Possession of Cocaine in Muskegon
According to drug laws in the state of Michigan, it is illegal to knowingly possess an illicit narcotic in any amount, be it on your person, in your home, in your vehicle, or anywhere else that could be considered under your control. If you are accused of possessing cocaine or crack cocaine, it is crucial that you contact a talented Muskegon drug crime defense attorney as soon as possible. Our drug crime lawyers in Muskegon have the skill and experience needed to help you achieve an exceptional case result, and are prepared to aggressively represent your best interests throughout every stage of your case. Contact our firm now for a free initial consultation to let us help you better understand Muskegon drug laws and how they may affect your cocaine possession case.
Our lawyers know how much stress a cocaine possession charge can cause, especially when it feels like everyone is against you. Our skilled drug crime defense team will stand with you throughout the criminal justice process, and protect your rights as police and prosecutors seek to secure a conviction. Over the past decade and more, our attorneys have represented clients in the most complex and difficult Muskegon cocaine possession cases, and we know what it takes to win. The sooner you contact our team, the better we will be able to prepare, and you may be able to obtain a more favorable outcome as a result. Drug crime cases can be incredibly time sensitive, which is why our team is available 24/7. Contact us now and let us begin working with you to develop an effective case approach.
Cocaine Possession Laws
According to Michigan Public Health Code drug scheduling, coca leaves and any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation thereof, except those, which have had, the cocaine extracted, are classified as Schedule II illicit narcotics, and are illegal in any amount statewide, without a valid prescription. This includes cocaine and crack cocaine. Knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled Schedule II substance is punishable by jail time and fines, the specific sentence depending on the amount of the drug possessed.
As soon as you are accused of possessing cocaine in any amount, you need to contact a Muskegon cocaine possession defense attorney. As police and prosecutors work to gather evidence against you, our attorneys will fight to protect your rights, fighting to defend your freedom throughout investigation, possible arrest, bargaining, and a potential trial. Our team is always available to begin working with clients who have been accused of Schedule II narcotics possession.
Criminal Penalties for Cocaine Possession
Simply using cocaine or crack cocaine can result in misdemeanor criminal charges, and a maximum sentence of up to one year in jail and fines of up to $2,000. Possessing an amount of cocaine less than 50 grams can result in a felony charge and a fine of up to $25,000, along with a possible prison sentence of up to as many as four years. If convicted of possessing a greater amount of the drug, you could be sentenced as follows:
- Possession of cocaine between 50 and 450 grams: Up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
- Possession of cocaine between 450 grams and 1kg: Up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.
- Possession of over 1kg of cocaine: Life imprisonment and a fine of up to $1,000,000.
With such serious potential penalties on the line, it is critical that you begin fighting back as soon as you can. Grabel & Associates is ready now to begin representing you.
Our Approach to Cocaine Possession Defense in Muskegon, MI
Our lawyers know how much is on the line and will do everything they can to defend you. We will guide you through the actions you need to take as you press on through your case, and will present you with all available sentencing options while fighting to ensure you receive the best possible defense. Our attorneys will continuously consult with you, ensuring our individualized defense strategies line up with your legal goals. We are committed to doing all we can to fight for your best interests, and our proven results show why we are trusted by clients statewide to deliver excellent drug crime defense representation.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Drug Crime Defense in Muskegon
To speak with an experienced defense lawyer, call our toll free hotline at 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online. We are available 24/7 to provide you with a free initial criminal defense consultation.