight your charges.

We handle all stages of the legal process, from investigation and discovery to trial and beyond. Call us at (727) 592-5885today to get started!

What Is Drug Cultivation and Manufacturing in Florida?

Drug cultivation and manufacturing are two very different crimes, but they are both defined in the same way under Florida law. Both of these offenses are considered drug crimes.

State law defines drug cultivation as the planting, growing, or harvesting of any kind of plant that produces a controlled substance. On the other hand, drug manufacturing is the production of a controlled substance through the use of chemical processes.

What are the Penalties for Drug Cultivation & Manufacturing in Florida?

The penalties for a conviction will depend on the amount of controlled substances involved in the crime.

Cultivation penalties may include:

  • First-degree misdemeanor for possession of 25 plants or less
  • Third-degree felony for cultivating more than 25 plants
  • Two-year minimum mandatory prison sentence for possession of chemicals used for manufacturing

Manufacturing penalties may include:

  • Third-degree felony for possession of any amount of chemicals used for manufacturing
  • Two-year minimum mandatory prison sentence for possession of any amount of chemicals used for manufacturing

Cultivation and manufacturing charges are serious and complex cases, which is why you need an attorney who has the experience and skills to handle these types of cases.

Why Morris Law Firm, P.A.?

You are facing serious charges that could result in long prison sentences and hefty fines. If you are convicted, you will have to live with a criminal record for the rest of your life. At Morris Law Firm, P.A., our St. Petersburg cultivation and manufacturing defense attorney has the knowledge and resources to help you fight your charges.

Our firm is here to help you. Call us at (727) 592-5885 today!

Meet The Attorneys Melinda Morris & Seth Shapiro

Why Choose Our Law Firm?

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    Melinda Morris is a former prosecutor and has handled thousands of criminal cases from investigation through sentencing enabling us to identify weaknesses in the State’s case against you.
    We never settle for the easiest outcome or the typical result. We know how to negotiate with the State Attorney and we will work to get you the best possible outcome.
    Melinda Morris has practiced criminal law for over 20 years. Our clients trust advice that comes from experience in nearly every type of criminal case.
    We will know every client’s story because we will take the time to listen and understand. You will work with your attorney one-on-one at every stage of the process.
    You will have the cell phone number of your attorney. Your attorney will directly return your call, email, or text to answer your pressing questions.
    The government is wasting no time in trying to prove your guilt, a proactive defense is imperative. Prompt and decisive action from your defense attorney is of critical importance.

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At Morris Law Firm, P.A., your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

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    Seth Shapiro is the most professional, courteous, caring attorneys I’ve dealt with in all of my 70 years. He did a fabulous job representing me defending me and getting charges dropped. I couldn’t have dreamed of better counsel.
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    100% satisfied with Morris law group. Melinda was able to resolve my legal issues with no additional expenses other than my original retainer. I highly recommend this firm for professional and competent representation.
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    If you want the best legal representation, look no further than Morris law firm. Melinda reassured me from the very first time we spoke over the phone. She is very professional and keeps you updated on the progress of your case. I really liked that I didn’t have to reach out to her Everything was smooth, straightforward and she put my mind at ease. You’ll be in good hands with her. Thank you Melinda
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    Mr.Shapiro helped my case by looking at the police body cam diligently which supported my testimony . He presented evidence to the prosecutor .I hired Seth Shapiro to defend me after a domestic battery charge in which I was wrongfully accused and arrested. My case was dismissed thankfully. .Couldn't have asked for a better outcome. This was an extreme difficult time for me. Seth Shapiro was knowledgeable and compassionate in my case. He followed up with my concerns. I would highly recommend this firm.
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    Melinda has represented me on numerous cases and the outcome has always been great. Melinda goes above and beyond to defend your rights and get you the best possible outcome. I highly recommend hiring her.
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    Morris Law Firm is a very professional and responsive. They closed my case in a very short terms, for what I'm very grateful. Strongly recommend them especially Seth Shapiro. He decreased my case from felony to misdemeanor in short terms and during 6 months my case was totally closed.
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