Drug Crimes Attorney in Michigan
Aggressively Fighting Cocaine-Related Charges
Possession of cocaine is a felony offense, and the state of Michigan aggressively prosecutes drug charges. This means that if you are facing criminal charges associated with cocaine, you will need a criminal defense attorney who is both experienced and capable of providing you with a strong defense. At The Law Offices of Barton Morris, our Michigan drug crimes lawyers employ teamwork when approaching these kinds of cases. This means that you get several attorneys working on your case, bringing fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the table. We know that every case is unique, and we always treat our clients with the respect and consideration they deserve.
What Constitutes Cocaine Possession?
According to the DEA, cocaine is a Schedule II drug, meaning that it is considered to be dangerous and has a high risk of abuse. Schedule II drugs are also identified as having a high potential for severe physical or psychological dependence. Other Schedule II drugs include methamphetamine, methadone, Adderall, and Ritalin.
Cocaine comes in two forms:
- Hydrochloride salt powder
- Crack cocaine
Possession of cocaine is determined by whether or not you have control over the drug. This means that you can be charged with possession even when the drug is not physically on your person. For example, if it is found in your home, car, or office, you potentially could be charged with possession. The punishment and fines for possession are determined by the severity and circumstances of your case.
Penalties for a conviction of cocaine possession include:
- Possession of fewer than 50 grams: Imprisonment up to 4 years and/or a $25,000 fine
- Possession of 50 to 449 grams: Imprisonment up to 20 years and/or $250,000 fine
- Possession of 450 to 999 grams: Imprisonment up to 30 years and/or $500,000 fine
- Possession of 1,000 grams or more: Life imprisonment and/or $1,000,000 fine
Other cocaine charges can include manufacturing, delivery, and trafficking.
We Fight to Keep Families Together
As you can see, the cost of conviction is steep. In addition to astronomical fines, you are also facing a felony conviction on your record and separation from your family and community. We know how devastating a conviction can be, and we work tirelessly to provide our clients with the rigorous defense they need. Our Michigan drug crimes lawyers advocate for rehabilitation over punishment. We do not believe that one instance of mistaken judgment should define a person’s life.
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What Sets The Law Offices of Barton Morris Apart?
Over Two Decades of Legal Experience Within A Variety of Practice Areas
We’ll Tackle Even The Most Challenging Cases & Refuse To Back Down
We Have a Successful Track-Record Obtaining Favorable Outcomes For Our Clients
Our Seasoned Trial Lawyers Aren’t Afraid To Go To Court & Fight For Your Rights
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