Possession With Intent to Sell/Deliver Prescription Drugs in Ann Arbor
Without a valid prescription, controlled substances like OxyContin and Vicodin can lead to serious criminal penalties often close in severity to those for other illegal narcotics like marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Anyone who is accused of intending to sell illicit narcotics to those without a prescription can face jail time, fines, a felony criminal record, and other serious repercussions, and should work with an experienced attorney who knows what it takes to fight back against conviction. Grabel & Associates is committed to protecting the wrongly accused, and we will not rest until you have been able to achieve the best possible result in your case. Get in touch with our team as soon as you can and begin your fight for a just case result.
As the war on drugs continues to result in numerous wrongful convictions in Ann Arbor and statewide, defense attorneys who understand drug laws and the unique situations faced by alleged offenders are more important than ever. Our firm has built a reputation as one of the top defense firms for drug crime cases because we have been committed to helping clients achieve exceptional case results for over a decade. Under the direction of trial lawyer Scott Grabel, our talented drug crime attorneys in Ann Arbor will fight to guard your freedom even as police and prosecutors seek felony conviction. Contact our 24/7 hotline now to speak with a member of our team regarding the first steps you should take towards a favorable case outcome.
Possession With Intent Prescription Drugs in Ann Arbor Michigan
The specific penalties you will face for possessing a prescription drug with intent to sell or deliver vary based on the schedule within which the drug is placed. Ann Arbor drug scheduling is outlined below.
In order for a drug to be classified as Schedule 1 in Ann Arbor, there must be no medicinal purpose, and a high risk for abuse or physical dependence. Drugs that fit in this category include LSD, ecstasy, and peyote.
Equally serious are Schedule 2 narcotics, which do have a very limited medical purpose but are highly restricted because of the potential for abuse or dependence. Many prescription drugs fit into this category, including Oxycodone, methamphetamine, coca derivatives including cocaine, opium, morphine, methadone, and Hydrocodone.
Included in Schedule 3 are drugs that have an accepted medical use and a moderate risk for abuse or addiction. Lower potency morphine, hydrocodone with acetaminophen or aspirin, and anabolic steroids are classified as Schedule 3.
Under Schedule 4 are drugs that have a lower risk for abuse or dependency. Xanax, Valium, and Rohypnol are included here. Drugs deemed to have even less of a risk for abuse are included in Schedule 5, which can include cough syrups with ephedrine. Many of these lower level substances can even be obtained over the counter.
Contact our team now if you have been accused of possessing a large amount of any of these drugs, or if you are facing possession with intent accusations for some other reason. Our lawyers know how to protect you from the harsh penalties that will be on the line in your felony drug crime case.
Ann Arbor Possession With Intent to Sell/Deliver Prescription Drugs
If you are convicted of possessing a Schedule I or Schedule II substance with intent to sell or deliver, the maximum penalties you will face depend on the amount of the narcotic allegedly possessed. For smaller amounts, less than 50 grams, up to 20 years behind bars and a $25,000 fine is possible. An amount between 50 grams and 450 grams could lead to an increased maximum fine of up to $250,000. Any amount over 450 grams but below 1 kilogram could lead to a total of 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Amounts over 1 kilogram could lead to life in prison and up to $1,000,000 in fines.
For Schedule III substances, up to 7 years behind bars and a $10,000 fine will be on the line. Schedule IV conviction could lead to 4 years behind bars and a $2,000 fine. For Schedule V, a maximum of 2 years behind bars could accompany a fine of up to $2,000.
The penalties for medicinal marijuana possession with intent in Ann Arbor differ, and the specifics of your case could also largely determine what punishment you face. Contact Grabel & Associates now to learn more about what you need to do to protect yourself.
Our Proven Approach to Prescription Drug Crime Defense in Ann Arbor
At Grabel & Associates, every one of our attorneys firmly believes that you have the right to be viewed as innocent unless proven guilty, and our team will uphold that right throughout every stage of the criminal process. We know what it takes to win and are prepared to guide you to a great case outcome, no matter how much time or effort it takes. Contact us now and benefit from years of experience in Ann Arbor drug crime cases.
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