If you are facing a charge of illegal heroin possession in Michigan, you need a proficient criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Obtain a lawyer early in your case to ensure a great result. If you are even under investigation for heroin related charges, or believe someone close to you may be under investigation for a drug crime, don't wait to obtain a lawyer. Grabel & Associates is recognized as a distinguished Michigan drug crime defense firm, and will secure an excellent outcome in your criminal case.
Possession of Heroin Charge in Michigan
Heroin is a Schedule 1 illegal drug in Michigan and possession of the drug can result in strong criminal punishment. It is extremely crucial that you hire a skilled defense lawyer to uphold your rights and defend your freedom in your heroin possession case. Heroin is a highly addictive drug synthesized from morphine, and is completely illegal in the United States. Commonly known as "smack," "dragon," or "mud," the drug was initially promoted as a cough medication. Heroin users, however, rapidly develop a tolerance to the drug, and become dependent on stronger, and more frequent doses. The risk of overdose is extreme, and it is very important to help Michigan citizens struggling with heroin addiction to get help before the result is death.
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Heroin can be injected, snorted, or inhaled, and the drug remains in the bloodstream for a long period of time. Drug tests can detect heroin in blood or urine, and a failed drug test could result in a prison sentence or probation. Michigan courts crack down hard on people who possess heroin, and it is very important to have a lawyer to explore every legal option available to you. Grabel & Associates will keep your best interests in mind while aggressively defending you in your Michigan case.
Criminal Penalties for Heroin Possession in Michigan
Heroin, being a Schedule 1 illegal drug, carries damaging criminal penalties for anyone convicted of possession. Although using heroin is a misdemeanor charge that can result in a maximum of one year in prison and a potential $2,000 fine, heroin possession is a felony and punishments are much more severe. According to the Michigan Penal Code (333.7401), criminal penalties for heroin possession are as follows:
- Possession of under 50g of heroin or a mixture containing heroin (felony): Jail sentence of up to 4 years and fines of up to $25,000.
- Possession of between 50g and 450g of heroin or a mixture containing heroin (felony): Jail term of up to 20 years and possible $250,000 fine.
- Possession of between 450g and 1kg of heroin or a mixture containing heroin (felony): Jail term as long as 30 years and possible fines of up to $500,000.
- Possession of over 1kg of heroin or a mixture containing heroin (felony): Possible life sentence and fines of up to $1,000,000.
These serious criminal penalties can be amplified even more depending on where you committed your heroin crime (proximity to parks, churches, schools etc.), prior drug crime convictions, and other factors. Heroin possession often results in driver's license suspension as well, increasing the damage a conviction has on your life. Don't risk falling prey to these harsh criminal penalties. Our lawyers will fight to pursue a beneficial result in your case.
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Our lawyers want to help you understand the legal issues surrounding your heroin case and give you control of you results. We will give you the knowledge and skill necessary to achieve the results you want, and will relentlessly fight against prosecutors trying to force you into unjust sentences. If you have been wrongly accused of heroin possession, we will expose the truth and aggressively work towards a case dismissal or court victory.
If you possessed heroin illegally, we can explore sentencing options that keep you out of jail. If you have not committed a previous drug crime, we can look at the possibility of a suspended sentence to keep you from criminal punishment. We can explore drug court sentencing that focuses on heroin addiction treatment rather than criminal penalties and restrictions. If your rights were violated through illegal search and seizure, or Michigan investigators made mistakes in your heroin possession case proceedings, we will bring every detail to light and defend your rights.
Our lawyers will ensure police and prosecutor tactics do not overwhelm you in your Michigan heroin criminal case. A lawyer can speak on your behalf, and ensure you do not incriminate yourself. We can explain what any legal action will mean for your end result, and direct you through the criminal process to guide you to the best outcome.
Call Now to Secure Proven Michigan Heroin Possession Defense Representation
Our lawyers have defended thousands of cases and demonstrated legal talents in a variety of cases. We have the experience necessary to earn you a great result, and look forward to adding your case to our list of proven successes. If you want to stay out of jail for your Michigan heroin possession charge, contact us now.
Call us from anywhere in Michigan, toll free, at 1-800-342-7896 to speak with an experienced case analyst about your legal options. We can begin our aggressive defense for your criminal case immediately, and ensure you the best result. We have earned our reputation as one of Michigan's top law firms, and our testimonials demonstrate what sets us apart. You can even set up a free consultation for your heroin possession case with renowned Michigan lawyer Scott Grabel by contacting us. Secure exceptional criminal defense representation, and start fighting for your freedom.