Illegal Possession of Prescription Medication
The government has cracked down on unlawful prescription drug and controlled substance possession, sale, and distribution. Due to extensive media publicity, there have been numerous prosecutions and heavy penalties.
Criminal Charges and Penalties for Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication
There are many misconceptions about Michigan’s controlled and prescription drug regulations. Because of Michigan’s perplexing regulations, many people find themselves in legal jeopardy without ever realizing it. If you’ve been charged with drug possession, you’ll need aggressive legal representation from someone who has a long and successful track record fighting drug crimes. Even for first-time offenders charged with Possession of Prescription Drugs, the repercussions of illegally possessing prescription medications are severe.
Prosecutors may try to show intent to deliver or distribute
If you’re facing accusations, you probably have a lot of questions, including what constitutes a controlled substance. To begin, the government regulates controlled substances, which include heroin, morphine, marijuana, methadone, and other prescription narcotic medications. Over-the-counter medications containing codeine are technically included in this category, however, they are not heavily prosecuted. In Michigan, the penalties for possessing prescription medicines vary based on the type of drug and the amount detected in your possession. It’s important to keep in mind that prosecutors may try to prove intent to supply or distribute drugs in these cases, making the penalties much harsher.
Under Advisement, Delayed Sentences, and Dismissed Charges
Most lawyers know there are Michigan laws they can use to help clients avoid convictions. However, not all lawyers are equally capable of persuading prosecutors to offer generous plea bargains and convince judges to impose lenient sentences. When a client wants a favorable plea bargain or a light sentence, the lawyers with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. know exactly what to do. Prosecutors and judges are not all created equal, and cookie-cutter legal defenses are doomed to fail. We are familiar with judges and prosecutors in courts around Michigan since we are a full-service criminal defense law firm with a staff of attorneys. We can tailor each client’s defense to achieve the best result using our familiarity and experience.
The most addictive and abused prescription drugs
Drugs in Michigan are categorized into “schedules.” The most addictive and abused prescription medications fall within the Schedule I and II categories. Regardless of whatever schedule your offense falls under, choosing an experienced counsel is a prudent move, especially given Michigan’s attitude toward drug possession convictions. An attorney with experience defending drug charges will identify if the police made mistakes during the arrest or if the procedure was compromised. Well-established defense lawyers build a rapport with Michigan courts and judges. They’ll be well-versed on the charges’ procedure and protocol, as well as all possible defenses. When you consider what you stand to lose if you are charged with possessing prescription drugs, hiring a top criminal defense attorney to protect and defend you is a no-brainer.
Hefty fines, time in jail, loss of their driver’s license, and more
Regardless of the specifics of your case, you will need an aggressive and skilled attorney to assist you in developing an effective defense plan to any felony or misdemeanor accusation, including Possession of Prescription Drugs or Medication. Those convicted of drug offenses face steep penalties, time in jail or prison, the loss of their driver’s license, and the possibility of losing their jobs and damaging their careers in the long run. You’ll need top-notch legal representation if you’re facing drug accusations.
Michigan Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs Defense Attorneys
If you or a loved one is accused of committing a felony or misdemeanor offense involving prescription medication or other controlled substances, we can help you. The Defense Team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has an unparalleled track record of achieving favorable results for clients throughout Oakland County, Wayne County, Macomb County, and throughout Michigan.
We’ve successfully handled thousands of drug-related felony and misdemeanor cases in state and federal court, in addition to prescription medication charges. We can give an unparalleled level of service and outcomes by utilizing a unique team approach. Our clients can expect timely return of calls and emails, compassionate lawyers who will patiently listen to them, and multiple experienced lawyers collaborating to get the best possible conclusion because every client of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has a team behind them.
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.