Drug Possession

Criminal Defense Attorney for Drug Possession Charges in LansingDetroitGrand Rapids and Throughout Michigan

The state of Michigan has harsh restrictions upon illegal drugs such as heroin, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, LSD, and many others. Efforts to control the drug problem often lead to wrongful convictions, or severe criminal sentences for seemingly small drug possession crimes. Our lawyers work to defend Michigan clients accused of criminal drug possession, and help uphold the rights of Michigan's accused in courts throughout the state.

Drug charges are exceptionally serious, and should not be taken lightly no matter how much of a drug is possessed. You need to hire an exceptional criminal defense lawyer if you are under investigation for drug possession or have been accused of possessing an illegal narcotic. Do not wait to obtain a lawyer; the sooner you start your defense with Grabel & Associates, the better your case result will be.

Michigan Schedule I, II, III, IV, and V Drug Possession Lawyer

The Michigan Penal Code separates drugs into schedules with differing criminal penalties for drugs in each category. Schedule 1 drugs, such as heroin or LSD, have no accepted medicinal purpose and a very high potential for addiction. Schedule 2 drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamines, have accepted medical use (though very restricted), and have a high potential for abuse and dependence. Schedule 3 drugs, like steroids and morphine, have a moderate potential for addiction and an accepted medical use. Schedule 4 drugs, such as Valium and Xanax, are widely used in medical treatment and have lesser potential for addiction than Schedule 3 drugs. Schedule 5 drugs have widely accepted medical uses and low potential for addiction or abuse, but cannot be legally purchased in bulk.

Whatever drug you are accused of possessing, a drug crime conviction could be life changing. We represent Michigan clients accused of all types of drug possession, and have experience working in Michigan courts to keep clients out of jail. We have established a reputation as one of Michigan's best drug crime defense firms, and consistently achieve case dismissals, suspended sentences, and successful appeals for our drug possession clients.

Penalties for Criminal Drug Possession in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan

According to the Michigan Penal Code (333.7403) penalties for drug possession are as follows:

Schedule I or II controlled substance:

  • Between 25g and 50g (felony): Up to 4 years prison time and up to $25,000 in fines.
  • Between 50g and 450g (felony): Up to 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.
  • Between 450g and 1kg (felony): Up to 30 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.
  • Over 1kg (felony): Life imprisonment and up to $1,000,000 in fines.

Additionally, possession of ecstasy or methamphetamines in any amount can result in jail time of up to 10 years and up to $15,000 in fines. Possessing marijuana in any amount can result in a penalty of up to 1 year in jail and $2,000 in fines. Even just a few joints can land you a drug crime conviction, so don't hesitate to secure legal representation. Possessing drugs in any form in a public or private park could put you behind bars for 2 years. Additional locations, such as schools, churches, or businesses could also result in enhanced sentences. Call a lawyer now if you are facing possession charges for any illicit narcotic.

Although possession charges are already serious, Michigan police and prosecutors will look for ways to turn a possession charge into a possession with intent case. Possession with intent carries even more damaging criminal penalties, and Grabel & Associates can ensure you are not faced with accusations that are even more serious.

According to the Michigan Penal Code (333.7413), anyone who is convicted of a second drug crime, such as possession of a Schedule I or II drug in an amount over 50g, is subject to life imprisonment. Contact a lawyer immediately if you have a previous drug crime conviction on your record and are facing Michigan drug possession accusations.

Our Approach to Michigan Drug Possession Cases

We work with our clients to go through the details of drug crime cases and ensure no decisive aspect is missed. We will explore possible rights violations that led to your drug possession arrest, and expose any unreasonable search and seizure, improper search warrants, improperly conducted drug stings, or other police and prosecutor mistakes that could get your charges dismissed.

We will help you explore all your legal options and explain to you what any action will mean for your case result and your future. We will look at potential sentencing options that can keep you out of jail and away from harsh fines. If you would benefit from a sentence focused on treatment rather than punishment, we can pursue a drug court decision to help keep you out of jail. Whatever result is best for you in your Michigan drug possession case, Grabel & Associates have the criminal defense experience needed to earn you a great result.

We practice only criminal defense and our proven results show our expertise in Michigan criminal cases. Our lawyers have worked on thousands of criminal defense cases and can guarantee unrivaled results in your Michigan drug possession case.

Call Now to Start Your Michigan Drug Possession Defense

To speak with an experienced case analyst concerning your drug crime case, call us at 1-800-342-7896. We are able to talk to you anytime of day, any day of the week. You can even set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel by contacting us. Start your defending your criminal possession charges now to ensure the best result. We are experienced in cases involving marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth, LSD, prescription drugs, and other illegal substances, and can prevent enhanced sentences or wrongful convictions. Contact us now to secure Michigan's top drug crime defense team for your criminal case.