Federal Drug Crimes

Defending Against Federal Drug Crimes in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Throughout Michigan

Federal drug crimes are extremely serious, putting the freedom and future of those charged at risk if convicted. At Grabel & Associates, we understand the severe penalties individuals face when a drug violation crosses a state line or national border, or otherwise becomes a federal crime. It is more essential than ever to seek the services of a Michigan federal drug crimes defense attorney with substantial experience in the federal court system.

Many times, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and/or Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are involved in the investigation of federal drug offenses. Additionally, federal prosecutors are tough and will take no shortcuts in their efforts to secure a conviction and subject the defendant to the maximum penalties allowed. This is why it is so important that you choose a lawyer who is aggressive, skilled and ready to take on even the toughest prosecutor.

Federal Drug Crimes in Michigan

Our seasoned Michigan federal drug crimes attorneys provide legal guidance and representation to individuals charged with all types of drug charges whether it involves cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, heroine, ecstasy or other illegal drugs, including:

  • Distribution
  • Possession of large quantities of drugs
  • Transportation of drugs
  • Interstate drug trafficking
  • International drug trafficking
  • Drug manufacturing/cultivation
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Delivery of a controlled substance
  • All other federal drug charges

Michigan, particularly Detroit, is a route for illegal drug trafficking; a "hub" for drug activity, both state and federal law enforcement vigorously investigate due to the common occurrence of illegal drugs and prescription narcotics being imported across state lines and from Canada.

Federal Drug Offenses Require the Skill, Experience and Talent of an Aggressive Drug Crimes Attorney in Michigan

The penalties for those convicted on federal drug charges are extremely harsh, often affecting an individual's freedom, reputation, career, family - essentially his or her very life and future. Some of the most common penalties include significant fines, substantial time or even life behind bars, a permanent criminal record and in some cases, criminal forfeiture of assets that may have been purchased with "tainted money," or the proceeds of drug sales. Without expert legal representation, those convicted face life-altering consequences.

Federal courts have proposed sentencing guidelines in place for various drug offenses; however, the judge does not always adhere to those guidelines. Individuals who are under investigation or have already been arrested must have a capable lawyer who will work vigorously to have charges dismissed when possible, and is skilled and effective in negotiating favorable plea agreements.

The issues involved in federal drug cases are often complex and unique, requiring a particular expertise and skill many attorneys do not have. Because multiple individuals are often involved in these types of cases, law enforcement often relies on "underhanded" tactics in order to prosecute individuals, including allegations of conspiracy and "snitches." You could face charges even if you were only minimally involved.

Call Us Now Anywhere Throughout the State of Michigan

At Grabel & Associates, we have an exceptional track record and reputation for providing our clients with aggressive, effective legal representation. We focus on positive solutions rather than harsh penalties, and believe that alternative sentencing such as substance abuse programs are much more effective than years spent in prison. Our diversified team of Michigan federal drug crimes defense lawyers work to find every possible alternative to harsh federal penalties and sentencing guidelines. Contact us any time day or night, 24/7 at 1-800-342-7896 for a free consultation.


With drug crime defense attorneys statewide, Grabel & Associates defends people throughout Michigan charged with possession, intent to distribute, manufacturing, cultivation and illegal prescription drugs.