Penalties for Cultivating Marijuana

The state of Illinois takes a harsh stance on the possession, sale, and cultivation of marijuana. With up to a year of jail time for simple possession of less than 30 grams of the substance a possible sentence. The cultivation of marijuana plants carries even greater penalties in order to reflect the implication of an intent to sell, especially when there are a large number of plants present or an efficient ‘grow house’ type of set up discovered on your property.

Without passionately committed legal representation, your future may be in great peril if you have been accused of cultivating marijuana. At Bruno Law Offices our skilled Champaign marijuana defense attorneys work tirelessly to help defend the rights and interests of our clients, and have the knowledge and experience to help you formulate an effective defense. Contact us at (217) 328-6000 to discuss your case.

Potential Consequences

There are no exceptions for medical marijuana in Illinois, and growing the plants under any conditions is a prosecutable offense. If you are convicted of cultivating marijuana, you will face the following penalties:

  • 5-20 plants: 1-3 years in prison, fine of up to $25,000
  • 20-50 plants: 2-5 years in prison, fine of up to $25,000
  • 50 or more plants: 3-7 years in prison, $100,000 fine

For convictions of 50 plants or less on a first offense it is possible to receive a 24 month probation in lieu of jail time, but multiple offenders and those found growing more than 50 plants are not afforded this option.

Contact Us

If you are facing charges of cultivating marijuana in your home or other location, you cannot afford to hesitate in retaining aggressive legal counsel. Contact the Champaign marijuana cultivation defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling (217) 328-6000 today.