As drug manufacturing and development gets more complex, it has become possible for drug labs and grow-ops to produce previously unknown substances or chemical combinations that closely mimic the effects of other illegal drugs. These new substances, called “designer drugs” arose out of a desire to get around specific drug laws and create new and stronger narcotics. The law has caught up to designer drug manufacturers, however, and now any substance that mimics the chemical structure or effects of a listed illegal narcotic can lead to drug possession conviction. Grabel & Associates knows Southfield drug crime law and what it takes to protect clients who have been accused of possessing designer drugs, also referred to as analogs. Contact our firm now by calling our toll free hotline, or by emailing us using our online contact form. Our team is available 24/7 to begin working with clients in Southfield and statewide after allegations of possession of designer drugs.
Under the direction of qualified drug crime defense lawyer Scott Grabel, our talented team will guide you through everything that you need to say and do in order to achieve a great result in your case. Work with our team early on and let us guide you through the investigative process, taking action to protect yourself from unlawful search and seizure, misinterpreted statements, and more. Our lawyers are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to protect Southfield’s accused in drug crime cases, and we will not rest until everything has been done to protect you or your loved one from wrongful conviction or excessive criminal penalties.
Don’t wait to work with a lawyer, as the difference a drug crime defense attorney will make in your case could be a game-changer. Our attorneys are always available, and we will not rest until you have received the best possible defense throughout every step of your uniquely important case.
Some illegal drugs that are now widely recognized and listed specifically in drug crime legislation began as designer drugs: Ecstasy, LSD, meth, and Oxy for example. There are always new analogues created, like china white, bath salts, and anything else not listed which produces the same effects as cocaine, heroin, or other narcotics, and it is important that you work with a lawyer who is aware of changing drug laws and what needs to be done to protect you or your loved one if you are accused of possession of designer drugs in Southfield.
Like other illicit narcotics, designer drug possession penalties are dependent on the scheduling of the substance. If a designer drug has yet to be added to a drug schedule, it will be included in the schedule of the substance it most closely copies (in chemical makeup and effects). The most highly restricted drugs, Schedule I and II drugs are those that carry a high risk for physical or mental dependency, and have detrimental effects with no medicinal purpose or very limited approved medical use. Schedule III, IV, and V designer drugs can still lead to serious penalties, including jail time and fines. Always work with a lawyer to protect yourself if you are accused of any kind of Southfield drug offense.
The punishment that can result if you are convicted of Southfield analog possession is extremely harsh, no matter what the specifics of your case may be. For drugs that equate to Schedule 1 or 2, up to 4 years behind bars and a $25,000 fine could be on the line for any amount of the drug, with up to life behind bars on the line or a possession with intent charge for larger amounts. For Schedule 3 and 4, up to 2 years behind bars and a $2,000 fine could result for a first offense. All of the above charges are felonies. The only possible misdemeanor is Schedule V, and it is unlikely a designer drug will be classified this low. The penalties are still serious however, and could include up to a year behind bars and a $1,000 fine. Always work with a lawyer if you are investigated for or charged with possessing a designer drug. The trial lawyers at Grabel & Associates are always available for clients in Southfield and statewide.
Our lawyers know the legal issues and laws that will be in play in your case, because for over a decade we have been working with clients in misdemeanor and felony drug crime cases involving all kinds of substances. Over that time, we have been able to achieve numerous outstanding results, including case dismissals and not guilty verdicts, along with deferred sentences and favorable bargains. Consult with our team now and let us guide your next steps as you fight for a just case result.
To speak with one of our case analysts immediately, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our team online. We are ready now to begin working with you or your loved one as you fight designer drug crime conviction.