Southfield Drug Charge Lawyer
At Haque Legal, our attorneys are skilled in navigating the aftermath of a drug charge. We know that the stakes are high and we’ll do everything we can to make sure the judge and opposing counsel treats you fairly. You shouldn’t navigate the Michigan court process without the help of a skilled drug charge attorney. Contact us today and one of our experienced lawyers will walk you through a free consultation.
Why Hire A Southfield Drug Charge Attorney At Haque Legal:
- We approach each case as a team, so you will always have the experience and knowledge of multiple attorneys contributing to your case.
- We have years of experience litigating drug charge cases in Michigan courts.
- We work hard to achieve a favorable outcome for all our clients.
What Is A Drug Charge?
In Michigan, a drug charge can be any number of things. Each class of drugs carries with it a different sentence and penalty. Some of the most common drug-related offenses include:
Possession of prescription drugs: Possession of up to 25 grams of schedule I or II drugs can land you up to 4 years in jail and fines of up to $25,000.
Distribution of prescription drugs: If you are charged with distribution of prescription drugs you could find yourself facing up to 40 years in prison with potential fines of up to $250,000
Possession of Cocaine: Possession with the intent to sell is a felony in Michigan. You could face up to 20 years in prison and/or $25,000 in fines for under 50 grams. The larger the amount you’re caught with, the more jail time and fines you could get.
Heroin Possession: If you are charged with possession of under 50 grams you could face up to 4 years in jail and $25,000 in fines.
What Are The Drug Laws In Michigan?
Under Michigan Law, drugs fall into five categories:
- Schedule I: Schedule I drugs include marijuana, LSD, MDMA, and Heroin. These substances have a high potential for abuse and aren’t accepted for any medical use.
- Schedule II: Schedule II drugs include cocaine, opium, morphine, oxycodone, and meth. These substances have a high potential for abuse but have medicinal uses in the medical community.
- Schedule III: Schedule III drugs include low-grade morphine, anabolic steroids, ketamine, and codeine mixtures. Schedule III drugs have less of a potential for abuse but abuse can lead to physical or psychological dependence.
- Schedule IV: Schedule IV drugs are Ambien, valium, Xanax, Rohypnol, Zolpidem, Soma, Darvon, etc. These drugs have less of a potential for abuse, are regularly accepted in the medical community, but may lead to abuse or dependence.
- Schedule V: Schedule V drugs include cough syrup, Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica, etc. Schedule V drugs are limited quantities of narcotics that have the potential for abuse.
What Is A Misdemeanor Vs? A Felony Drug Charge?
There are two degrees of drug charges under Michigan law: felony drug charges and misdemeanor drug charges.
- A felony drug conviction usually requires at least one year in prison. You will also lose the right to vote and the right to own a firearm for 3-5 years after your prison sentence.
- A misdemeanor drug conviction is usually earmarked by fines and a max jail sentence of one year or less.
Your drug charge attorney can help you navigate the aftermath of either one of these convictions.
Call Haque Legal Today
If you’re in need of a drug charge lawyer in Southfield or for any other kind of criminal defense, Haque Legal has your back. Contact us today and one of our knowledgeable attorneys will work with you to discuss your options.