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We were able to get Brett into drug court, which is a specialty court different from criminal court. We got Brett L.’s case – of cultivating and growing marijuana in South Florida – dismissed. Now, Brett can continue on with his life without a felony on his criminal record.
Brett was in his early 20s, and was nervous that this could affect his education and his future. Brett was also confused because he was getting charged with a felony crime in South Florida for something that he thought made sense to do – which was growing marijuana instead of buying marijuana from someone else.
Brett lives in a house that has a large front porch, with half of the porch enclosed and the rest visible to the public. Brett decided to start growing marijuana on his porch, but it started growing higher than the wall itself. Brett’s neighbors could see and smell the plant, so they called the police on Brett. Brett was then arrested for cultivation of marijuana.
Normally, “drug dealers” are not allowed into drug court. Since Brett was growing the marijuana himself, the prosecutors considered him a possible drug dealer as well – especially due to the size of the marijuana plant. We were able to convince the prosecutors and the judge that Brett was only growing the marijuana because it was much cheaper and safer than buying it himself. We also argued that the amount he was growing was well within the range for a misdemeanor, not a felony, but was only charged with a felony because he was growing it – not just in possession of it.
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