How many marijuana plants does it take to be considered a felony?

A marijuana plant felony can be based not only on the number of plants you have, but their weight. If you are facing criminal charges because of possession, contact a Miami criminal defense attorney today.

To be considered a marijuana plant felony, you must be in possession of marijuana that weighs more than 20 grams or in possession of at least 25 plants. If you are found with more than 20 grams of marijuana, you face the possibility of five years of jail time and a fine of $5,000.

If you are found in possession of at least 25 marijuana plants, you could spend 15 years in jail and pay a $10,000 fine for a marijuana plant felony. Even if your possession is considered to be a misdemeanor, it could result in serious charges.

You will be put at risk of:

  • paying a hefty fine;
  • spending time behind bars;
  • losing your driver’s license; and
  • other areas of your life being significantly impacted.

Contacting a Miami Criminal Defense Attorney

There may be a variety of defense options available that could help you beat your drug possession charge. The only way to know is to consult with a Miami criminal defense attorney.

If possible, it would be in your best interest to avoid having your record tarnished with a criminal conviction. Seeking legal counsel from a qualified attorney at Falk & Ross Law Firm can help you better understand your rights and how they can be protected. Contact us today for a free consultation – 877-663-5110 or 305-741-6997.