Michigan Drug Scheduling


Drug Crime Defense Lawyer in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Throughout MI

Charges of drug possession, distribution, cultivation, or manufacture are very serious in the state of Michigan, and anyone accused of a drug crime offense or intent to commit a drug crime will need to obtain excellent legal representation as soon as possible. Our attorneys have experience working in cases involving cocaine, heroin, meth, marijuana, LSD, peyote, ketamine, prescription drugs, and more, and we understand how MI drug laws will interact with your unique situation. Contact our aggressive drug crimes defense attorneys now if you are facing any drug crime charge, including drug possession, possession with intent, or drug dealing allegations.

Marijuana, Cocaine, LSD, Heroin, and Methamphetamines

Illegal narcotics are organized into schedules, with each category carrying different charges and sentences. Grabel & Associates will defend you if you are facing a Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV, or Schedule V drug crime charge, and our innovative and dynamic criminal defense strategies will help you obtain the best possible result in your Michigan case. Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney if you have been charged with a drug crime or are under investigation for illegal narcotic possession, distribution, cultivation, or manufacture in Michigan. Drug crime cases can be time sensitive and the early stages of a case are often critically important. Our firm has established a reputation as one of the state’s top drug crime defense firms and our team is available to take your case 24/7.

Schedule I Drug Classification in Michigan

According to the Michigan Public Health Code, a drug is categorized as Schedule I if it has a high potential for abuse and has no accepted medical use in the U.S., and is not safe to use under medical supervision. Schedule 1 controlled substances include LSD, Peyote, Ecstasy (MDMA), Mushrooms, Heroin, and Marijuana. Although there are accepted medical uses for marijuana and medicinal marijuana it is classified differently, distribution or cultivation of pot will result in extremely harsh criminal penalties. Schedule I crimes are the most serious of any MI drug charge, so contact an attorney immediately if you could face a Schedule I drug crime investigation or charge.

Schedule II Drug Classification in Michigan

The Michigan Public Health Code identifies Schedule II drugs as illegal substances with high potential for abuse with a currently accepted medical treatment use in the United States, or currently accepted medicinal use with severe restrictions. Schedule II substances may lead to severe psychic or physical dependence, and the penalties for possession, distribution, or manufacture are very serious. Schedule 2 drugs in Michigan include Cocaine, Opium, high potency Morphine, Oxycodone, Methamphetamines, and medical Marihuana, among other drugs.

Criminal Penalties for Schedule I or II Drug in MI

Our drug crime attorneys aggressively defend clients facing Schedule 1 or 2 narcotic charges, and we will work to protect your rights throughout every stage of your case. Possession of a Schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance in Michigan can result in criminal penalties ranging from up to 4 years in prison with fines of as much as $25,000, to life imprisonment with fines of as much as $1,000,000. Possession of marijuana can result in a year of prison, and up to $2,000 in fines. Ecstasy or Meth possession could result in a 10 year prison sentence and up to $15,000 in fines. Our attorneys will fight to protect you from wrongful conviction and harsh criminal penalties after drug crime accusations in MI.

Schedule III Drug Classification in Michigan

A substance is placed in Schedule 3 if the potential for abuse is less than that of Schedule 1 or 2 drugs, if it has a currently accepted medical use in America, and if abuse can lead to moderate to low physical dependence or high psychological dependence. Schedule 3 includes lower potency Morphine, Anabolic Steroids such as Ketamine, some Codeine mixtures, and more.

Schedule IV Drug Classification in Michigan

An illegal narcotic is considered Schedule 4 if the potential for abuse is low compared to Schedule 3 drugs, the substance has a currently accepted medical use in the U.S., and abuse may lead to limited physical or psychological dependence compared to Schedule 3 substances. Drugs placed in Schedule 4 include Rohypnol, Valium, Xanax, and more along with any drug containing any quantity of a substance associated with a stimulant effect on the central nervous system.

Schedule V Drug Classification in Michigan

Schedule 5 drugs are considered to have a low abuse potential compared to Schedule 4 narcotics, and have a currently accepted medicinal treatment purpose in the United States along with limited risk of physical or psychological dependence relative to drugs placed in Schedule 4. Schedule 5 narcotics include mixtures or medicines containing codeine, medicine with ephedrine, mixtures with opium, and more.

Contact Scott Grabel for Proven Criminal Defense in MI

We will protect you from prison time, fines, a criminal record, and other unnecessary penalties after any drug crime charge, and our attorneys will fight to ensure you achieve the best case outcome. We work together with drug crime clients to develop individualized criminal defense strategies, and we have proven our tactics in countless past cases. Our proven results show why our attorneys are recognized as some of Michigan’s top drug crime defenders, and our work in drug possession, sale, and manufacture cases has helped clients gain an edge over police and prosecutors.

Call 1-800-342-7896 now for a free consultation with an experienced case analyst, or contact our law firm online. Ask to set up a free consultation with drug crime defense attorney Scott Grabel, and learn more about how our effective defense strategies can help you win your case. No matter what drug charge you face, you need the best lawyer to fight for your freedom. Contact the drug crime team at Grabel & Associates now and start fighting against criminal penalties.