Oakland County Marijuana Lawyer
While there have been many efforts to legalize the use of marijuana, the only legal use of it is for medical purposes and with the right certification. For those who are found to be in possession of the drug, penalties can include jail time, fines and more. Penalties can be severely increased in a case of trafficking. Trafficking is a crime that is taken seriously and depending on the extent of it prosecution may take place at the state or federal level. Trafficking is the process where drugs are distributed to others generally for some type of profit. It is a global concern that is highly penalized depending on the extent of the crime, such the amount of drugs involved. Discuss your case with the Oakland County criminal attorney at our office to protect your future.
If you are charged for trafficking, it is important that you understand the severity of this case from the start. Trafficking charges are considered a felony and may lead to penalties including fines and jail time. With the use of medical marijuana, there are some businesses that have the right to grow and sell marijuana to patients. Without this authority from the government, a life altering conviction may be faced including up to 15 years in prison and ten million in fines for 200 or more plants or 45 kilograms or more. Even if drugs are never sold, possession with intent can be charged when there is reason to believe that the suspect was holding the drugs for the purpose of selling or transporting them.
Defense Against Charges in Michigan
When allegations are made by law enforcement, it does not mean that the crime was actually committed. It is important to work with an attorney that not only understands the different defense options, but knows how to implement them effectively. Questions should be asked, such as if law enforcement had the authority for the search in the first place, or if evidence was obtained without following protocol. Turn your case over to Long Law PLLC for proven results.