Farmington Hills Drug Possession Attorney
Drug Possession Defense Lawyer in Farmington Hills, Oakland County & Michigan
If you were recently arrested for possessing a controlled substance or possessing prescription medication without a valid prescription, you could be facing serious consequences. In Michigan, drug possession is covered under Section 333.7403 of the Public Health Code. Here, the law states that a person shall not knowingly or intentionally possess a controlled substance or a prescription unless it was obtained directly from a valid prescription order from a medical doctor. The penalties for possession vary depending on the circumstances, but drug possession charges always require the help of an experienced and skilled defense attorney.
If you’re facing drug possession charges, you cannot afford to wait: call Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law, one of the leading drug possession lawyers in Farmington Hills. When you call my firm, I will begin piecing together a custom defense for your goals and needs. While no outcome is guaranteed, I will fight to protect your rights, have your charges reduced, or, in the best case, have all charges dropped. To learn your options from an aggressive and experienced attorney, contact me today for a free consultation.
Call me today at (248) 599-0054 to speak with an experienced Oakland County drug possession attorney who has been helping clients since 2002. Consultation is free and 100% confidential.
Penalties for Drug Possession in Michigan
Possession of a medication without a valid prescription is a misdemeanor and punishable by up to one year in prison and a maximum fine of $1,000.
While the possession of marijuana is partially decriminalized in Michigan, it is illegal to carry more than 2.5 ounces of it. Those who are caught carrying more than 2.5 ounces but less than 5 ounces of marijuana will receive a $500 civil citation. If a person is caught with more than 5 ounces of marijuana, they’ll be charged with a misdemeanor.
LSD, Peyote, Mescaline, or a Schedule V Controlled Substance
Possession of any of these drugs is classified as a misdemeanor offense punishable by a term of imprisonment not to exceed one year and a maximum fine of $2,000.
Schedule I, II, III, or IV Controlled Substances
Possession of a Schedule I, II, III, or IV controlled substance is a felony offense punishable by multiple years in prison, hefty fines, or both. Drugs in these schedules are regarded by the law as being having a high potential for abuse. For the most severe charges, a person could face up to life in prison and $1,000,000 in fines.
When someone possesses large quantities of drugs, the penalties and sentencing increase significantly. For example, possession of 25 to 50 grams of any mixture containing a controlled substance is punishable by up to four years in prison, a $25,000 fine, or both. Possession of 50 to 450 grams of any mixture containing a controlled substance is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.
Michigan law suspends vehicle licenses for drug convictions, even if the offender wasn't driving at the time of the offense. If the person doesn't have any prior drug violations, their driver's license will be suspended for six months. However, one or more prior drug convictions in a seven-year period will result in a one-year license suspension.
Call a Farmington Hills Drug Possession Defense Attorney at (248) 599-0054
With an aggressive criminal defense attorney working on your case, your chances of reaching a favorable case outcome are far greater. When your future is on the line, securing the right lawyer is well worth the investment. Overzealous prosecutors, a complicated legal system, and hefty penalties for drug offenses mean that you need my help as soon as possible. When I investigate your case, I’ll look for police errors, prosecutorial overreach, illegal procedures, and anything else that would weaken the state’s case against you. With 20 years of experience, I know what it takes to win a case—and I can put that experience to work for you as soon as you call.