Criminal Defense Law Center
West Michigan

  • Wyoming, MI 49519
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  • 616-438-6719

Do Not Consent To Police Drug Searches

Here is free advice from The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan regarding drug charges!

Do not consent to police drug searches!

Do not consent to a search of your house, property or car until you have talked to an attorney and the police obtain a warrant for it. If you are confronted by the police about drug charges, you may feel you can talk your way out of it. Do not fall for this trap! Don’t talk to police until you have an experienced defense lawyer on your side. We have seen the bad results clients have gotten from talking to police regarding their drug charges.

Our clients come to us looking for advice and for a lawyer who is willing to fight for them. We will do whatever it takes to fight for our clients’ rights. We will not cave in to pressure from the prosecutor to make a deal that is not in your best interest. We fight hard for all of our clients who are facing drug charges.

In Michigan, if you find yourself charged with possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, or possession of methamphetamines, you are in serious legal trouble. Possession of these drugs is a felony in Michigan. We believe that the last place for somebody with a drug problem in prison. However, the Michigan legislature, West Michigan Courts, and prosecutors seem to think the best place for someone with drug issues is behind bars.

Categorizing drugs within different classes is one of the many things the Legislature utilizes to continue justifying extreme punishments for drug-related crimes. In all West Michigan courts, drugs are categorized into different classes called schedules. Schedule one drugs are considered the “worst drugs” and schedule five drugs that are considered the least likely for abuse. In making the determination of what drugs belong in that category, the legislature is supposed to analyze a drug’s actual or relative potential for abuse, it’s the pharmacological effect, the history and pattern of abuse, the risk to public health, and the potential of the substance to produce psychic or physiological dependence.

The reality of this analysis is that the Legislatures make decisions like marijuana is categorized as a schedule one controlled substance, sharing space with other narcotics, such as heroin. Other schedule one narcotics include Ecstasy, Codeine, Cat, Heroin, Mescaline, Peyote, Psilocybin (mushrooms) Qat, and Marijuana. Schedule two drugs include Cocaine, Opium, Amphetamines, and Methadone.

Defenses For Drug Charges

There are many defenses available to defendants who are facing drug charges such as drug possession cases. There may be constitutional issues related to investigation problems. Being experienced drug attorneys, we understand that the key to winning a drug case is to have an aggressive strategy from the beginning of the case. Analyzing all evidence with experts, filing motions and being extremely prepared for the trial are the methods we will consider using in every drug case so that we can get the best results possible for your drug possession case.

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