Possession With Intent to Sell/Deliver Designer Drugs Attorney in Ann Arbor
Designer drugs are illegal narcotics made to mimic the chemical makeup and effects of other illegal substances. As these designer drugs become more common, legislation is changing to include them on drug schedules, and severe penalties can result in cases involving designer drug possession and possession with intent. Even if a substance is not listed, penalties can be given based on the illegal narcotic that it mimics. It is important that anyone who is accused of possessing a designer drug or “analog/analogue” with intent to sell or deliver get in touch with a qualified drug crime defense lawyer as soon as possible. Designer drug cases can be extremely complex, especially when legislation is unclear about how a specific substance should be handled under Ann Arbor law. Our drug attorneys are experienced in designer drug cases, and we know what it takes to fight back against conviction for possessing an analog with intent to sell or deliver in Ann Arbor.
With trial lawyer Scott Grabel and the rest of our skilled team on your side, you can battle back against overzealous police and prosecutors who will be seeking to land you behind bars. Our team knows what it takes to achieve the best possible results in tough designer drug cases, and we will not rest until everything possible has been done to protect your freedom. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week both by phone and online and are dedicated to continuously being available for you or your loved one throughout your battle for justice. Contact us now for a free case analysis.
Designer Drug Laws in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Designer drugs, often called analogs or analogues, are strictly regulated by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Michigan police. Because these drugs have the same effects as other illegal narcotics, they are often taken just as seriously, even though there may not be specific laws that apply to them. Michigan law has changed, however to target certain ingredients commonly used in designer drugs, and anyone who is accused of possessing an analogue/analog substance in Ann Arbor will likely face serious potential penalties. If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a designer drug offense, contact an attorney now and begin working to fight back against conviction and an excessive sentence. Our team is always available for clients throughout Washtenaw County in drug crime cases.
In order for a drug possession case to be escalated to possession with intent, there must be some reason for investigating officers or agents to believe a person was going to sell, deliver, transport, or distribute the drugs. In more obvious cases, an investigation can turn up communications that hint at possible drug dealing or sale. In other cases, intent can be inferred from the large amount of a drug possessed. No matter what the specifics, our attorneys know what it takes to fight back against the reasoning used by police and prosecutors, and will work to help you achieve the most favorable result possible.
Penalties for Designer Drug Possession With Intent in Ann Arbor, MI
The criminal penalties you will face if convicted of possessing an analog substance in Ann Arbor depend on the drug schedule the substance is included in, or the schedule which includes the substance it most closely mimics.
For Schedule I or Schedule II, a maximum of life in prison and a $1,000 fine can resolve, but only in cases involving possession of amounts over 1 kg. For lesser amounts, a maximum of 20 or 30 years is possible, along with fines ranging from $25,000 (for amounts under 50 grams), up to $500,000 (for amounts between 450 grams and 1 kilogram).
In cases involving Schedule III drugs, a maximum up 7 years in prison and a $10,000 fine can result. For Schedule IV, up to 4 years and a $2,000 fine can result. Schedule V conviction could lead to 2 years behind bars and a $2,000 fine.
Our Proven Approach to Ann Arbor Designer Drug PWI Defense
With so much on the line, it is crucial that you fight back with a lawyer on your side who actually cares about your best interests. Grabel & Associates is committed to providing premier level defense in all drug crime cases, including those involving designer narcotics. Our lawyers really care about your freedom and future and we will do everything we can to protect you.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Designer Drug Crime Defense
To speak with a drug crime defense attorney, contact our team by phone now or online through the contact form on this page. We are available toll free at 1-800-342-7896 and will provide you with a free case consultation 24/7.