Drug Crime Defense From A Knowledgeable Attorney In Grand Rapids
In recent years, authorities in Michigan have stepped up enforcement for possession or production of controlled substances. If the state charges you with any of these drug crimes, you need the help of an experienced attorney right away to avoid jail or prison time.
I am attorney James Champion, the founder of Law Office of James K. Champion, PLLC, in Grand Rapids. No matter what drug charges you are facing, I can help you protect your freedoms. Results for my clients include not guilty verdicts by jury trial on charges such as possession with intent to deliver marijuana, manufacture methamphetamine, etc. I have been featured on CBS 48 Hours, NBC Dateline, Good Morning America, Nancy Grace, Dateline Crime, In Session, & Court TV. I will work with you one-on-one, explain your rights and answer any questions you have about drug charges.
Frequently Asked Questions About Drug Charges in Michigan
Do First-Time Drug Offenders Go To Jail In Michigan?
Although jail time is part of the possible penalties for any Michigan drug crime, first-time offenders may have the option to go through alternative drug sentencing, also known as drug court. The legal system is finally starting to reflect the reality that traditional sentencing does not help people struggling with substance abuse issues. Alternative options can include probation and rehab, and, if you successfully complete the program, you may be able to avoid a criminal record.
How Much Coke Is A Felony In Michigan?
Cocaine is a Schedule II drug. At the state level, the use of cocaine is a misdemeanor, but possession of any amount will result in a felony charge. Anything less than 50 grams can result in up to four years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Penalties go up from there, topping out at life in prison and/or up to $1 million in fines for over 1,000 grams. Intent to sell charges carry up to 20 years for less than 50 grams.
How Long Do You Go To Jail For Drug Charges In Michigan?
There are many different drug offenses at the state level, and they all come with a range of penalties under Michigan sentencing guidelines. Minor possession charges may result in less than a year in jail, while trafficking can result in up to life in prison, depending on the situation. If you are facing federal drug charges, the penalties could be harsher and include a longer sentence. We will discuss the specific penalties related to your charges when you meet with me.
Is Selling Drugs A Felony In Michigan?
The illegal sale of any drugs is a felony in Michigan. This includes the sale of marijuana. Although the possession of less than 2.5 ounces of marijuana is now legal in Michigan, and between 2.5 and 5 ounces is only a civil infraction, you still cannot sell marijuana without a valid license to sell from the state.
I will be by your side through charges involving any drug, including:
- Prescription drugs
As an experienced federal defense attorney, I can represent you against federal charges of drug activity. You can feel confident knowing that I will use my years of experience to vigorously protect your rights in and out of the courtroom.
Before You Talk To The Police, Talk To A Lawyer. Call 24/7.
If the police arrest you for possession of marijuana or another drug charge, you may feel tempted to explain your side of the story. However, you talk to a lawyer before you talk to the police. Many innocent people accidentally incriminate themselves when talking to the police.
You also should not allow law enforcement to search your home, your car or your personal belongings. Do not consent to a search until you have talked to an attorney or the police have obtained a warrant.
As Your Champion, I Will Never Give Up
When my clients come to me, they are looking for someone who is willing to fight for them. I do just that and do not cave to pressure from the prosecutor to make a deal. I fight hard for my clients, whether in a plea for negotiations or at trial.
Free Consultations. Get The Help You Need In Your Drug Crime Case Today
The sooner you contact a lawyer, the better off you’ll be. At Law Office of James K. Champion, PLLC, I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Call me at toll-free at 888-723-0075, locally at 616-953-8499 or fill out the contact form on this website.