Farmington Hills Cocaine Defense Lawyer
Fighting for the Accused in Oakland County & Throughout Michigan Since 2002
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant which provides users with a euphoric feeling that lasts anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour. When a person consumes cocaine in one of its forms—either snorting, injecting, or smoking (crack cocaine)—they temporarily gain a feeling of strength or confidence. Because of its addictive properties and physical effects on a person, cocaine is very dangerous and it is listed in Schedule II of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
Even the smallest amount of cocaine found in a person’s possession can lead to a jail sentence and large fines. If you have been charged with any type of cocaine offense, you need a skilled attorney on your side immediately. My experience with cocaine charges makes me one of the leading cocaine defense attorneys in Oakland County. Since 2002, I’ve earned a reputation for outstanding work in drug crime defense. As a Farmington Hills cocaine defense attorney, I have built my reputation by investigating every detail of a client’s case and crafting a custom defense to protect their rights.
Rely on my experience to help you through this difficult time. Contact me at (248) 599-0054 for a free consultation with a Farmington Hills cocaine charges defense attorney.
Cocaine Penalties in Michigan: Possession, Possession With Intent & Trafficking
Cocaine is believed to be the second most popular illegal recreational drug in our country, just behind marijuana. Cocaine possession is a felony, and the penalties imposed upon an offender will be based upon the quantity of the substance alleged to have been in your possession or under your control, as well as whether it is believed that you were involved in the distribution of the drug into the community.
Possessing under 50 grams of cocaine carries the following penalties:
- Up to 4 years in prison
- Up to $25,000 in fines
Possessing 50 to 450 grams of cocaine carries the following penalties:
- Up to 20 years in prison
- Up to $250,000 in fines
Possessing 450 grams to 1 kilogram of cocaine carries the following penalties:
- Up to 30 years in prison
- Up to $500,000 in fines
Possessing over 1 kilogram of cocaine carries the following penalties:
- Life in prison
- Up to $1,000,000 in fines
If there are weapons charges associated with your arrest, the situation is far more serious, and there will be enhanced penalties and mandatory prison time imposed upon you if you are convicted. Additionally, penalties are doubled for anyone caught attempting to sell cocaine to a minor or near a school.
Defending Against Cocaine Charges in Oakland County
If you are facing charges for cocaine offenses, my firm is ready to create the aggressive defense you need. When I take a case, I pour all my resources into getting the best possible outcome for my client. I know these times are difficult, so I treat every client like family: completely dedicated to obtaining results for them. I’ll explore every aspect of your case to weaken the state’s case while building your own. If you are a victim of illegal search and seizure, I will zealously protect your rights and seek to suppress any evidence that was gathered unlawfully.
Contact our firm immediately if you are accused of a cocaine charge or other drug charges. The earlier I get to work on your case, the more options there could be for your defense. I serve residents throughout Michigan, including those in Farmington Hills, Bloomfield, Troy, Southfield, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Novi, and all surrounding areas.
Call me today for a free consultation at (248) 599-0054. I have experience spanning two decades fighting drug charges in and around Oakland County, and I am ready to fight for you.