Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Prescription Drugs Attorney in Detroit
While many people lawfully use prescription drugs of various kinds, those who do not have valid prescriptions cannot possess prescription drugs without facing serious penalties. Additionally, anyone who possess a prescription drug (even with a prescription) and intends to sell or deliver that drug without a license to do so, can face extremely harsh criminal penalties. Prescription drug charges are some of the most commonly misunderstood, as many times people don’t even know they are breaking the law. It is crucial that anyone who has been accused of possessing a prescription drug with intent to sell, deal, or deliver get in touch with a qualified drug attorney in Detroit as soon as possible. Our lawyers are available 24/7 to begin working with Detroit’s accused, and we are recognized statewide for our ability to achieve exceptional results in serious drug crime cases.
Contact trial lawyer Scott Grabel or another member of our highly talented team right now for a free initial case consultation, and learn more about some of the tactics our team utilizes to help clients overcome wrongful conviction and excessive criminal sentences. We are prepared to put in the time and effort necessary to guide you towards the best possible case outcome, and beginning right from your first initial case consultation, our team will provide you with premier level defense representation, no matter what the specifics of your case may be. Get in touch with our team right away by phone or online to learn more about prescription drug crime in Detroit, and let our Wayne County attorneys begin fighting to protect you.
Detroit Prescription Drug Crime –Wayne County PWI Defense Lawyer
All controlled substances, including prescription drugs, are listed in Schedules which determine the severity of penalties that an offender can face if convicted. Some of the more restricted and addictive prescription substances, like morphine and methadone, are listed in Schedule 2. Hydrocodone with aspirin and similarly high-risk drugs are listed in Schedule 3. Xanax and Valium are listed in Schedule 4. Certain cough and cold medicine with ephedrine or codeine is listed in Schedule 5. Possessing prescription forms with intent to sell or deliver is also illegal in Detroit.
The specific penalties an offender will face also depend greatly on the amount of a controlled narcotic that has allegedly been possessed by the offender. For the most part, the greater the amount, the worse the maximum possible sentence will be. While certain substance offenses can lead to the same penalties regardless of amount, in almost every case, the amount of the drug will at least be considered.
Anyone who is accused of possessing a prescription drug without a valid prescription should get in touch with a talented defense lawyer as soon as possible. Grabel & Associates is available now for clients in Detroit and throughout Wayne County who are facing accusations of possession with intent.
Criminal Penalties for Prescription PWI in Detroit, MI
Section 333.7401 outlines the maximum sentences that are possible in a variety of drug crime cases. For Schedule 1 and 2 prescription drugs, up to life in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000 is possible, though for smaller amounts (under 50 grams) the maximum penalty is up to 20 years behind bars and a fine of $25,000.
Possession with intent of Schedule 3 substances can lead to up to 7 years behind bars and a $10,000 fine. For Schedule 4, the maximum is 4 years behind bars and a $2,000 fine. Schedule 5 substances can lead to a sentence of up to 2 years behind bars and a $2,000 fine. All PWI offenses are felonies.
With so much at stake, you need a lawyer who values your freedom and future and who is willing to put in the necessary work to guide you through every stage of your case and to a great final outcome. At Grabel & Associates, our proven results demonstrate why we are regarded as one of the top firms for drug crime defense in Wayne County and statewide, and we are prepared to begin putting our aggressive defense strategies to work in your unique case. Contact us right away to get started.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Narcotic PWI Defense
To get in touch with one of our drug crime defense lawyers immediately, call 1-800-342-7896 toll free, or contact us online. We can provide you with a free initial case analysis and put you on a path to success in your case.