Oakland County Drug Possession Attorney

Have you been charged with possession of drugs?

The penalty for possession of any type of drug depends primarily upon two factors, how much of the drug was found in your possession, and what type of drug it was. Michigan Law assigns each type of drug, both street drugs and pharmaceutical products, to one of five Schedules according to its addictive properties and its known medical use. A Schedule 5 drug, such as codeine in cough syrup, is not regarded as seriously as a Schedule 1 drug like cocaine, LSD or heroin. Possession of a less than 25 grams of a Schedule 1 drug is punishable by up to 4 years in state prison and a $25,000 fine. A seasoned Oakland County criminal defense lawyer from Long Law PLLC can represent you in negotiations with the Prosecuting Attorney and in trial, using proven techniques. Being found guilty of drug possession is a serious matter, and you can't afford to have it appear on your criminal record.

The quantity of the drug found in your possession is key, because large enough amounts will usually trigger the prosecution to increase a simple possession charge to possession with intent to deliver. The assumption is that if you have more than a certain amount of the drug, you are planning on selling it rather than keeping it for personal consumption. Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor that may results in a 1 year jail term and a $2,000 fine, but if you have enough pot in your possession the charge may be a felony that leads up to 4 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Drug Possession Lawyer in Oakland County

You need a fearless advocate to support you during this case, because being charged with possession can be a frightening and worrisome experience. Do not accept a plea bargain from the prosecution or speak with anyone about your case until you have received a consultation at our firm. Your chances of a successful outcome may be far better than you expect, but the first step is to review the facts. If your Constitutional rights were violated in the arrest or investigation, if the evidence against you is insufficient or false, or if there is any other problem with the case, we will use it to argue for your acquittal.

Contact an Oakland County drug possession lawyer who has the skill and experience necessary to effectively represent you against the charges you face.