Law enforcement agencies all throughout West Michigan take drug charges very seriously! Authorities in West Michigan have stepped up enforcement for possession or production of methamphetamine, 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! He can be reached at 616-438-6719! Shawn will take the time needed to understand your case, potential addictions you may be battling and create a pathway for you that will get you the best result possible!
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. My lawyers won’t judge you regarding your drug charges. My lawyers will keep you informed every step of the way regarding your drug charges.
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 from the Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan. 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.
Our clients come to us looking 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 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
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 Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan understands 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 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.
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