People v. Creative Farmer (2010) Placer County
Client was charged with possession for sale and cultivation of marijuana, as well as evading the police, after he and his cousins were caught stealing over 1000 plants cultivated by another in a national forest located in Placer County. During the theft, client attempted to evade the police but was eventually apprehended. In the end, Margolin & Lawrence successfully negotiated a deal where the client would merely plead to a misdemeanor theft.
Note from Al: Even if you did not cultivate the marijuana yourself, as the case here, you may still be charged with violating Health and Safety Code § 11358 – cultivation of marijuana.