Kalamazoo Prescription Drugs Possession Attorney
While not often as widely recognized as other narcotic dependencies, prescription drug abuse is a serious issue. Many drug users become addicted to heroin, cocaine, and other substances after first using prescription drugs, and for this reason, use of prescription drugs in Kalamazoo is highly regulated and restricted. Possession of prescription drugs without a valid medical reason can lead to extremely harsh criminal penalties, and if you or your loved one is convicted of prescription drug possession, you could face jail time, fines, a criminal record, and other restrictions on your freedom. As soon as you are investigated for possessing prescription drugs, or charged with narcotics possession as a misdemeanor or a felony, call our 24/7 hotline or contact the Grabel & Associates team online to learn more about the next steps you should take in order to protect against the lasting penalties a conviction can cause. Don’t wait to begin fighting back against criminal conviction – our Kalamazoo drug crime lawyers are ready now to start working with you or your loved one as you progress through the prescription drug crime defense process.
With our experienced team on your side, you can be sure that everything will be done to get you the best possible result in your case. Founding attorney Scott Grabel began working with clients over 15 years ago, and ever since founding our now renowned firm has been committed to delivering premier defense to anyone facing drug possession charges statewide. Under his direction, our highly talented and top rated team has led clients to exceptional results in some of the most complex legal situations possible, and we know what it takes to protect your best interests after you are accused of a prescription drug offense.
As soon as possible, call 1-800-342-7896 for a free initial case consultation, or contact our qualified criminal defense attorneys online to learn more about the aggressive defense strategies we have effectively utilized in cases like yours. We are available 24/7 to begin answering the questions you have about your prescription drug case, and will do everything we can to protect you throughout every stage of your case.
Prescription Drug Crime Laws in Kalamazoo, MI
Possession of prescription drugs is almost always a felony offense, with the exception of medical marijuana, for which possession without mitigating factors can result in misdemeanor conviction.
Our attorneys know how to protect clients accused of possessing Schedule I and II illegal substances like heroin and similar opiates, high potency morphine, and Oxycodone. We also have experience working with clients in cases involving Schedule III substances such as other forms of morphine, anabolic steroids, and codeine mixtures. Similarly, our attorney have helped clients achieve great case results in cases involving Schedule IV narcotics such as Valium and Xanax, and Schedule V substances including ephedrine and lower potency codeine.
Criminal Penalties for Prescription Drug Possession in Kalamazoo
There are always serious potential penalties on the line in drug possession cases, however it can be difficult to guess what the exact penalties you may face will be without contacting a lawyer and figuring out what Schedule the drug you allegedly possessed is listed on, and what the specific penalties for that Schedule are.
For Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 drugs, possession can lead to a maximum of life behind bars and a one million dollar fine for large amounts over a kilogram. For amounts between 450 grams and a kilogram, up to 30 years behind bars and a $500,000 fine can result. Amounts under 450 grams but still over 50 grams can lead to 20 years behind bars and a $250,000 fine. The penalties for smaller amounts drop off significantly, yet are still extremely serious, with up to 4 years behind bars and a $25,000 fine for amounts under 50 grams.
Schedule 3, 4, and 5 substances can lead to penalties outlined in Section 333.7403 which can vary based on the specific substance in question, regardless of schedule. Contact Grabel & Associates to learn more about how to protect yourself.
Our Approach to Kalamazoo Prescription Drug Possession Defense
With our talented attorneys on your side, you can confidently fight back against police and prosecutors who will already be working to put you behind bars. Why wait with so much on the line? Our lawyers are always available to begin developing a defense strategy tailored to the specifics of your unique case.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Prescription Drug Crime Defense
To speak with a lawyer about prescription drug law and the charges you may be facing, call 1-800-342-7896 toll free now or contact our team online. We are always available to begin fighting with you or your loved one.