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Do Not Consent to Police Drug Searches

January 12, 2022 John Engman & Associates

Do Not Consent to Police Drug Searches

Police Searches

Some basic advice regarding drug searches.  Don’t consent to police drug searches, make them get a warranty and you seek legal help.  We understand the consequences of a criminal conviction and your rights, call now.

The police will need a warrant in order to search any property of yours for drugs.  In the meantime, you should consult an attorney.  When you are contacted by the police regarding drug charges, many times, people think they can talk their way out of it. Police are very good at acting like they are your friend and are willing to hear you out. However, this could lead to more incriminating statements down the road.  Always, exercise your right to have an attorney present to help you answer the questions appropriately.  

We do whatever it takes to fight for our client’s rights.  When you are seeking a criminal defense attorney in Grand Rapids, you want someone that is willing to listen to your side of the story and fight for your rights.   Call today.

You are in serious legal trouble if you are in Michigan and charged with possession of methamphetamines, possession of heroin, or possession of cocaine.  This is considered a felony in Michigan.   The Michigan Legislature and West Michigan Courts and prosecutors think that the best place for someone with a drug issue is behind bars.  

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Categorizing the different types of drugs help these folks justify putting people with drug issues behind bars and for their extreme measures.  Drugs are categorized into different categories or schedules as they call them in the courts.  These range from schedule one to schedule five with schedule one being the worst and more addictive and schedule 5 being the less offensive type of drugs.  To determine the schedule of the drug, it is supposed to be analyzed by the courts for its potential abuse, pharmacological effect, history and pattern of abuse and physiological dependence, and the risk to public health.    

However, in reality, the courts put heroin and marijuana on the same schedule.  Other drugs in this category include Qat (mushrooms), Psilocybin, Peyote, Mescaline, Heroins, Cat, Codeine, and Ecstasy.  

Defend Against Criminal Drug Searches

Defendants of these charges have the right to defend themselves in a court of law.  You should see a criminal defense attorney right away.  Drug investigations can go south and there may be constitutional issues in the polices search. However, you should never give consent to search your personal property, business, vehicle, and any other possession that they want without a warrant.  The police will need a search warrant in order to search your belongings. This will buy you time to find the proper criminal defense attorney to assist you with your defense strategies. 

During your drug case, you should be extremely prepared. A defense attorney will analyze the police’s actions.  They will look at the investigation.  They have a full understanding of how to win the drug case brought on against you.  When seeking the very best results for your drug case, you should be represented by the best criminal defense attorney in Grand Rapids.  Call today! Let’s take a look at what you are charged with.  Let’s see how we can help.

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 Our criminal defense attorneys would be more than happy to assess the details of your case. To request a free consultation, call John Engman & Associates at (616) 454-5222. Our drug defense attorneys in Grand Rapids, MI will be waiting for your call.