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Drug Crimes Lawyers in Michigan

Drug Crimes

Being charged with possession or distribution of controlled substances or drugs is one of the most serious criminal charges anyone can face. In certain circumstances, these charges can result in life sentences or many years, even decades behind bars. Our Michigan drug crimes attorneys want to help you.

When facing the risk of such severe punishment, it’s critical to retain an attorney that can address the three factors that lead to favorable results:

  • Trial Representation – The willingness and ability to go to trial and fight for the client and their rights
  • Forensic Science – Drugs are created through science and scientific evidence is what leads to convictions or acquittals
  • Knowledge and Expertise – Laws are complex and detailed, the greater the knowledge of the attorney, the greater the defense they can provide

These three factors are what make the attorneys of The Law Offices of Barton Morris the best when it comes to defending clients charged with drug crimes.

Facing drug charges? Unhappy with your current attorney? Request a free consultation now.

The Law Offices of Barton Morris Difference

Our attorneys are expert litigators and trial lawyers.

Having tried dozens of cases throughout their careers, they’ve racked up hundreds of hours of experience defending clients in front of numerous judges and juries.

Don’t risk your freedom with other attorneys; rely on the only attorneys in Michigan to offer much more than a Law Degree to protect you and your rights.

Rely on our lawyers’ extensive knowledge, experience, education and track record.

  • Barton Morris is Michigan’s only Forensic Lawyer-Scientist, as certified by the American Chemical Society
    • One of only a few dozen certified nationally
    • Member of the American Chemical Society, Chemistry and Law Division
    • Member, American Academy of Forensic Scientists
  • Trial Expertise through Experience and Education
    • Trial Lawyer’s College Alumni F Warrior Board Member, Region 7 2013-2016
    • Graduate, Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, September 2011
    • Graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Criminal Defense College, August 2010
    • Graduate of the National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia, June 1999
  • President 2019 – Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
    • Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, Inaugural and Board Member
    • Charter Member and Faculty, DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Selected by State Attorney General Dana Nessel to be a Member of Marijuana Legal Workgroup (2019)
    • Guided development of DUI of Marijuana legislation
    • Corrected common misbelief that THC levels measure level of impairment

Different Types of Drug Crimes

The state of Michigan classifies narcotics into categories called “schedules,” ranging from Schedule I (identified as high potential for abuse and no medical value) to Schedule V (low-risk drugs, often can be purchased over the counter).

There are many circumstances that may result in drug crime charges, including possession, drug trafficking, use, prescription fraud, manufacturing, and distribution.

Michigan's Classification of Controlled Substances, Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV, Schedule V

The penalties for drug crimes in Michigan are some of the most severe, and the consequences of a conviction can be life-altering.

An experienced criminal defense attorney will be familiar with all aspects of drug crimes and can help you understand both the charges brought against you as well as what your best course of action is.

Fighting for Your Freedom in Michigan

At The Law Offices of Barton Morris, we work to get to know and understand our clients.

This allows us to provide even better legal services because we appreciate the person behind the case.

Our drug crimes attorneys in Michigan are well-versed in all aspects of criminal law.

We thoroughly investigate all cases and identify the approach that best suits our clients’ needs.

More specifically, we’re thoroughly knowledgeable in defense strategies that relate to the fourth amendment.

We’ll leave no stone unturned when investigating if law enforcement’s search and seizure was reasonable and lawful.

Facing drug charges? Unhappy with your current attorney? Request a free consultation now.

Reviews From Our Clients

50+ Reviews, 5 Star Ratings

Bryan Smith

Rated 5 out of 5
December 22, 2022

Barton was amazing and I could not have had the positive outcome without his guidance. His team is prompt and great to work with. He even called while out of the country on vacation, which I feel shows he went above and beyond what someone might expect from their attorney. Experienced and cares! I would highly recommend Barton!

Bryan Smith

Leng T.

Rated 5 out of 5
December 22, 2022

Very professional. I came and spoke to Barton Morris about my situation and my case. I asked him if he was willing to help me. He asked about the details and my background and history. He give me a positive confidence he can help me and my odds. His price is reasonable. He’s not one of those hole in the wall lawyers who treat you as a number. You are a human being with a personal life. You treats you as a valued client no matter how big or small the case.

Leng T.

Kelly M.

Rated 5 out of 5
April 5, 2022

I had Mike Norman as my lawyer for a case. I just wanted to come on here and thank him for doing his best for me. I am grateful during this stressful time. I’ve used Barton Morris as a lawyer about 11 years ago and he was awesome which is why we came back. I do recommend!

Kelly M.

Thomas Smale

Rated 5 out of 5
December 28, 2020

Extremely knowledgeable and very helpful when it comes to navigating the complicated nature of cannabis businesses in Michigan. I met with Barton where he answered all my questions about the pre-qualification application, and was prompt in answering subsequent questions through email after the meeting was completed. I certainly plan to continue utilize Barton’s knowledge in the future.

Marty Upfall

Thomas Smale

Marty Upfall

Rated 5 out of 5
November 10, 2020

Just sitting here on my balcony. A bit chilly but sunny and beautiful. I am ever so grateful to have 100% freedom. Wasn’t sure I would ever meet this day. Hiring you(and your team) was the best decision I have ever made. You are a true master of your trade. As you sit with your beautiful family on Thanksgiving know that this year I am truly thankful of my freedom and the choice to hire Barton Morris. Thanks again. I will never forget what you have done for me.

Marty Upfall
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