Possession of Medical Marijuana
Fighting for Michigan Clients in Marijuana Drug Crime Cases in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan
Grabel & Associates will aggressively defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and fight wrongful conviction of those who possess marijuana for treatment of an illness. Marijuana has proven medicinal value and our lawyers believe that all patients should have the right to use their medicinal marijuana without being harassed by police or prosecutors. If you have been accused of a marijuana related criminal offense, contact us now and find out more about our medicinal drug defense strategies.
Lawyer Defending Medical Marijuana Users in Michigan
Our premier Michigan firm is recognized as a leader in fighting for the rights of medicinal marijuana patients throughout the state of Michigan. We will defend your case in any of Michigan’s 83 counties, and ensure you do not suffer from harsh criminal punishment based on false drug crime accusations. If you have been investigated for possessing or distributing marijuana, speak with an attorney now to protect yourself from drug crime conviction. If you have already been arrested, you need a Michigan criminal defense lawyer to defend your rights throughout the criminal process. Our talented team of medical marijuana attorneys is available now to begin fighting for you in your drug crime case.
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Michigan?
In the state of Michigan, people with a qualifying medical condition can register as patients in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP). If you are a patient of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program and have a valid prescription from a doctor, you can legally grow up to 12 marijuana plants or possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana in order to treat your condition. Marijuana, also known as weed, pot, or hash, can be used to treat Crohn’s disease, ALS, anxiety, malnutrition, nausea derived from chemotherapy treatment, and to relieve chronic pain sufferers. It is important that patients be able to grow and possess their medication, however, possessing an illegal amount or possessing medicinal pot without a prescription can result in serious criminal charges. Although federal policy brought into effect by the Obama administration means medical marijuana possession in compliance with state law is no longer a priority for federal judges, aggressive police and prosecutors can still push to convict you even if you had no criminal intent.
Even if you have applied for registration under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program, you can still be arrested and charged with an illicit narcotics offense until your application has been received and approved. We will help you understand the complicated legal issues that may be affecting your medical marijuana case and determine the best course of legal action to take to protect you from criminal penalty.
Illegal Possession of Medical Marijuana in Michigan
According to the 2008 Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, any qualifying patient who possesses a registry identification card can legally grow up to 12 plants in a closed, locked facility, and possess up to 2.5 ounces of useable medicinal marijuana. If you are not a legally registered medical marijuana patient, or you possess more than the allowed medical marijuana amount in Michigan, you could face felony criminal charges which could result in a 2 year prison sentence along with fines of up to $2,000. If you are convicted under harsh Michigan intent to distribute charges, you could face up to 7 years in prison, and fines of up to $500,000, according to the Michigan Penal Code.
Our Approach to Medical Marijuana Charges
Grabel & Associates will aggressively fight to protect you from jail time and fines as a result of medical marijuana charges. We understand how frustrating it can be to face a criminal investigation and potential trial for using a medical treatment, and we will work to alleviate the stress of the criminal process by answering any questions you may have and efficiently guiding you to a great outcome. We have experience in thousands of past Michigan cases, and our attorneys know exactly what works in courts statewide. We will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and determine the best legal steps to take throughout your pre-file, trial, or post-conviction case.
Our Michigan medical marijuana defense firm is included in the NORML Legal Committee listing of defense attorneys committed to the overall goals of NORML, and we are recognized for our dedication to fighting for the rights of medical marijuana patients. Contact us now to benefit from our individualized criminal defense approach, and gain an edge over police and prosecutors trying to put you behind bars. Our skilled attorneys combine for over 100 years of legal experience and have aggressively defended clients throughout the state of Michigan for over 10 years. Don’t hesitate and jeopardize your case results, contact us as soon as possible to begin fighting against a drug crime conviction.
Contact Scott Grabel for Marijuana Possession Defense
Call Grabel & Associates any time of day, any day of the week at our toll free number, 1-800-342-7896. You can also contact us online for more information or to set up a free consultation with trial attorney Scott Grabel. Our team of drug crime defense lawyers is available now to strategically construct an effective defense and we will not rest until you achieve the criminal defense result you want. Michigan medical marijuana patients should not have to fear criminal penalties, and by working with a Michigan attorney, you can fight to achieve a case dismissal or court victory no matter what medicinal marijuana charge you face. Grabel & Associates is one of Michigan’s best drug crime defense firms, and we will give you every advantage possible in your medical marijuana case.