The Criminal Defense Law Center of
West Michigan

Drug Charge Attorneys
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Law enforcement agencies all throughout West Michigan take drug charges very seriously! Authorities have stepped up enforcement for possession or production of meth, cocaine, marijuana and heroin

If you are charged with any drug crime, you need to contact Attorney Shawn Haff at the Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan right away! 

You can expect to face serious consequences for any drug conviction on your record. These consequences include prison or jail time, heavy fines, lengthy probation terms, drug testing and community service. 

The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan has helped many clients with numerous drug charges throughout the years. We won’t judge you regarding your drug charges and will keep you informed every step of the way regarding your drug charges.

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Remember: Don't Consent To 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. We have represented a client who answered police questions regarding activities her boyfriend was engaging in. Because of this, her boyfriend was charged with a twenty year felony for distribution of cocaine and a ten-year felony for distribution of Molly.

Drug Charges In Michigan

In Michigan, if you find yourself charged with possession of cocaine, heroin, or meth, you are in serious legal trouble. Possession of these drugs are a felony in Michigan. The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan believes that the last place for somebody with a drug problem is prison. However, the Michigan legislature, West Michigan Courts, and prosecutor’s 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 are considered the least likely for abuse. In making the determination of what drugs belongs in what category, the legislature is supposed to analyze a drug’s actual or relative potential for abuse, it’s pharmacological effect, the history and pattern of abuse, the risk to public health, and the potential of the substance to product psychic or physiological dependence.

The reality of this analysis is that the Legislatures make decisions like marijuana being 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, Psilocyn (mushrooms) Qat, and Marijuana. 

Schedule two drugs include Cocaine, Opium, Amphetamines, and Methadone.

Defenses For Drug Charges In Grand Rapids, Michigan

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. For example, was there a problem with the search warrant that was issued? Did law enforcement read the defendant his Miranda rights? Being experienced drug attorneys, 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 trial are the methods we will consider using in every drug case so that the Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan can get the best results possible for your drug possession case.

Why Trust Shawn To Help You in Michigan Courts!

Because the war on drugs has been in the news a lot recently, drug usage and the negative impact of drugs has been on the minds of the American public for a while. If you are arrested for possession of any drug, you need to know that Attorney Shawn Haff of The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan can give you the legal Drug Possession Help you need to get the best results possible. Do not face these serious charges alone! Here are a few ways a good defense lawyer can give you the drug possession help you need from a skilled legal mind.

Shawn Understands The Law

Laws against drugs are changing all over the country. It is legal in Colorado and Michigan now to use marijuana recreationally. However, in most of the United States, it is not legal to do so. It is also still against federal law to be in possession of marijuana. In Michigan, it is still illegal to be in possession of marijuana if you are under the age of 21.  Good defense attorneys will explain the law to you clearly and let you know exactly what the maximum punishments are that you may be facing.

Shawn Will Make Sure The Charge In Accordance With Michigan Law 

If you are facing a possession of drug charges, a person must know that they were in fact in possession of an illegal narcotic. A person also has to be aware of the fact they are in possession of the drug. If a police officer finds drugs in your house, if you were not aware of this fact, Shawn will prove this to a prosecutor or a jury if your case goes to trial. Shawn will also make sure the search warrant was valid and follow proper procedures.

Not only do they understand the law, but they also understand how the prosecution works. They know that drug possession charges tend to not be as high of a priority as some other types of cases. A good defense lawyer will use that to their advantage to see if they can work out some sort of a deal.

Shawn Works For You, Not The Government

When you hire Shawn to work for you, he will do what he can to help your case. He will always stay in touch with you every step of the way. He will have your best interest in mind and advise you on what steps you need to take during your journey through the legal system.  Shawn knows how the prosecutor thinks and he will not let them run all over you.

Shawn Will Make Sure Your Mind Is At Ease Every Step Of The Way 

Facing a charge for drug possession is sure to put a lot of stress on your mind. You are required to be at numerous court dates, stay off of alcohol, deal with a lot of paperwork and may lose your job. Why would you want to go through this alone? Shouldn’t you have a tough criminal defense attorney by your side? Guiding you every step of the way?

Grand Rapids, MI Drug Crimes Lawyer

Drug crime charges are serious! A person could do ten years in prison for a conviction and others will face up to life in prison for a drug crime conviction. If you are charged with drug possession, possession, narcotic trafficking,  with intent to deliver, drug manufacturing or drug cultivation in Michigan will need Shawn Haff of The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan on there side.  Shawn is a Grand Rapids, Mi defense lawyer who has worked in Kent County Courts and all throughout West Michigan. 

Grand Rapids drug offense lawyer Shawn James Haff will fight to achieve a case dismissal. He will fight to get a lessened sentence. Shawn has defended many clients facing charges involving LSD, Cocaine,marijuana, heroin, and more. Shawn brings the experience needed to get amazing results and wins on drug crime cases. He is the lawyer you need to get the best results possible. 

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