Sacramento Cannabis Administrative Appeals Lawyer
Over a Decade Spent Protecting the Rights of Californians
The County of Sacramento and its municipalities imposes administrative penalties for the alleged cultivation of cannabis when such cultivation exceeds six living cannabis plants within a private residence or upon the grounds of the residence. The penalties imposed range from $500 per plant to $1,000 per plant over and above the legal limit. Administrative penalties can cost homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars and some penalties are over a million dollars. Donato Legal Group defends homeowners against the unlawful seizure of their property. In fact, after the Donato Legal Group successfully appealed an administrative penalty on behalf of its client, the City of Sacramento wiped out penalties in several other cases. You can read about it here.
Bringing Charges Against Unwitting Property Owners
For people who own rental properties, the activities performed by their tenants cannot reasonably be monitored at all times. Unless a landlord visits a tenant on a constant basis, there is a chance that they will be unaware of illegal grow practices taking place on their property. Recently, more and more landlords are being charged for their tenants’ activities, sometimes without the actual growers facing any consequences.
Some property owners are charged based on accusations that they:
- Did not adequately inspect their rental property
- Are involved in more serious organized crime
- Were negligent in suspecting illegal drug activity
- Are guilty of a crime other than what could reasonably be said to have taken place
In these cases, it can feel like the notion of “innocent until proven guilty” goes out the window. Many property owners hardly understand why they are being fined for someone else's crime, which is why having an experienced cannabis law attorney is so important.
Fighting for Your Due Process
You have a right to understand the charges being alleged against you. Because of the ambiguity between state and federal law, some local law enforcement officers feel they are entitled to make arrests without having adequate evidence—let alone warrants.
At Donato Legal Group, our criminal defense lawyer understands the difficulty of your situation. We take the time to fully understand the details of each client’s case to help them obtain the best possible outcome for their situation. With us on your side, you can feel confident about reaching a favorable resolution to your case.
Call 916-594-3189 now to get started.