Oakland County Drug Sales & Distribution Attorney
Defending Against Charges of Distribution in Oakland County
Selling illegal drugs is referred to by the Michigan Penal Code as Delivery, and it involves "the actual, constructive, or attempted transfer from one person to another of a controlled substance." It is also known as "distribution" and is one of the most serious drug crime charges you could face. If you have been arrested for delivery of illegal drugs, then you have reason to fear for your future.
Why You Need a Lawyer
When you come to Long Law PLLC for help fighting a charge of drug distribution, you will learn that we take each of our clients' cases seriously. We are a results oriented criminal defense law firm, and we know how vital it is to you to clear your name of the charges. The Michigan Penal Code delivers tough penalties for drug crimes, and if you have been accused of distribution you could receive a sentence that would have a life-long negative impact.
An Oakland County criminal defense lawyer from our firm will speak with you in detail about your case, reviewing everything from any prior criminal record to the circumstances of the arrest and the evidence against you. Based on your goals in the case, we will develop a strategy for defending you against the serious consequences you face.
Penalties for Drug Distribution in Michigan
The penalty will depend on the specific drug and how much was involved. If it is a Schedule 1 drug like cocaine, methamphetamine or LSD, you could be sentenced to state prison for a term ranging from 1 year to life, as well as being fined up to $25,000. Selling less than 5 kilos of marijuana carries a 4 year prison term and a $20,000 fine, but the penalty can reach as much as 15 years and a $15 million fine in the worst cases.
No matter how bad the situation may look to you right now, you should not give up hope that it can be resolved to your benefit. If you take action now and contact an Oakland County criminal defense attorney from our firm, we may be able to help you secure a favorable outcome. Depending on the circumstances of the case, you could see the charge reduced to
possession, you may be acquitted or you could have the charges dismissed.
Each case is unique, and we will review all of the facts to find the best strategy for you. To preserve your chances of success, you must avoid speaking about the case with anyone. After you have been arrested for a crime this serious, the prosecution will be working hard to build the evidence against you, and you could easily make a statement that would lead to your conviction.
Have you been arrested for selling drugs?
The most important thing you can do at this point in the case is to secure private legal counsel, because there is little you can do on your own to improve your chances of success. We have experience in prosecuting this type of case as well as acting as defense counsel, and we have extensive familiarity with the tactics that will be used against you.
Whether you are the victim of a sting operation, if the charges against you are false, or if there is insufficient evidence to prove your guilt, we will explore every possible option in defending you against the severe consequences of a guilty verdict. At Long Law PLLC, we believe in providing ethical but fearless representation for our clients, and we will fight tirelessly to see you receive the best outcome possible.
Contact an Oakland County drug sales attorney
if you have been charged with this serious drug crime and want to find out more about what you can do to avoid a conviction.