MARIJUANA CULTIVATION Defense ATTORNEY
Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy aggressively defends criminal Marijuana Cultivation charges
Ohio law now allows for the use of medical marijuana under specific circumstances but it is still illegal to grow your own marijuana. Charges ranging from minor misdemeanors to high level felonies depending on the amount of marijuana involved.
Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy has made a career defending Marijuana Cultivation charges for years in and around central Ohio. His unique insight as a former prosecutor allows him to have insight into prosecution’s tactics. Use his experience to make sure the courts get it right.
MARIJUANA CULTIVATION CASE RESULT:
NOT GUILTY AT TRIAL
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MARIJUANA CULTIVATION CHARGES IN OHIO
How many plants can you grow in Ohio?
None unless you are licensed. It is illegal to grow marijuana in the State of Ohio unless you have a processor license from the Ohio Department of Commerce. If you are licensed and are unsure about how many plants you can grow, visit the Ohio Department of Commerce website by clicking here to make sure you are adhering to their requirements.
Can you legally grow hemp in Ohio?
Not yet but it is projected to be legal soon. Senate Bill 57, which would decriminalize hemp cultivation and CBD oil possession, is currently proceeding through the House. If it passes, qualified individuals/entities can obtain 5 year hemp cultivation licenses from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Do minor misdemeanors go away in Ohio?
Most criminal misdemeanors can be expunged, depending on the criminal record of the individual. A common misconception is that this occurs automatically, but that is not the case. In order to get a case expunged, an application for expungement must be submitted to the Court and an expungement hearing held before a Judge can issue an order to expunge an individual’s misdemeanor.
Can I go to prison for growing marijuana?
Yes, you can. Ohio has significantly reformed its stance on marijuana but, depending on the amount of marijuana you are cultivating and where you are cultivating it, you can receive a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
What counts as “in the vicinity of juveniles” when you are cultivating marijuana?
A 1000 foot radius from a school and a 100 foot radius from a juvenile or within the view of a juvenile. For example, if you are growing marijuana in your basement and you are 975 feet away from an elementary school, you are very likely in what is legally considered “the vicinity of juveniles.” Similarly, if you are growing marijuana and your next-door neighbor has children, you are likely in the vicinity of juveniles.
MARIJUANA CULTIVATION charges in ohio
Less than 100 grams: a minor misdemeanor with a penalty of a $150 fine.
Less than 100 grams within the vicinity of juveniles: a 4th degree misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.
100 - 200 grams: a 4th degree misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.
100 - 200 grams within the vicinity of juveniles: a 4th degree misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
200 grams - 1 kilogram: a 5th degree felony with a penalty of up to 1 year in prison and a $2,500 fine.
200 grams - 1 kilogram within the vicinity of juveniles: a 4th degree felony with a penalty of up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.
20 kilograms or more: a 2nd degree felony with a mandatory penalty of 8 years in prison and a fine up to $15,000.
20 kilograms or more within the vicinity of juveniles: a 1st degree felony with a mandatory penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine up to $20,000.
Brandon Shroy has spent years defending and winning Marijuana Cultivation cases in Central Ohio.
As your attorney, Brandon Shroy will utilize his extensive criminal defense experience and leverage his reputation as an aggressive litigator to fight on your behalf and deliver the best possible outcome.
Brandon practices in all Central Ohio courts including the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Courts of Common Pleas, Municipal courts and Mayor's courts.