If you or someone you know has been accused of a drug crime in Michigan, contact a skilled attorney at Grabel & Associates right away. Michigan has strict drug laws and the punishments for possession of drugs, possession with intent to sell or deliver, manufacture or cultivation, or any other drug charge will be extremely damaging. You will need a drug charge lawyer to represent you in court and uphold your rights and freedom.
Attorney for Drug Related Charges in Michigan
Grabel & Associates is recognized as one of Michigan’s top law firms, and we have proven our criminal defense talent in thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases. We know the legal tactics that are most effective in drug crime cases, and your lawyer will do everything necessary to protect you from harsh criminal penalties. Contact us now to start building an effective defense for drug charges in Michigan.
If I’m convicted of a drug crime in Michigan, what penalties will I face?
The penalties you will face if you’re convicted of a drug crime in Michigan generally depend on (1) the drug, (2) the amount, and (3) what you were doing with it.
First, some drugs are treated more harshly than others. The more illicit the drug, the more severe the punishment. So, for example, if you possess 10 grams of heroin you will be liable for a felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison. If you possess 10 grams of psilocybin (“magic mushrooms”), you will be liable for a misdemeanor and up to 1 year in jail.
Second, the quantity of drugs involved matters. This is probably fairly obvious—more drugs means more serious consequences. For instance, possession of 20 grams of cocaine is a felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison. Possession of 1,000 grams of cocaine is a felony punishable by up to life in prison.
Third, what you were doing with the drugs will make a significant difference. Simple “use” of even the most illicit drugs will typically be a misdemeanor. But if you “possess” that same drug, it will be a felony. The most severe penalties are reserved for “delivery” (i.e., dealing), “possession with intent to deliver,” and “manufacture.”
Do I need a lawyer with experience defending Michigan drug crimes?
If you are charged with a Michigan drug crime, you absolutely need a lawyer with experience in these cases. Even with minor drug crimes, the stakes are high. Jail or even prison time is always a possibility. By law, your driver’s license will be suspended for any drug crime, even if you weren’t driving at the time of the crime. You also may be denied housing or employment. In short, if you’re charged with a Michigan drug crime, you don’t want to roll the dice with a novice attorney.
Experience counts. Seasoned attorneys know if there are defenses in your case that can get the case dismissed or reduced. They know the steps clients can take to improve their situation (e.g., counseling, classes, etc.). They know the predilections of the judge and the prosecutor. And if the case has to go to trial, they know the tactics and arguments that can persuade a jury to vote “not guilty.” In many drug cases, a knowledgeable attorney can ensure that you end up without a criminal record and no jail time.
Michigan Drug Crime Lawyer in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Statewide
We represent Michigan clients accused of drug crimes including:
- Drug Cultivation and Manufacture
- Drug Distribution and Sale
- Distribution of Medical Marijuana
- Drug Charges Pre-File Investigation
- Federal and Major Felony Drug Trafficking
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of Methamphetamines
- Cocaine Possession
- Heroin Possession
- Ecstasy Possession
- Drug Trafficking
- Marijuana Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver
- Meth Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver
- Cocaine Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver
- Heroin Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver
- Ecstasy Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver
- Prescription Drug Crime Charges
Whatever drug you are accused of possessing, manufacturing, or trafficking in Michigan, we are here to help. Grabel & Associates will aggressively defend you in Michigan court, and our team will work to make sure you do not suffer from criminal penalty.
Michigan Narcotic Possession and Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver
Michigan possession charges are extremely serious, and police and prosecutors often attempt to amplify charges of drug possession by adding accusations of intent to sell or deliver. This is especially true when the case involves large amounts of drugs. You need a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to protect you from possession with intent charges, and win in either type of drug possession case.
Possession, Intent, Manufacture, Distribution and Other Drug Crimes Lawyer in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan
Michigan possession charges can result in life imprisonment and up to $1,000,000 in fines without a lawyer to protect you from aggressive prosecutors. Possession with intent to sell or deliver charges in Michigan are even more serious, however, as even the minimum sentence can carry a jail term of 20 years. Possession of marijuana is extremely serious in Michigan as well, as possession of even small amounts with intent to sell or deliver could land you behind bars for 4 years. Read about possession and possession with intent drug crime punishments in the Michigan Penal Code, Section 333.7401 and 333.7403.
Drug Manufacture and Cultivation Laws
Drug manufacture is a serious charge in Michigan, requiring the representation of a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Jail time for manufacturing an illicit substance in Michigan can range from 20 years to life, along with fines of $25,000 to $1,000,000. Marijuana cultivation penalties in Michigan range from up to 4 years in prison, to 15 years in prison, with fines of up to $10,000,000. Section 333.7401 of the Michigan Penal Code outlines the harsh punishments for drug manufacture or cultivation offenders.
Other drug charges, such as drug distribution, drug trafficking, and prescription drug charges also carry damaging criminal penalties. Hire a lawyer at Grabel & Associates to protect yourself from punishment. Our premier criminal defense will give you an edge in your Michigan criminal case, and our experience in drug crime cases will be invaluable throughout your criminal fight.
Our Proven Approach to Michigan Drug Crime Charges
We are committed to Michigan criminal defense, and our attorneys will aggressively fight for anyone accused of a drug crime in Michigan. You want a lawyer who knows how to win criminal drug cases, and our dedication to practicing only Michigan criminal defense gives us a wealth of experience not available at other law firms. You need a lawyer who objectively investigates the details of your case, and who is focused on achieving a great result. We commit ample time to your case to ensure no critical legal steps are rushed or overlooked. Our proven results show that our approach to criminal cases is effective, and our first-rate defense services will be an advantage to you if you are facing a drug crime charge.
We will work to make sure you understand the legal issues surrounding your case and help you to explore every legal option. We can look at sentencing options that keep you out of jail and free from a lifetime of missed opportunities. Whatever the details of your case, we are here to help you achieve a result that works for you.
We represent clients in every stage of criminal cases. If you are under investigation, we can start your defense early and gain an edge on the prosecution. Your attorney will speak on your behalf to protect you from aggressive investigative tactics and work to keep your case out of court. If you have already been arrested, our experienced team will represent you in any Michigan state or federal court. Anyone already convicted of a drug crime in Michigan, or facing a second drug crime charge, should contact us right away to protect from future penalties and work to clear your criminal record through expungement or appeal.
Call Now for Exceptional Drug Possession, PWI, or Cultivation Defense
Grabel & Associates truly cares about our client’s results, and we will do everything possible to protect you from restrictions and harsh sentencing. Call us, toll free, at 1-800-342-7896 to speak with an experienced case analyst about your Michigan drug crime charge for free. You can also set up a free consultation with trial attorney Scott Grabel by contacting us now. The sooner you take action to defend the charges against you, the better your chances at freedom. Don’t settle for less than the best Michigan drug crime team, call Grabel & Associates right now.