In drug crime cases, there are federal sentencing guidelines for different charges, which can factor in to the sentence you receive. Grabel & Associates fights to protect clients facing federal drug crime sentencing from unnecessary punishment, and we will fight to ensure you earn the best possible result in your case. Contact us to fight back against harsh sentences in federal drug crime cases, and work with a skilled federal drug crimes attorney throughout every stage of your case to give yourself the best chance to have your charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced.
Our attorneys have extensive experience fighting for clients in difficult drug crime cases throughout Michigan’s 83 counties. When you come up against the strict sentencing guidelines that have been set out for drug crime cases, you need the best MI drug defense lawyer on your side. Our work in thousands of past cases has helped clients avoid harsh penalties including jail time, fines, and criminal records. Contact our attorneys immediately if you are under investigation for possession, trafficking, or manufacture of drugs in Michigan, or if you have been charged with a drug crime.
In 1987, the United States created federal sentencing guidelines for criminal felony and serious misdemeanor charges in the federal court system. These guidelines aim to create a uniform sentencing policy for those convicted of serious crimes. Based on the crime, factors involved in the crime, and the criminal history of the accused, a base offense level will be set, up to the most serious level of 43. A judge then will determine a sentence, which may be influenced by the federal guidelines for that base level.
Contact Grabel & Associates if you are facing a serious drug crime charge, such as felony drug trafficking, possession with intent, cultivation or manufacture of drugs, or any other crime. Our attorneys will fight for your rights and earn you a great case outcome anywhere in Michigan.
According to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines of 1987, the guidelines for specific illegal substances are as follows:
Heroin- Less than 5 kg will result in a base offense level of 12, and the defendant could face up to 16 months in prison. A conviction involving more than 30 kg of heroin will result in a base offense level of 38, which can lead to over 24 years in prison. If the defendant has a criminal history, or was involved in a violent drug crime, the base offense level could increase.
Cocaine- Less than 25 grams will result in a base offense level of 12, while over 150 kg of cocaine or crack will result in a base offense level of 38. Penalties for the base offense levels are the same as in heroin cases, and specific factors of the drug crime case can result in an increase in the base offense level.
Methamphetamines- Less than 2.5 grams of meth can result in a minimum base offense level of 12, while possession of 15 kg or more can result in a base offense level of 38, along with corresponding criminal penalties.
Marijuana- Under 250 grams of marijuana can result in a minimum base offense level of 6, while over 30,000 kg of marijuana will result in a base offense level of 38.
Contact Grabel & Associates if you are facing federal drug charges and our attorneys will protect you against federal guidelines and sentencing minimums. Without a lawyer, you could face unnecessarily harsh criminal penalties, and every day you wait to hire an attorney in time sensitive drug crime cases could directly affect your result.
When you work with a top Michigan criminal defense team, no case is too complex or difficult. With years of your life potentially on the line in your case, you need the best available defense, and our attorneys are ready to begin working with you in any stage of your case right now. We are committed to always being available for clients, and we are recognized statewide as one of Michigan’s premier drug crime defense firms.
At Grabel & Associates, our team cares about your final result, and we will rigorously investigate the details of your case to ensure you receive the best possible defense representation and the most beneficial case outcome. We understand how injury, weapons, and criminal history could play into your federal drug case decision, and will help you understand how federal minimum and maximum sentences could affect your case. Act fast to secure an attorney, as the early stages of your misdemeanor or felony drug crime case can be crucial. To find out more about federal sentencing guidelines in your specific case, look at the 1987 Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual, or contact our team.