Best Chance Outcome for Possession of Drugs Offense – Don’t Delay Hire an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Immediately
Offenses for Possession of Drugs are heavily prosecuted in the State of Michigan, which is why hiring a reputable attorney should be paramount. Frankly, you simply can’t afford not to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney for these types of charges.
Misdemeanor and felony drug charges can have serious consequences including jail, loss of your driver’s license, lengthy probation, and steep fines. Your freedom is at risk, and you should have a highly skilled drug crime attorney to stand with you as you face these charges. With the understanding that this may be one of the most frightening and stress-inducing periods of your life, the attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN P.L.L.C. work closely with each individual client to defend their liberty and fight for lesser charges.
Consequences for Drug Possession Offense Charges
Drug possession charges are taken seriously in Michigan. The severity of your punishment may depend on the type of drug and its weight in your possession at the time of arrest.
Michigan law separates drugs into 5 different schedules based on how addictive they are and the government’s view of each chemical’s medicinal purposes. Schedule I being the most addictive with little to no legitimate medical purpose and Schedule V least addictive with some medical purpose. Despite the proven health benefits, marijuana remains a Schedule I drug.
- Schedule I: Heroin, LSD, Ecstasy, GHB (date rape drug), marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms
- Schedule II: Cocaine, opium, morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, methadone, methamphetamine
- Schedule III: Ketamine (anabolic steroids, morphine, hydrocodone with the aspirin or acetaminophen
- Schedule IV: Valium, rohypnol, xanax
- Schedule V: cold medicine with ephedrine, cough syrups with coding
If you have in your possession drugs from Michigan Schedule I or II controlled substance, you may be subject to the following:
- Between 25 – 50 grams (felony): Up to 4 years prison time and up to $25,000 in fines.
- Between 50 – 450 grams (felony): Up to 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.
- Between 450 – 1000 grams (felony): Up to 30 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.
- Over 1000 grams (felony): Life imprisonment and up to $1,000,000 in fines.
Additionally, possession of ecstasy or methamphetamines in any amount can result in jail time of up to 10 years and up to $15,000 in fines.
Possessing of drugs in any form in a public or private park could put you behind bars for 2 years. Additional locations, such as schools, churches, or businesses could also result in enhanced sentences.
What about Marijuana?
Possessing marijuana in any amount is a misdemeanor and can result in a maximum penalty of up to 1 year in jail and $2,000 in fines. You should know that if you have been caught growing and delivering with the intent to sell, you will most likely find yourself facing a felony. Even just a few joints can land you a drug crime conviction, so don’t hesitate to secure legal representation.
Attorney for Possession of Drugs Offense
Call us today if you are facing possession charges for any illicit narcotic. The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKTEIN P.L.L.C. have successfully defended clients who have been charged with possession of drugs for decades. Regardless of the details of your case, we stand ready and able to represent you in a court of law.
Facing a possession of drugs charge is frightening and life altering. In the past, our legal team has been able to win dismissals or minimal sentences on behalf of our clients. We work tirelessly to defend our clients and are not afraid to win! Give us a call at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and we will promptly contact you.