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Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Michigan. If you are under investigation or have been arrested for a drug crime, it is crucial that you contact an experienced drug crime lawyer in Grand Rapids as soon as possible. The sooner you get our legal team involved, the better your chances are of obtaining a favorable outcome. At The Wealthy Street Law Firm, our attorneys have over 10 years of legal experience and have successfully defended clients throughout the state. We can provide the strong representation you need to defend your rights and fight for your future.

Do not wait to get started on your defense. Call our firm at (616) 202-3988 today.

Michigan Drug Laws

Michigan has some of the most severe drug laws in the United States. Even first-time offenders who are charged with simple possession can face serious consequences, including jail time and fines.

Michigan's controlled substances are classified into schedules based on factors such as their accepted medical use, potential for abuse, and scientific knowledge regarding the drug. Here is a detailed breakdown of the Michigan controlled substances schedules:

  • Schedule 1:
    Substances in this schedule have a high potential for abuse. They have no currently accepted medical use in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision. Examples include LSD, Peyote, Ecstasy (MDMA), Psilocybin (Mushrooms), and Marijuana (although there are accepted medical uses for marijuana under certain conditions).
  • Schedule 2:
    These substances also have a high potential for abuse. They have a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the substance may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence. Examples include cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and fentanyl.
  • Schedule 3:
    Substances in this schedule have a potential for abuse less than substances in Schedules 1 or 2. They have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the substance may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence. Examples include products containing hydrocodone with aspirin or acetaminophen, and ketamine.
  • Schedule 4:
    These substances have a low potential for abuse relative to substances in Schedule 3. They have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the substances in Schedule 3. Examples include Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Ambien, and Tramadol.
  • Schedule 5:
    Substances in this schedule have a low potential for abuse relative to substances listed in Schedule 4. They have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of these substances may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the substances in Schedule 4. Examples include cough syrups with codeine, and cough medicine with ephedrine.

The classification of these substances is designed to regulate their distribution and use, aiming to prevent abuse while ensuring that they are available for legitimate medical and scientific purposes when appropriate.

Types of Drug Charges in Michigan

Possession of Schedule I or II controlled substances can lead to the following consequences:

  • Possession of over 1,000 grams constitutes a felony, leading to possible penalties including life imprisonment and fines of up to one million dollars.
  • Possessing from 450 to 1,000 grams can result in up to 30 years in prison and fines of $500,000.
  • Quantities between 50 and 450 grams incur penalties of up to 20 years in prison and fines of $250,000.
  • Possessing 25 to 50 grams is considered a felony, entailing up to 4 years in prison and fines of $25,000.

It is important to note that the charges listed above are not an exhaustive list of all possession charges in Michigan. Other factors, such as the amount of the substance in possession, can also impact the severity of the charge. In some cases, possession of larger amounts may convey an intent to deliver, resulting in more serious consequences. It is crucial to be aware of these potential charges and their potential implications when facing a possession charge in Michigan.

Defending Your Rights & Freedom

At The Wealthy Street Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys in Grand Rapids understand the complexities of Michigan drug laws and can help you navigate the legal process. We know that good people make mistakes and that you may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Our team can investigate the circumstances of your arrest, gather evidence, and develop a strong defense strategy that challenges the prosecution's case against you.

Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to challenge the prosecution's case by arguing that:

  • You were a victim of an illegal search and seizure
  • You were the victim of police misconduct
  • The drugs were not yours
  • The drugs were planted
  • The drugs were discovered during an illegal traffic stop

Let Us Fight for You

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a drug crime, do not wait to contact The Wealthy Street Law Firm. Time is of the essence in these cases, and the sooner you get our team involved, the better. When you choose our firm, you can expect to receive the one-on-one attention, respect, and compassionate counsel you deserve. We are committed to providing our clients with the aggressive representation they need to protect their rights and fight for their future.

Call us at (616) 202-3988 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our drug crime attorneys in Grand Rapids.

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