Have you been charged with Cultivation of Narcotic Plants – Commercial Quantity?
If so, you will need the services of a specialist criminal law practitioner.
There are a number of things you should consider in relation to this charge. Can the prosecution make out their case? Did you cultivate a narcotic plant? Did you know the plant was a narcotic plant? Was the cultivation in a commercial quantity? Did you act alone?
Cultivation of Narcotic Plants – Commercial Quantity can carry large penalties, the most severe of which is a lengthy prison term. It is important that you get advice from an expert criminal lawyer at the outset to get the best result for your matter.
Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
Elements of the offence
Section 72A of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981.
The prosecution must prove:
The defendant cultivated a narcotic plant without authorisation;
The defendant did so in a commercial quantity applicable to the narcotic plant in question.
The maximum penalty
Level 2 imprisonment being a term of 25 years.
Where will my case be heard?
Cultivation of Narcotic Plants – Commercial Quantity must be heard in either the County or Supreme Court. Usually it is the County Court.
What to do next?
Cultivation of Narcotic Plants – Commercial Quantity is an indictable offence. Being charged is a serious matter and you should consult an experienced criminal lawyer immediately in order to prepare adequately for your matter.
Section 72A Cultivation of Narcotic Plants – Commercial Quantity
A person who, without being authorized by or licensed under this Act or the regulations to do so, cultivates or attempts to cultivate a narcotic plant in a quantity of a drug of dependence, being a narcotic plant, that is not less than the commercial quantity applicable to that narcotic plant is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 2 imprisonment (25 years maximum).