West Michigan Law Enforcement agencies take drug charges very seriously. Drug usage is higher than ever, so authorities have increased enforcement on producing and possessing drugs such as heroin, meth, and cocaine. Charges are serious for drug crimes and include hefty fines, jail time, probation, and more.
Contact John Engman & Associates if you are facing production or possession charges. It is crucial to start working with an experienced law firm right away. We have been helping defend people against drug charges for over thirty-five years. We know how the Michigan court systems work. We have the team to help build your best defense.
Michigan Drug Charges
Contact an attorney before you consent to any search of your car, home, or property, and the police have a warrant for the search. You will not be able to talk your way out of the drug charges, so don’t even try.
Possession of drugs such as heroin, meth, and cocaine is a felony in Michigan. If convicted of a drug crime, the penalty depends on what drug, how much, and what you were doing with it. Was it just for personal use, or did you have enough that the police might think you intended to sell?
Drug types are broken down into different schedules. For example, Schedule I drugs are considered the most dangerous of drugs, and Schedule V drugs are considered the least likely to be abused. What Schedule the drug falls under is determined by several factors. How likely is it to be abused? What is the pharmacological effect of the drug? What is the drug’s history of abuse? What is the public health risk? And, what is the potential for users to become dependent?
People convicted of Schedule I drug crimes face much more severe penalties than those facing Schedule V crimes. Therefore, it is crucial to have an attorney by your side that will carefully explain your charges to you and work with you to plan a solid defense.
Schedule I drugs include Heroin, Ecstasy, Codeine, Peyote, Mushrooms, etc., while Schedule II drugs include Methadone, Cocaine, Amphetamines, and Opium.
Understanding Michigan Drug Laws
At John Engman & Associates, we understand Michigan Drug Laws. These laws change, and our team stays on top of these changes. Every one of our legal team is on top of the latest laws and knows precisely how to defend you against the most current laws. We will help you get the best results possible.
Best Attorney for Drug Charges in Michigan
When you first call us, we will review every step of the charge against you. Did you fully understand the charges? Did the police conduct a search? Did they have a valid warrant for the search? Were you read your rights? We won’t leave one stone unturned when it comes to reviewing your case. Plus, we will make sure that you are fully informed every step of the way. We will keep your best interests in mind and advise you on the best path to take to get the best outcome.
Facing criminal drug charges is severe and stressful. You will be required at court dates, face considerable paperwork, could lose your driver’s license, be prohibited from alcohol use, and could lose your job, your home, your family.
You want the best attorney for drug charges in Michigan. Contact John Engman & Associates; let’s get started on building your best defense today.
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.