Drug crime charges are some of the most difficult to endure and are often associated with long-term penalties. However, not everyone understands how these crimes are categorized and how Michigan classifies various drugs.
Obviously, some drugs are worse than others and Michigan classifies them as such. Depending on the crime you commit and the schedule of drug associated with the crime, the penalties will worsen and you could be facing a significant amount of time in prison.
Drug crimes can include possession, distribution, and manufacturing charges, but the schedules are as follows.
Classifying Drug Schedules in Michigan
- Schedule I: These are considered the most highly addictive drugs with no medical uses, including mushrooms, LSD, ecstasy, and heroin
- Schedule II: These also have a high addictive nature and can include cocaine, morphine, methamphetamines, opium, and oxycodone
- Schedule III: These are typically less potent and don’t have as strong as an impact regarding addiction, such as codeine, anabolic steroids, and other painkillers
- Schedule IV: These are typically associated with various narcotics and prescription medication, including Lorazepam, Xanax, Valium, and Prazepam
- Schedule V: These can have some medicinal medications and have a lower concentration, including marijuana.
The classification can be used to determine how penalties are issues following a conviction. Those in Schedule I are much more dangerous than those in Schedule V, so on a charge of possession, the penalties would be less for a Schedule V drug than for a Schedule I drug.
My name is Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law. I recognize the very serious nature of drug crimes and how many problems can arise from a charge. It is my goal to help you during one of the most difficult times you will ever experience.
Whatever criminal charge you’re facing, I’ll work hard and help those who have been wrongfully accused or arrested. Trust me and my team to advocate on your behalf and go above and beyond to defend your rights and freedom.