Criminal Defense Law Firm for Drug Offenses in Detroit
What Are Possible Charges?
Drug Prosecutions in the City of Detroit include possession, use, distribution, delivery manufacturing, growing, selling and trafficking. There are several factors involved in charging and fighting these cases but typically the police, prosecutors and courts will look to things such as:
What type of drug is it?
Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Meth or Methamphetamines, Mushrooms, Acid and Vicodin, Oxycodone, Benzodiazepines (Xanax) along with other prescription drugs to name a few.
How are the drug or drugs ‘classified’ that is categorized or ranked under Michigan’s Drug Schedules?
The closer to being on Schedule I the drug is – penalties can be most severe as these are generally regarded to be the most addictive and high-risk drug types.
Why would someone possess the drug at all?
Here, there is a high potential for prosecution in marijuana possession cases including the ‘relatively’ new area of prosecuting users of ‘medical marijuana’ under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.
Please know – drug crimes are a very serious matter in the City of Detroit. The amount of items seized and confiscated related to illegal drug use and possession is staggering. Confiscated items have included the drug itself, vehicles, cash, houses, firearms and other items (paraphernalia) related to illegal drug deals and use.
What You Are Dealing With?
If you have been arrested or are being investigated for drugs and controlled substances by any of the following agencies in and around the city of Detroit, it is critical that you contact the Criminal Defense Law Firm of Barton W. Morris, Jr. right away to evaluate your case:
- The Detroit Police Department (DPD
- The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office (WCPO)
- The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department
- The Michigan State Police
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation
- The U.S. Attorney’s Office
- The Drug Enforcement Agency
- The U.S. Department of Justice
If you are under investigation by any of these law enforcement groups concerning drug and controlled substance allegations, it is extremely important that you call The Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr. to discuss possible charges and a plan for defense. These groups have highly specialized officers and agents who work to identify and locate narcotics and controlled substances around the city of Detroit. For example, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has what is called its Criminal Investigation Division – this is a multijurisdictional task-force including local, state and federal authorities in Detroit who are responsible for building a case with which to prosecute drug offenders. You will want and need a criminal defense attorney that has a strong and successful background and history of defending against drug cases. You want a criminal lawyer who will work with you from the first meeting and case evaluation all the way through trial if necessary to get the best possible outcomes for an effective and decisive defense. The Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr. is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to begin working on your case in creating the best strategy, design and plan available in order to have your charges dismissed entirely, if not greatly reduced.
Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Charges are very serious business that can have long-term negative consequences. Drug and Narcotic case punishments will most often carry with them jail or time in prison along with significant fines and costs.
What Is Forfeiture?
Seized and confiscated items in drug cases mentioned earlier can often result in what is known as forfeiture. Forfeiture in illegal drug and controlled substance cases deals with your loss of rights and property because of alleged crimes committed, or if local, state, or federal authorities believe that you have profited from controlled substance dealings then those items will be subject to seizure by the Wayne County Asset Forfeiture Unit as an example. Once forfeited, items can be extremely difficult to have returned to their rightful owner. The Law Office of Barton Morris is dedicated to protecting your assets and property from governmental forfeiture.
Barton Morris is the only Michigan attorney to be designated by the American Chemical Society as a Forensic Lawyer Scientist.
When it comes to distinguishing himself from other lawyers, Detroit’s Criminal Defense Attorney Barton W. Morris, Jr. has the training and expertise required to help you get the BEST DEFENSE POSSIBLE in a narcotics or controlled substances prosecution. He sets himself apart from others as he is able to analyze bloodwork and instrumentation devices including:
- Field-Testing Kits
- Mass Spectrometer
- Gas Chromatography
- Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Attorney Morris does an excellent job of attacking the evidence and witnesses that police and prosecutors rely on to convict those that face narcotics and controlled substances charges. Mr. Morris can find and argue defensive strategies for your case that other attorneys simply cannot given his extensive background, training, education and experience.
The Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr. has TRIED and SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED several drug and narcotics cases.
Attorney Morris has recently attended the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) annual Drug Defense Case council. While drug use and controlled substance prosecutions become more and more complex, so must defending against these charges. Mr. Morris has knowledge of and experience with drug charge investigations in the following areas:
- Methamphetamine Lab Cases – How to defend their chemistry and production.
- Quality Control methods inside of a laboratory
- New tools used for surveillance
- Negotiations & Plea Bargaining
- How to retrieve property and items given to police forfeiture
- Examination techniques of officers, undercover agents and informants
This is highly specialized and comprehensive recognition and proficiency in very specific areas of criminal defense law. The Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr. can put this expertise to work for in your case to help you reach an outcome that works best for you.
Being Prepared, Informed and Having a Clearly Defined Plan Is Your Best Solution in Defending Against Drug Cases
Contact The Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr. right away if you need legal representation in dealing with illegal drugs and controlled substance charges in Detroit. Whether your case is in the state or federal court system, you will want DETROIT’S BEST AND TOP-RATED CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER AVAILABLE. You will definitely want to work with a lawyer who has gotten proven results in these matters. You deserve to work with an attorney who will handle your case from the first phone call, all the way through trial – someone who is an expert in drug and chemical forensic analysis that can help you argue possible defenses that other attorneys simply cannot. If you want a proven and successful trial attorney in defending against drug charges in and around Detroit, please contact The Law Office of Barton W. Morris, Jr. today to discuss the facts of your case. You can reach his office at (248) 541-2600.
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription
- Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to Deliver or Delivery
- Possession of Marijuana with the intent to Deliver or Delivery
- Delivery of Cocaine under 50 grams
- Possession of Cocaine between 50-450 grams
- MCL 333.7411
- Medical Marijuana Defenses
- Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance