LSD is perhaps the most well-known hallucinogenic drug that produces a very strong psychoactive reaction. LSD is controlled substance. A person may not consume, posses or manufacture LSD. it is illegal to consume, possess, or manufacture any quantity of LSD. Rest assured that police officers and prosecutor’s take these cases very seriously. If you are arrested for LSD possession, you need to call Shawn asap at 616-438-6719 to get results!
Around 1943, a Swiss chemist discovered by accident the psychoactive properties of a chemical he had worked on while studying fungus. A small amount of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) which was absorbed through his fingers. While he was riding home from work at the lab, he had a trip that made him realize afterward what he had discovered.
LSD comes from ergot, which is a plant fungus. The laboratory where the Swiss chemist who discovered LSD worked at, was working on research regarding ergot. The goal was to hopefully come up with some medical uses for the fungi.
LSD comes in liquid form and is sold on sugar cubes, stamps, or other materials for ingestion orally.
The United States military has done numerous experiments on LSD over decades. After these experiments, LSD was outlawed for use or possession in 1968. LSD is illegal to possess federally and in all 50 states.
In Michigan, there is also what is called “constructive possession,” which means you can be charged with a drug possession crime just by being in the place where the drug is being used or stored – regardless if it didn’t belong to you and you never intended to use it. Here is a page you can go to to see the legal definition of “constructive possession.”
Under Michigan Law (MCL 333.7403), drugs are listed in 5 categories of controlled substances.
Schedule I: A drug is classified as Schedule I if it has a high potential for abuse and has no accepted medical use in the United States and is not safe to use even under medical supervision. These types of drugs include LSD Ecstasy, Mushrooms, Heroin and Peyote.
If you have been charged, questioned, arrested or believe you are under investigation, you need to look into retaining Shawn from The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan asap! Time is of the essence. Once you have retained Shawn, the sooner you can feel safe knowing that your rights are now being protected by a lawyer who is on your side! Shawn and the attorneys at The Criminal Defense Law Centre of West Michigan are dedicated lawyers who will be with you every step of the way! We will clearly explain your rights and lay out all possible defense that are available to you! We are motivated to make sure you are not taken advantage of by local prosecutors. We are driven to make sure you are not treated unfairly by the court. We are moved to make sure your rights are protected.
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Drug possession penalties according to Michigan Penal Code 333.7403:
Penalties for individuals found to be in possession of Schedule I or II controlled substances:
- Between 25 and 50 grams (felony) – Fines of up to $25,000 and 4 years in prison.
- Between 50 and 450 grams (felony) – Fines of up to $250,000 and a maximum of 20 years in prison.
- Between 450 and 1,000 grams (felony) – Fines of up to $500,000 and a maximum of 30 years in prison.
More than 1,000 grams (felony) – Fines of up to $1,000,000 and up to life in prison.
A conviction for possession of a controlled substance like LSD carries with it potential prison or jail time, massive fines that can cost thousands of dollars and other consequences that can ruin your life. Here is a list of some of the consequences:
- A permanent criminal record as a drug offender – you may be able to expunge a conviction after five years
- Loss of your job or denial of employment
- Suspension of your driver’s license
- Denial of rental housing
- Loss or revocation of a license to practice a profession. For example, if you are working as a teacher, doctor, lawyer, nurse, pharmacist or another licensed professional
- You will be denied federal financial aid to pay for college
- Denial or revocation of an immigration green card, visa, or citizenship application, and possible deportation if you’re not a U.S. citizen. ICE has been active deporting people with felony convictions.
If you are charged with LSD possession, you need to contact Shawn immediately at 616-438-6719. The consequences of an LSD possession conviction can leave an indelible negative impact on your life.
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