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Cultivation of Cannabis

Have you been arrested or are facing investigation and prosecution for cultivation of cannabis? Protect yourself by getting a skilled criminal defence lawyer on your side.

At ABR Solicitors, we have been defending people facing drugs charges for many years. Our nationally recognised criminal defence solicitors know exactly what steps to take to secure the best possible outcome.

Cultivation of cannabis is a serious drug production offence which can carry a significant custodial sentence. However, with the right legal advice, you may be able to avoid such serious penalties or even avoid a criminal record altogether.

With one of our drug offence solicitors by their side, our clients’ cases are often dropped at the investigation stage. We also have a strong track record of success securing not guilty verdicts or achieving lower sentences than the client was originally expected to receive.

We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to advise and represent you. It just takes one phone call and we can immediately respond and travel if necessary to police stations, courts and other places of detention. We support clients at every stage of the criminal justice system, including:

With local offices in Leeds, Liverpool, London and Nottingham, we can represent clients all over England and Wales.

If you are worried about not being able to afford to pay for a solicitor, we can advise about Criminal Legal Aid, which is sometimes available for Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court cases. If you are arrested, you are entitled to free legal advice while at the police station regardless of whether you can afford to pay.

Contact our specialist cannabis cultivation solicitors

If you or a loved one have been accused of or charged with cannabis cultivation and need expert legal advice and representation, please contact your local ABR Solicitors office in Leeds, Liverpool, London or Nottingham:

Why choose ABR Solicitors for advice about the offence of cultivation of cannabis?

We know just how stressful and frustrating facing drugs charges are. It can be hard to know exactly what the police are and are not allowed to do when investigating an alleged drugs crime. For example, you may have been arrested without warning and asked intimidating questions during interview, your home or car may have been searched, and the police may have seized your phone and other electronic devices.

Our role is to make sure your legal rights are protected at every turn. We will always challenge and dispute the evidence against you where possible and will work proactively to prevent irrelevant or unlawful evidence being gathered.

Our strong track record of success speaks for itself:

  • 98% of our clients say they would recommend us (according to our client feedback forms).
  • We are highly ranked for General Crime by leading client guide, the Legal 500.
  • We are highly ranked for Crime by leading client guide, Chambers & Partners.
  • We were the Leading Specialist Criminal Defence Firm of the Year – UK (Global 100 2020).

Here are just a few more reasons to choose us:

  • We work quickly and can travel at short notice to represent you, even out of office hours.
  • Our team includes specialist police station representatives, criminal defence solicitors and prison law experts, so we can start representing you no matter what stage your case is at and provide a consistent defence strategy throughout.
  • Our criminal defence solicitors are highly experienced legal experts, many of whom have been nationally recognised as leaders in their areas of law.
  • We offer a range of funding options, including competitive private fees and Criminal Legal Aid.

What is cultivation of cannabis?

Cannabis cultivation is a drug production offence under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Production of a controlled drug is defined as the manufacture, cultivation or ‘any other method’ of producing a controlled drug. So, cultivation of cannabis is the crime of growing cannabis plants, including watering them, feeding them and generally nurturing them.

To convict someone of cultivation of cannabis, the prosecution must prove:

  • That a controlled drug was produced; and
  • That the is a link between the suspect and the production process; and
  • That the suspect knew that the controlled drug was being produced.

The prosecution do not need to show that you were actively taking drugs, selling drugs or involved in any kind of drug supply operation to prosecute for this offence.

Having just one cannabis plant for personal use is theoretically sufficient to charge with this offence.

Funding your cannabis cultivation defence case

Police station representation

If you or someone you know has been arrested for cultivation of cannabis or invited to a voluntary interview under caution, you are entitled to free legal advice at the police station or place of detention.

Ask to call ABR Solicitors for legal advice and we can travel to your side to represent you.

We always recommend that suspects do not answer questions about a criminal offence until they have received legal advice because anything you say could be used as evidence later on.

Criminal investigations

Having support while you are on bail or released under investigation can be invaluable and could even determine whether you are charged with a serious offence or avoid charges altogether.

Court proceedings

Court proceedings can be funded privately or using Criminal Legal Aid, depending on your personal circumstances. We can take clients using both funding methods and can help you find the best way forward within your budget. For more information, visit our Funding page.

Get immediate expert legal advice from our cultivation of cannabis solicitors

If you or a loved one have been accused of or charged for cannabis cultivation and need expert legal advice and representation, please contact your local ABR Solicitors office in Leeds, Liverpool, London and Nottingham.