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Salt Lake City Criminal Defense - Utah Drug Production Defense Attorney

A criminal charge in Salt Lake for drug production, manufacturing, or cultivation can result in a felony conviction and years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.  Salt Lake criminal defense lawyer Stephen Howard has extensive experience defending drug crimes.  He has the experience, determination, and skill to help you get the results you need.

Meth labs and marijuana grows result in two of the most common drug production and cultivation charges in the Salt Lake area.  While simple possession of marijuana is typically filed as a misdemeanor in Utah, growing marijuana (even a single plant for personal use) can still result in a felony conviction and up to five years in prison.  Producing most other common street drugs will result in a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.  Under some circumstances the charge may be enhanced to a first degree felony with a potential life prison term.

If you are facing charges in Salt Lake for producing drugs or growing marijuana, contact us now to schedule an initial consultation and case analysis.  See what an experienced Utah criminal defense attorney can do for you.


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Serving Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah, Cache, Tooele, Summit, Box Elder, and Wasatch Counties, and all of Utah.

Attorney Stephen Howard practices as part of the Canyons Law Group, LLC and Stephen W. Howard, PC.

Offices in Salt Lake and Davis Counties
560 South 300 East, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
952 S. Main St., Suite A, Layton, UT 84041

Call now to arrange for a confidential initial consultation with an experienced and effective Utah criminal defense lawyer.

In Salt Lake City, call 801-449-1409.
In Davis County, call 801-923-4345.

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