If you or someone you know has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, you need to speak with a good drug trafficking attorney. Drug trafficking is a felony offense that can carry stiff penalties. A Federal defense criminal lawyer, such as Attorney Barton Morris, knows the seriousness of these types of crimes and is experienced at presenting the best defense possible.
The seriousness of your offense will be based on the substance that you were arrested with and the amount of the substance you possessed.
How Can a Drug Trafficking Attorney Help?
Michigan law breaks controlled substances down into five categories. The highest level drugs (level I and II) bears a 20-year-offense and a $25,000 to $250,000 fine depending on the amount of drugs in possession. Drugs are categorized by their potential for abuse:
- Schedule I: LSD, Ecstasy, Heroin, GHB, Hallucinogenic Mushrooms
- Schedule II: Cocaine, Opium, Morphine, OxyContin, Adderall, Hydrocodone
- Schedule III: Anabolic Steroids, Vicodin, Tylenol, Codeine
- Schedule IV: Valium, Rohypnol, Soma, Ambien, Xanax
- Schedule V: Ephedrine and Codeine such as found in cold medicine and cough syrups
A Federal defense criminal lawyer will be able to ensure that the drugs you were arrested for are categorized correctly, as a common mistake made by the prosecuting attorney is to list a drug in a stronger category than it belongs in, resulting in a more severe sentencing.
If your charges include drug trafficking, these charges are much more serious than just possession. You will want the best criminal lawyer in Detroit, Michigan. A drug trafficking criminal lawyer, who has plenty of experience with drug trafficking cases in their portfolio, will be advantageous to you in court.
A prosecutor will use every detail they can come up with to prove that you had intent to sell the substances. The amount of drugs present and the packaging of the drugs will also come into play. This is why it is important to have not just any criminal lawyer in Detroit, Michigan, but one who is an experienced drug trafficking criminal lawyer.
Barton Morris is a drug trafficking attorney who is both knowledgeable and experienced in drug trafficking charges. He will investigate every aspect of your case and work just as hard as the prosecutor to suppress or minimize the evidence. Contact the Law Office of Bart Morris today at 248-541-2600 or toll free at 1-877-7BUSTED.