In the State of Michigan, it is illegal to possess marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, LSD and prescription drugs without a valid prescription. If you have been charged with drug possession and are unsure of what your next steps should be, do not delay in contacting LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. You do not have to face drug charges alone.
As one of the state’s most experienced and aggressive law firms, we fight charges alongside our clients and we have successfully represented thousands of clients in the state who have been in your situation. Why is it important to hire a reputable and experienced drug crime lawyer quickly? You are not convicted until proven guilty. You have a small window of time to enlist a top legal team and fight for your innocence so that a conviction does not follow you around for the rest of your life. Even if the evidence against you is very strong, there are often still ways to avoid a potentially life altering conviction.
How serious is my drug possession charge?
Make no mistake – Michigan has strict punishments in place for individuals charged with drug possession, possession with intent to sell, and other drug charges. Any drug possession charge should be considered serious. Even a misdemeanor carries up to 1 year in jail and up to 2 years of probation. A felony carries possible prison time and up to 5 years probation. Any drug conviction results in a loss of your driver’s license.
Unlike other states, Michigan has not decriminalized marijuana possession, which means that you will be charged with a crime, regardless of how much you had in your possession at the time of arrest. While most first time offenders receive probation, it’s important to know that many factors are considered before sentencing, including the type of drug in possession, the amount, the intended use, and prior drug and criminal history. Given that Michigan is particularly tough on drug crimes including possession of narcotics, there are no guarantees. If you are a medical marijuana patient and you are charged with a drug offense, your case needs the attention of an attorney with extensive experience handling cases related to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.
Why do I need an aggressive, experience and successful attorney?
There are a few key reasons why you need to be represented by an experienced attorney. One reason is that seasoned attorneys including LEWIS & DICKSTEIN P.L.L.C. are experienced enough to know how to pursue a dismissal when appropriate and help clients avoid needless jail, lengthy probation, and onerous terms and conditions of probation. An inexperienced attorney or one that is not specialized in criminal defense, does not stand a chance of getting the same result. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows when to bring in lack of intent, reasonable doubt, and knows when to push for a lesser charge in a situation where the client is clearly guilty.
If you are charged with a drug possession offense or any drug related charge, call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation and confidential case evaluation. We will find a way to help you!