Juvenile Drug Offenses in Ann Arbor
When a juvenile commits a drug offense, police and prosecutors always take the case extremely seriously. Drug crime among youth is an issue that is on the rise in Ann Arbor and statewide, and cases involving possession, distribution, transportation, and cultivation/manufacture can lead to harsh criminal penalties, especially in more serious cases or repeat offense situations. While sentencing in juvenile court is possible, it is crucial that anyone who has been accused of a drug crime offense work with a lawyer who knows how to protect against adult court sentencing and other negative outcomes. Speak with our experienced juvenile defense team now if you have been accused of committing an offense involving any controlled substance in Ann Arbor, including:
- Prescription Drugs
- Designer Drugs
Our qualified attorneys know what it takes to protect clients who have been accused of a variety of drug crime charges involving all types of substances, and we have proven our skill over the course of many years and countless past cases. Contact our team now to begin fighting back against drug crime conviction and the harsh penalties that can result in juvenile substance abuse cases.
Under the direction of experienced trial lawyer Scott Grabel, our talented team will walk you through every step you need to take in order to protect your best interests throughout the drug crime defense process, and for over 10 years we have been committed to providing exceptional defense to clients statewide. As soon as you get in touch with our team, we will begin working to develop an individualized defense strategy based on the specifics of your Ann Arbor juvenile drug crimes case. Contact us by phone or online right now for a free initial case consultation, and begin fighting for a beneficial case outcome.
Juvenile Drug Crime Laws in Ann Arbor, Michigan
There are a number of different charges that can result from drug crime cases involving juveniles in Ann Arbor. The first, and most common, would be drug possession, or Minor in Possession (MIP) charges. MIP cases normally deal with alcohol, which is also illegal among minors statewide, and drug possession charges are often more serious.
Even more severe are the penalties for drug dealing or manufacturing/cultivating drugs. With years behind bars, a felony record, and significant fines on the line, it is absolutely crucial that you do everything you can to combat adult court sentencing and seek a deferred or reduced sentence focused on rehabilitation rather than harsh punishment. Our attorneys are available now to start walking you through the steps you should take in order to protect yourself or your child from drug crime conviction.
Criminal Penalties for Juveniles in Ann Arbor Drug Offense Cases
If sentenced in adult court, up to life behind bars and millions of dollars in fines could be on the line, depending on the type of drug possessed, dealt, or manufactured, as well as the amount of the drug involved in the case. Fortunately, except for the most serious drug crime cases, placement on the juvenile consent calendar or another sentencing option is far more likely. Juvenile consent calendar sentencing focuses on rehabilitation, and could include community service, drug treatment, support groups, and more. It is still critical to work with an attorney who can help you work towards a beneficial sentence, with institutionalization or a move to adult court possible in any case.
Additionally, first time offenders can seek a deferred sentence under Section 333.7411 of the Penal Code, while those facing less serious drug crime offenses who are between the ages of 17 to 20 can seek a similar legal status under Section 762.11. There are many options available to juvenile drug crime offenders, and the sooner you begin working with an attorney to explore sentencing options in your case, the better your final outcome will be. Contact our 24/7 hotline now to get started.
Our Approach to Juvenile Drug Crime Defense in Ann Arbor
Our attorneys know that in juvenile crime cases, a defendant’s entire future can be on the line. We know what it takes to help clients avoid wrongful conviction, and will fight for a beneficial rehabilitative sentences in cases where a guilty verdict is necessary. Contact us right now and let us review your defense options with you after going over the specifics of your case together. We are ready now to begin fighting with you or your child after a juvenile drug crime accusation.
Confidential Legal Hotline 24/7 for Drug Crime Defense in Michigan
To speak with a member of our team about your specific case, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, both by phone and online.