Oakland County Drug Crimes Lawyer
Throughout Oakland County, there is a concerted effort in keeping illegal drugs off of the streets. Various agencies, including police departments and the courts have a desire to arrest, prosecute, and punish drug dealers and users. Whether it be:
- Methamphetamines (meth)
- Vicodin / Oxycodone / Benzodiazepines (Xanax)
— possession, use, sales, and distribution charges for drugs carry serious consequences if convicted as law enforcement agents including the police and prosecutors believe that illegal drug usage is both harmful and poses a very serious threat to our communities in Oakland County. Sentencing penalties are often determined by the type of drug and how much was involved. You will need an excellent lawyer / attorney to help you through the legal system. Barton Morris is one of Oakland County’s top criminal defense attorneys with a wealth of experience in handling drug prosecutions. Mr. Morris has extensive education as both a trial lawyer and in forensic chemical analysis, an experience that you will want and need in helping defend against potential drug charges successfully. You will need the knowledge and expertise that Mr. Morris provides when dealing with sophisticated agencies specializing in prosecuting drug cases such as the Oakland County narcotics enforcement team (NET).
Oftentimes, drug cases can be defended on grounds of entrapment (the government’s use of an agent to ‘encourage’ someone to commit a crime), problems with search and seizure under the 4th Amendment, false confessions, and the unlawful use of informants. These drug possession defenses, if argued properly can help you with the possibility of having drug charges dismissed or greatly reduced.
Narcotics Enforcement Team / NET
The Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) is a task force that specializes in investigating drug charges around Oakland County, using both local and state laws to investigate and assist the Oakland County Prosecutors Office in moving forward in convicting those facing drug charges. The NET works throughout the county assisting many police departments in investigating the accused of buying, selling, manufacturing, possession, and drug use charges. The NET helps police officers in creating ‘probable cause’ through various methods, including raids, garbage pulls, ‘controlled buys,’ and the use of informants to secure arrest warrants. How is the NET funded? Through seizures and forfeitures of the evidence collected in drug investigations. Barton Morris has extensive experience in dealing with NET investigations.
Oakland County Prosecutors Drug Unit
This is a specialized unit / division of the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office. Along, with the NET, this division focuses on prosecuting criminal charges regarding large amounts of drugs and allegations of distribution working with other local, state, and federal agencies to achieve its goals. The Law Offices of Barton Morris deal with this unit on a regular basis and have the expertise needed to create and argue on your behalf against what is a specialized team of prosecutors – therefore, you will need a specialized drug defense criminal law firm to work for you.
Barton Morris is the only Michigan attorney to be designated by the American Chemical Society as a Forensic Lawyer Scientist
Mr. Morris has the training and experience to analyze field testing kits, bloodwork and instrumentation devices including gas chromatography, mass spectrometer and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis and does an excellent job of attacking evidence that police and prosecutors need to convict those facing drug charges. Mr. Morris can create and argue defenses that other lawyers cannot with this extensive background, education and experience.
Get the Best Oakland County Drug Defense Attorney on your side.
The Law Office of Barton Morris specializes in obtaining amazing results in Oakland County drug prosecutions. Only an experienced lawyer can get you the best results possible. It is with proper planning and preparedness that Mr. Morris can help assist you when facing potential drug charges. Please contact the Law Offices of Barton Morris at (248) 541-2600 to set up a consultation meeting to help you get the best defense available.