In the state of Michigan, certain offenses carry mandatory minimum sentences, which will be used by a judge to determine the penalties you face in your drug crime case. Federal drug bills have resulted in federal mandatory sentences, which influence the decisions of judges throughout Michigan’s 83 counties. Grabel & Associates is a premier Federal Criminal Defense Law Firm with extensive experience in the field of drug crime, and our aggressive criminal defense tactics will help you fight back in your drug crime case. We will work with you to develop a comprehensive defense strategy, and our drug crime defense team will give you the best chance to have your charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced.
Work with a drug crimes attorney when facing federal drug crime to ensure you achieve the best possible result in your Michigan criminal case. Our experienced lawyers know what it takes to beat drug charges in mandatory minimum cases, and our diligent investigation will help you uncover vital details that could give you an edge in your case. Contact us immediately for legal representation throughout your case.
Although mandatory minimums still guide the outcomes of many cases, judges now have more freedom to consider sentencing guidelines, additional details of drug crime cases, criminal history, and other information. This makes it even more crucial to hire a skilled lawyer, as there are now additional ways to overcome harsh sentencing in drug possession, trafficking, and manufacture cases.
Mandatory minimum sentences in Michigan drug crime cases vary depending on the type of drug, amount, and specific details of the crime. There are ways to avoid mandatory minimums, or fight the charges against you and beat wrongful conviction, and our lawyers will work with you to determine the best legal strategy that will allow you to earn the best result.
According to federal sentencing laws, judges may not decide on a shorter prison sentence than the mandatory minimum unless the case fits specific exemptions. Certain types of drug crime can result in 5 or 10 year mandatory minimums with no chance for parole, including LSD, Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, and more.
In cases involving LSD, 1 gram can result in a five year mandatory minimum sentence, while cases involving 10 grams will result in a 10 year mandatory minimum.
Marijuana (pot, hash, marihuana) cases involving 100 plants or 100 kg will result in a 5 year sentence, while 1000 plants or 1000 kg will result in a mandatory 10 year sentence.
Cocaine in powder form results in a mandatory 5 year sentence in cases involving 500 grams, and a 10 year sentence in cases involving 5kg, while crack cocaine will result in 5 and 10 year mandatory prison terms for cases involving 28g, and 280g, respectively.
Heroin cases involving 100 grams result in a mandatory 5 year sentence, and over 1kg will result in facing 10 years or more. For Methamphetamines, pure meth of 5 grams will result in a 5 year sentence, and 50 grams of pure methamphetamines will result in 10 years, while mixtures of 50 grams and 500 grams will result in 5 and 10 year mandatory sentences.
Additional factors, such as possession of a firearm involved in drug crime, felon in possession of a firearm, and continuing criminal enterprise, can add to the mandatory minimum sentence you face. Contact Scott Grabel and our drug crime defense team to fight back against serious penalties.
Our attorneys will objectively defend you throughout every stage of your Michigan criminal case, and our individualized criminal defense strategies will help you develop the best course of action for your specific case. We recognize the influence that federal minimum sentences and sentencing guidelines can have on judges in drug crime cases, and our experience allows our lawyers to understand exactly what needs to be done to earn a great result in these difficult cases.
Without a lawyer, you could face wrongful conviction or unnecessary punishment for a drug related offense, and our statewide attorneys can protect your rights and freedom throughout investigation, trial, and even post-conviction. Contact us immediately to benefit from our proven defense strategies in your Michigan case, and fight back against aggressive police and prosecutors. We will investigate every detail of your case and expose any rights violations, procedural errors, or other mistakes that could lead to case dismissal and our team will work closely with you to determine the best action in every stage of your case.
Call 1-800-342-7896 now for a free consultation with an experienced case analyst. We are available 24/7 to speak with you about your case, and our lawyers will immediately respond to any questions or concerns you have about mandatory minimums in drug crime cases. You can also contact us online and set up a free consultation with trial attorney Scott Grabel. Contact us right now and let us begin working with you in your time sensitive drug charge case.