Possession With Intent to Sell/Deliver Prescription Drugs in Muskegon
While it may seem like drugs that can legally be prescribed may not be viewed as harshly by legislators as other illegal narcotics, this is almost never the case. Prescription drugs such as Oxycodone, Xanax, Valim, Morphine, and Steroids fit into almost every drug schedule, and the potential penalties you could face if you possess these drugs or illegal prescriptions for these drugs are very serious. In cases where it can be demonstrated that a suspect intended to sell or deliver the prescription drug or prescription form, the maximum possible punishments are even more severe, and could include decades behind bars and six figure fines. As soon as you or your loved one is investigated for a felony or misdemeanor drug crime offense, you need to look for an experienced Muskegon defense lawyer and fight back against possible conviction.
At Grabel & Associates, we know what it takes to win in possession with intent cases, and our Muskegon drug crime defense lawyers have been fighting for clients statewide for over 10 years. Under the supervision of founding attorney Scott Grabel, our team works to aggressively protect the rights of clients after prescription drug related accusations, and we are committed to doing all we can to defend your freedom. Throughout every stage of the criminal process, our attorneys will be standing with you, guiding you through what you need to say and do to avoid wrongful conviction or excessive penalties. Contact our firm now and receive a free case analysis, setting yourself up for success later on in your case.
Defense Attorneys for Prescription Drug Possession With Intent
In the state of Michigan, prescription drug crime penalties are determined based on the schedule within which a specific narcotic is included. Schedule 1 includes highly addictive substances with no accepted medical use, like GHB, peyote, and LSD. Schedule 2 includes highly addictive drugs that have severely restricted medical uses, such as OxyContin, morphine, methadone, opium, and Hydrocodone. Among Schedule 3 substances are anabolic steroids, lower potency morphine, and acetaminophen-containing hydrocodone. Schedule 4 substances include Xanax and Valium. Other substances considered low risk, like codeine cough syrup, are listed as Schedule 5.
To learn more about Muskegon prescription drug laws and drug scheduling in Michigan, consult Public Health Code legislation, or contact an attorney. Our lawyers are available 24/7 to start answering your legal questions.
Penalties for Possession With Intent in Michigan
If convicted of possessing a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, the specific sentence you may face depends on the type of drug, and often the amount of drug, possessed.
If the drug you are accused of possessing with intent is listed in Schedule I or II, you could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $25,000 even for an amount under 50 grams. If the amount is between 50 and 450 grams, the maximum fine increases to $250,000, while the maximum prison sentence is still 20 years. Possession of between 450g and 1kg of a controlled prescription drug can lead to up to 30 years behind bars and a maximum fine of $500,000, while possession of over 1kg can result in life in prison and a million dollar fine.
If the prescription drug you allegedly possessed is listed in Schedule III, you could face up to 7 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Possessing a Schedule IV substance could result in up to 4 years behind bars and a fine of $2,000. Sentences for possessing a Schedule V substance with intent max out at 2 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000.
Fight back against possession with intent charges and the possible penalties you could face with Grabel & Associates. We are available now to start fighting with you and for you throughout your battle for a favorable outcome.
Our Proven Approach to Prescription Drug Crime Defense
When you are wrongly accused of possessing a prescription drug with intent to deliver in Muskegon, it can be extremely stressful dealing with aggressive police and prosecutors, especially with so much on the line. Our team knows the value that a unique criminal defense strategy has, especially in cases involving drugs that are legal under certain circumstances. Our team will fight to prove your innocence, and present every available legal option to you as your case progresses.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Prescription Drug PWI Defense
Call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online and instantly be connected to a premier defense lawyer who can advise you on the next steps you need to take in your case. We are available 24/7, and trial lawyer Scott Grabel or another member of our highly qualified team will instantly begin working with you to develop an effective case strategy, helping you work towards the most beneficial outcome possible.