Crack Cocaine Crimes
Drug Crime Attorney for Those in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Throughout Michigan Charged with Crimes Involving Crack Cocaine
Crack cocaine, or "crack" as many call it, is a highly addictive and potent form of cocaine, which is illegal in Michigan. Anyone found in possession of the drug or with the intent to distribute, manufacture, sell, or deliver will potentially face life-changing consequences, as the penalties for those convicted are extremely harsh. At Grabel & Associates, our highly skilled team of Michigan drug crime defense attorneys work vigorously to keep every client out of jail and protected from severe punishment.
Highly dangerous and addictive, crack cocaine is a powdered or "freebase" form of the drug that is usually smoked, and believed to be the most addictive form of cocaine. Other terms used include crack, rock, base and iron, among others. Because of its potential for abuse and/or addiction, crack cocaine is classified as a Schedule II drug in Michigan, which means the punishment for those convicted, is serious and often life altering.
Possession of Crack Cocaine in Michigan
Even if you are not in possession of crack cocaine but are found using, you could be charged with a misdemeanor offense. Potential penalties for use include fines of up to $2,000 and up to one year in jail.
Possession of crack cocaine leads to penalties that are much harsher for those convicted. Unfortunately, even if you are in possession of the drug, authorities will often work to prove that you intended to manufacture, sell, or distribute if the amount you possess is substantial. Penalties for individuals convicted of possession of crack cocaine are as follows:
- Less than 50 grams, fine of up to $25,000, up to 4 years in prison, or both
- Between 50 grams and 449 grams, fine of up to $250,000, up to 20 years in prison, or both
- Between 450 grams and 999 grams, fine of up to $500,000, up to 30 years in prison, or both
- More than 999 grams, fine of up to $1,000,000, up to life in prison, or both
As you can see, the penalties are extremely harsh, and could leave you facing a lifetime behind bars. It is imperative that you consult with a Michigan crack cocaine defense attorney immediately, so that work can begin on your case.
Manufacture, Distribution, Sales or Delivery of Crack Cocaine
The penalties for manufacturing, selling, distributing or delivering crack cocaine are the same as those for possession with the exception of amounts less than 50 grams. If you are found guilty of possession with intent and the amount of drug involved is less than 50 grams, you could face up to 20 years in prison rather than 4 years.
Regardless of whether you are charged with possession or possession with intent, sentencing may be enhanced if there are other mitigating factors. These factors include whether you have a prior drug conviction, whether the drugs were possessed or distributed in close proximity of a school, business, church or park, and whether there were minors involved.
Consult With a Talented Michigan Drug Crime Lawyer Immediately
Regardless of your innocence or guilt, you must contact an experienced attorney right away. At Grabel & Associates, we are known across Michigan for our ability to effectively defend individuals accused of crack cocaine crimes and other drug offenses. Our years of experience, skill, and aggressive approach make us one of the most successful drug crime defense law firms in the state.
While our primary objective is to protect your legal rights and keep you out of jail, we explore every possible option and work to build a strong, effective defense strategy. We will clearly explain the legal process, answer your questions, and offer the legal support and guidance you deserve.
We believe in being available to our clients 24/7, and are ready to defend your criminal charges. Contact us today at 1-800-342-7896 to speak with an experienced case analyst regarding your case, or for a free consultation with renowned trial lawyer Scott Grabel.