Juvenile Drug Offenses in Detroit
One of the more common juvenile offenses our firm is asked to handle is drug possession charges, as well as charges for dealing drugs or even manufacturing or growing drugs in Detroit. Juveniles who have been accused of a drug offense involving marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth, LSD, ecstasy, steroids, designer drugs or even prescription drugs should contact an experienced juvenile defense attorney in Detroit as soon as possible and begin to fight back against the very serious penalties that can result. There is so much on the line in drug crime cases, especially when a juvenile offender with their whole future ahead of them is facing jail time, fines, and a criminal record. Our dedicated team is committed to doing whatever it takes to protect the rights of you or your juvenile child after a drug crime charge or investigation, and we will fight to protect the future of any juvenile charged with a drug offense in Detroit, whether the case will be heard in juvenile or adult court.
Our team knows what it takes to win, and we are prepared to put in the hard work necessary to ensure clients achieve the best available case result, even in tough Detroit juvenile drug crime cases. Under the direction of experienced defense attorney Scott Grabel, our lawyers will walk you through the steps you need to take to defend your freedom, guiding you through every stage of the criminal defense process and ensuring you know exactly what you need to do in order to succeed. For well over a decade, our firm has been representing adult and juvenile clients in Detroit and statewide, and we are ready to begin applying our proven strategies to your unique case. Call or contact us online right now to set up a free initial case consultation, and begin working towards a beneficial case outcome. Our lawyers are available 24/7 for juvenile drug offenders in Detroit, as well as those who have been falsely accused throughout Wayne County or anywhere else in the state of Michigan.
Detroit Juvenile Drug Crime – MI Juvenile Drug Possession Defense Lawyer
There are four main types of drug offense a person can be charged with, though each carries extremely serious potential penalties. The first is drug use, which can result from anything as simple as getting caught smoking a joint in Detroit, to having a police arrest you for cocaine or heroin use. Secondly, many juveniles are charged with drug possession, sometimes simultaneously to charges for use of drugs. If police catch a juvenile with any amount of an illegal narcotic, including marijuana, on his or her person, he or she can face juvenile drug possession charges in Detroit.
Less common are possession with intent to deliver and drug dealing charges. If a juvenile is caught with a large amount of drugs, or is caught talking about dealing drugs, or if he or she actually has sold drugs of any kind, more serious penalties could result along with a drug delivery conviction. In rare cases, juveniles can be charged with drug manufacture or cultivation, often for growing marijuana or operating a drug lab of some kind.
Anyone under the age of 16 who is charged with a drug crime offense can face sentencing in adult court if the case is deemed serious enough, though most, especially first time offenders will have their cases heard in Detroit juvenile court. It is crucial to work with an attorney who knows what it takes to protect clients in juvenile court, but who will be prepared for the worst in case your situation is dealt with in adult court. In many cases, you will want to get in touch with a lawyer before your case goes to trial, since you need representation throughout the investigation and pre-file process. This means you may not know where your case will be heard, and need a lawyer who can represent you no matter what. Grabel & Associates is a firm with experienced attorneys in Detroit and statewide who are always available to begin working with clients facing drug crime charges of all kinds.
Criminal Penalties for Juvenile Drug Offenses in Detroit
The penalties for drug crimes are very severe, and depend greatly on the amount of the drug allegedly possessed, as well as the type of drug possessed. To learn more about the penalties that could be on the line in your unique case, contact Grabel & Associates now for a free initial case consultation.
For most juveniles, placement on the juvenile consent calendar may be an option. In these cases, the court will outline a set of terms and a deadline, and if the juvenile completes the terms by the deadline, he or she will not have the offense on record. In other cases, juveniles may be sentenced to fines, probation, restitution, and rarely, institutionalization.
Our Approach to Juvenile Drug Offenses in Detroit
At Grabel & Associates, we are committed to doing whatever it takes to help clients in high-stress situations where everything seems to be on the line. A criminal record will make it tough to get into college, get a job, apply for loans or scholarships, and more, and our lawyers will do everything possible to protect you or your loved one from the devastating effects of a drug crime conviction. Call our firm right now from anywhere in Michigan for a free case consultation, and speak confidentially with an attorney who understands the Detroit juvenile crime system.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Detroit Drug Crime Defense
Call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online right now. Grabel & Associates is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for clients statewide.