Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana Defense Attorney
Michigan Marijuana Defense Lawyers who are Dedicated to Fearlessly Defending Those Charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana.
Marijuana Delivery or Intent to Deliver Defense Attorney
Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana is NOT a minor offense in many judges’ and prosecutors’ eyes. Even though the citizens of Michigan have approved various laws favorable to marijuana use and possession under certain circumstances, law enforcement is doing everything possible to find, prosecute and punish those who possess marijuana with the intent to sell or deliver.
A frequent mistake many people make is going to court without a Marijuana Defense Attorney and thinking they will be given a break because the sale or transfer of marijuana is “no big deal” or a “petty offense.” Unfortunately, most people do not realize the serious penalties they face and how aggressively prosecutors and judges pursue these cases. An aggressive, fearless criminal defense lawyer is your best hope of ensuring that your rights are protected and that everything possible is done to keep this type of offense off your criminal history.
Penalties for Marijuana Sale or Possession with Intent to Deliver
The sale or transfer of marijuana or Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana are felony offenses. The possible punishments vary based on the amount of marijuana involved.
- Less than 20 marijuana plants or 5 kilograms – Jail time of up to 4 years and/or a fine of up to $20,000.
- Between 20 and 200 marijuana plants or 5 kilograms and 45 kilograms – Jail time of up to 7 years and/or a fine of up to $500,000.
- More than 200 marijuana plants or 45 kilograms – Jail time of up to 15 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000,000.
- Additionally, if five (5) or more pounds of marijuana or more than 100 plants are involved, and you are charged with manufacturing, the federal government often takes over. At this point, state charges will be dropped, and you will be charged for violating federal drug laws. Mandatory sentences under federal law are typically more severe than those under state law. For example, if you are found guilty of growing 120 marijuana plants, you could face a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 4 years under federal law, whereas you would have likely been subject to a fine and time in county jail under state law.
Aside from the relevant state and federal criminal penalties, you should be aware that a conviction for the sale or transfer of marijuana or possession with intent to deliver marijuana can cause problems that are not directly related to the conviction. Many lending institutions, employers, and professional organizations do not look kindly on a misdemeanor or felony conviction. For example, a felony marijuana conviction can prevent you from getting federal school loans, grants, and federal contracts. It’s certainly not a good idea to lie about your conviction on job applications. A conviction can follow you for the rest of your life, prevent you from obtaining employment, and inhibit career advancement.
Where your drug charge is for a second or subsequent offense, drug court alternatives, probation, or community service might not be possible. In fact, the potential penalties may double if you have a prior controlled substance conviction. You need an experienced Michigan Marijuana Defense Lawyer in your corner to fight your drug charge.
Why choose LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. to represent you?
The Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have decades of experience defending clients and winning marijuana and other drug-related felony charges. When other lawyers intend to convince their clients to plead guilty, we approach every case with the ultimate goal of achieving a dismissal of all charges, if possible. There are many ways a good lawyer can keep these charges off a client’s record, and we will leave NO stone unturned when exploring them. Whether there is an illegal search, unconstitutional seizure, invalid drug analysis, break in the chain of custody, police misconduct, or any other irregularity, we will fearlessly pursue the best possible outcome in your case.
If a dismissal of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana charges is not possible, and a plea bargain is the best course of action, we are prepared to achieve extraordinary results! Prosecutors and judges do not give the best deals to “regulars” around the courthouse. Prosecutors and judges give the best deals and sentence bargains to lawyers who are known fighters and present a credible threat to the government’s case. We maintain excellent working relationships with judges and prosecutors throughout Southeastern Michigan, who respect us for being zealous advocates for our clients. We know how to find the best ways to negotiate a plea bargain, and we employ the most persuasive arguments to achieve a lenient sentence. In many cases, we can negotiate or argue successfully for our client’s case to be taken under advisement and ultimately dismissed.
Call Today for a Free Consultation with a Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
If you are looking for an experienced and dedicated defense attorney to handle your case, you have come to the right place. The attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have a great deal of knowledge, skill, and practice in drug crimes defense and have helped countless clients throughout Michigan to overcome their charges and avoid misdemeanor and felony convictions. We are very passionate about our work and are fully committed to protecting our clients’ rights, future, and best interests. When you come to LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., you can trust that your case will be in excellent hands and that we will do everything possible to help you win your case.
If you or a loved one is charged or accused of a marijuana crime in Michigan, please do not hesitate to call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. for a free consultation. We will take the time to talk with you, answer all of your questions, and address each of your concerns. We will work together to come up with a winning strategy.
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.
We will find a way to help you and, most importantly,
we are not afraid to win!
We handle misdemeanor and felony marijuana possession, manufacture and delivery cases in federal court and state courts, including but not limited to: Oakland County, Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, and Macomb County.