Drug Crime Attorneys Defending Clients Charged with the Sale or Dealing of Drugs in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Throughout Michigan
In Michigan, selling, distributing, transporting or otherwise dealing in illegal substances or narcotic drugs will leave individuals convicted of these offenses facing very serious consequences. If you have been charged with sales or dealing of drugs, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced Michigan drug-dealing attorney at once. Regardless of whether you are charged by state or federal authorities, you will likely face substantial fines and jail/prison time without the support and guidance of an aggressive lawyer.
The type and amount of drug involved often determines the penalties individuals will face if convicted. Whether you are found to have marijuana, heroin, LSD, cocaine, methamphetamines, ecstasy or another illegal substance, prosecutors often work to prove that you intended to sell the drug by demonstrating that the amount of drug in you were caught with is a substantial amount, more than would be considered normal for personal use. Individuals are frequently face "trumped up" charges for offenses they are not guilty of.
Charges of Dealing Drugs in Michigan Require an Aggressive Michigan Drug Crimes Lawyer
Distributing, transporting, and delivery - all of these are very serious drug charges that may fall under the scope of "dealing." We know that prosecutors and police are often overzealous in their efforts to secure a conviction on charges that are far more serious than what an individual is actually guilty of. Individuals who use drugs often sell a small amount to support their own habits; our Michigan drug-dealing lawyers thoroughly investigate the charges against our clients in order to obtain the best possible outcome. Our goal is to protect our clients from the severe penalties under Michigan law that can devastate and ruin lives.
Our team is vastly experienced, skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to various drug crimes and protecting our clients' rights. There are numerous tactics that may be used to challenge charges of selling or distributing drugs effectively. We know that mistakes are often made by police in the course of an arrest, and that frequently misconduct may be involved.
Some examples of mistakes and/or misconduct that may be used in your defense include:
- Improper or unwarranted stop and search of your vehicle
- Arrest lacking probable cause
- Improper use of informants and/or witnesses, police entrapment
- Illegal search of your property or vehicle, invalid search warrant
Penalties for Drug Sales and Distribution in Michigan
Selling or distributing illegal drugs exposes individuals convicted to severe penalties, as does selling or distributing prescription drugs such as Xanax, Oxycodone, Vicodin and Hydrocodone. Some of the penalties those convicted may face include imprisonment, probation, steep fines, drug counseling and driver's license suspension. Our objective is to have the charges against our clients reduced or dismissed, or to explore alternative sentencing solutions so that our clients can avoid prison time.
At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan drug crimes defense attorneys understand that for individuals facing serious drug charges, it can be overwhelming and extremely frightening. When your career, future, reputation and freedom are at stake, it is easy to give up hope and simply assume that you have to accept the punishment. As one of the most aggressive and effective drug crime lawyers in Michigan, Scott Grabel and his team of reputable attorneys know the defense tactics that prove to be effective for their clients time and time again. Call us today at 1-800-342-7896, and let us fight for you. Contact us online.