Hallucinogens Overview

Drug Crime Defense Lawyers for Charges of Drug Crimes Involving Hallucinogens in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Throughout Michigan

LSD, Peyote, Psilocybin, PCP and other hallucinogens are illegal in the state of Michigan, whether you use, possess, or intend to distribute or sell the drugs. When you have been arrested for or charged with possessing or delivering any of these hallucinogenic drugs, it is critical that you have a capable and aggressive Michigan drug crime lawyer to protect your legal rights and keep you out of jail. At Grabel & Associates, we are one of the most well recognized law firms in the state when it comes to winning cases involving drugs for our clients.

Common Types of Hallucinogens

Peyote is a plant (cactus) with its principal ingredient for drug use being mescaline. Mescaline can also be manufactured chemically.

PCP (phencyclidine) was initially developed as an intravenous anesthetic in the 1950s, however it is no longer used for this purpose because of serious side effects.

LSD (d-lysergic acid diethylamide) is manufactured from lysergic acid, a substance found in a fungus called ergot. This fungus grows on grains such as rye.

Psilocybin (4-phosphoryloxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine) is derived from mushrooms, which grow in tropical and subtropical regions of Mexico, South America and the U.S.

Abuse of Hallucinogens is Common in Michigan

Hallucinogenic mushrooms, LSD, Peyote and other hallucinogenic drugs are considered Schedule I substances in Michigan, which means they have an extremely high potential for addiction and/or abuse, and serve no legitimate medical purpose. This means that if you are caught in possession of these substances or intend to distribute, deliver, or sell the drugs and are arrested, you will face serious charges, which subject you to some of the harshest penalties for drug crimes in the state of Michigan.

These are all drugs, which affect the brain, causing hallucinations and altering an individual's perception of reality. When someone is under the influence of PCP, Psilocybin, Peyote or LSD, he/she may see, hear, or feel things that are not real, but imagined. Depending on which hallucinogen an individual is under the influence of, there are adverse effects which are unpleasant and potentially dangerous. These include sleeplessness, nausea, profuse sweating, increased heart rate and blood pressure, shallow breathing and loss of muscular coordination.

Michigan Penalties for Hallucinogen Drug Crimes

Because hallucinogens fall under Schedule I according to the Michigan Penal Code 333.7403, the penalties for possession, distribution, delivery or sale are extremely harsh.

Individuals charged with possession of hallucinogens and who are convicted will be subject to various penalties according to the amount of controlled substance in their possession. Possession is a felony offense; if you are found in possession of 25 to 50 grams, you will face penalties of up to 4 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. Possession of more than 1,000 grams could leave you facing life behind bars and a fine of as much as $1,000,000.

Police and prosecutors vigorously pursue individuals who use or possess hallucinogenic drugs, and will do their best to prove that an individual has the intent to sell or distribute the drugs. When they are successful in their efforts and an individual is convicted of possession of hallucinogens with intent, the penalties are even more severe.

Contact an Aggressive Michigan Hallucinogens Lawyer Immediately

Whether you are under investigation or have already been charged with use, possession or the sale/distribution of hallucinogenic drugs, it is vital to your future and freedom to consult with an aggressive Michigan drug crime lawyer. Our years of experience, skill, and dedication allow us to bring unparalleled legal guidance and representation to our clients. Contact Grabel & Associates today at 1-800-342-7896.


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