CPS Claims Abuse and Neglect in Michigan
If you’re a parent that’s been accused of committing a drug crime, it’s important to hire an attorney as soon as possible to help you avoid additional charges. CPS may decide to look into your case and could potentially bring child abuse and neglect charges against you in addition to your drug crime charges. The worst part is that CPS may find you guilty before the police and prosecutors have proven you’re guilty. This means you could be penalized for alleged child abuse even if you’re proven innocent of your original criminal charges.
A CPS investigation typically consists of a home visit, interviews with everyone involved, a doctor’s visit, and a family assessment. If the CPS worked decides your child has been harmed or is in danger of being harmed, he or she may file to have your child removed from your home. This experience is often traumatic for children, and could make it difficult for you and your family to move on after your criminal case is over. To avoid these life-altering penalties, work with an experienced CPS/Drug Crime attorney to prepare for the CPS investigation.
The state of Michigan has some of the nation’s strictest drug laws. If you’ve been accused of drug cultivation and manufacture, drug distribution and sale, distribution of medical marijuana, drug trafficking, drug possession, or any other drug crime, call Grabel & Associates today. Our talented team has been working on drug crime cases in Michigan for over 15 years and understands what it takes to be successful in and out of court. If you want to prove your innocence and protect your future during your criminal investigation, getting an attorney involved early on is a wise decision. When you connect with Grabel & Associates, you’ll be provided with a free initial case consultation and later connected with a lawyer that has experience working on cases similar to your own. If you’re ready to start fighting back, contact us online for a free consultation. We’re ready to put our experience and knowledge to work for you.
Punishments for Drug Crimes in Michigan
The punishments you could face vary depending on the details of your case. Drug crimes are divided into schedules, depending on the type and amount of drugs involved in the crime.
Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and serve no medical purpose. (Ecstasy, LSD, Heroin, Peyote, GHB, Peyote, Etc.) Schedule II substances have a high potential for addiction, but may serve a medical purpose. (Opium, Hydrocodone, Methadone, Cocaine, etc.) Schedule III drugs have a lower addiction risk and accepted medical uses. (Morphine, Ketamine, Hydrocodone, etc.) Schedule IV substances have a low risk of dependency. (Valium, Xanax, Rohypnol, etc.) Schedule V drugs have a very low risk of abuse and can often be obtained over the counter. (Cough syrups, Cold Medicines, etc.)
Punishments range from very short jail sentences and minimal fines to a life sentence and fines of up to one million dollars or more. Because the range of penalties is so wide, having a skilled defense on your side could make a big difference. The Grabel & Associates team knows how to navigate the sentencing portion of your case and will aggressively fight on your behalf to put the power to achieve a just outcome back in your hands.
Conduct Our Own Investigation and Develop a Strong Defense
We know that police and prosecutors don’t always have all of the facts. We’ll conduct our own investigation as needed to make sure we’re prepared to develop a strong defense. If necessary, we’ll explore any legal option, including potential plea deals, to earn you the result with the least negative impact possible. We’re willing to step in at any stage of your case, but our team is most effective when we’ve worked alongside you since the beginning. The more time you give us to fight on your behalf, the better your results can be. When your future is at stake, don’t settle for second-rate criminal defense. Pick up the phone and contact us today.
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