Although the federal government’s stance on simple possession of small amounts of marijuana may be softening in the future, marijuana grow ops still attract significant potential penalties. There is a strong likelihood that if you are convicted, you will go to jail. The potential penalties can be even greater if the house that you are accused of growing marijuana in is a rental, or if certain modifications have been made to the house.
These charges often involve multiple search warrants, wiretaps, and surveillance of your activities by police officers. It is important to have a lawyer that understands what the police are allowed to do in these situations and how best to defend you if they overstep their authority.