Michigan Drug Crime Lawyers

Michigan Drug Crimes

Michigan imposes severe penalties for drug crimes. Several of them can put you in jail or take away your driver’s license for a very long time. Our skilled Michigan criminal defense attorneys are renowned for protecting clients’ rights in these difficult cases. Each positive outcome begins with our rock-solid reputations with prosecutors and judges.

Friedman Law Firm attorneys maintain strong relationships with law enforcement officers. Our experts also possess a clear understanding the many aspects of Michigan drug crime cases, including evidence collection, interrogation tactics, and proper search procedures. We take extra care when reviewing police reports and evidence to determine the best course of action. Often, our extreme attention to detail leads to a pre-trial motion involving such concepts as illegal search and seizure or unlawful arrest, resulting in case dismissal.

Types Of Michigan Drug Crimes

We specialize in representing clients charged with all types of drug crimes, such as these:

  • Possession of drugs, narcotics, or any controlled substance
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of cocaine, crack, heroin, or methamphetamine
  • Possession of analogues, prescription drugs, Vicodin, or steroids
  • Possession of Ecstasy, PCP, GHB, OxyContin, or LSD
  • Possession with intent to deliver or sell
  • Possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia
  • Manufacture/sale/delivery of drugs, narcotics, or any controlled substance
  • Prescription fraud
  • Cultivating and growing marijuana or other drugs
  • Importation, smuggling, and trafficking of drugs
  • Manufacture with intent to sell
  • Maintaining a drug house
  • Money laundering
  • Conspiracy

Obtaining effective legal counsel is essential for your future wellbeing, as the results of Michigan drug crime cases have several potential outcomes. The possibilities include fines, jail time, counseling, probation, property seizure, and home detention.

The penalties for individuals convicted of Michigan drug crimes are determined by many factors, including the kind and quantity of the substance, your involvement with the substance, and your criminal record, including prior offenses.

The severity of the offense – trafficking versus possession, for instance – will determine whether the drug crime is regarded as a felony drug crime or a misdemeanor drug crime. However, the trafficking and/or manufacture of drugs in Michigan are always treated as felonies.

Michigan Drug Crime Penalties

Drug Delivery / Manufacture / Possession with Intent to Deliver

Substance Amount Penalty
Cocaine Less than 50 g 20 years and/or $25,000
Ecstasy, methamphetamine Any 20 years and/or $25,000
LSD, peyote, mescaline Any 7 years and/or $10,000
Marijuana 5 kg or fewer than 20 plants

5-44 kg or 20-199 plants

45 kg or 200+ plants

4 years and/or $20,000

7 years and/or $500,000

15 years and/or $10,000,000

Michigan Drug Possession

Substance Amount Penalty
Cocaine Less than 25 g 4 years and/or $25,000
Ecstasy, methamphetamine Any 10 years and/or $15,000
LSD, peyote, mescaline Any 1 year and/or $2,000
Marijuana Any 1 year and/or $2,000

Drug Use

Substance Penalty
Cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine 1 years and/or $2,000
LSD, peyote, mescaline 6 months and/or $500
Marijuana 90 days and/or $100

Within the scope of these distinctions, there are several other legal designations that our attorneys can explain and navigate. There are often fine lines between possession and trafficking, for example, which require an expert hand to handle and defend. Whatever the situation, protecting your rights is our sole focus. When negotiation is not an option, our team is prepared to take your case to trial.

Our Michigan Drug Crime Attorneys Can Help

For help with your Michigan drug crime case, please contact Friedman Law Firm today.