Michigan Drug Crimes

Vigorous Defense for All Michigan Drug Crimes

Drug crimes are a serious and growing problem in Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids and throughout Michigan. These offenses are taken very seriously, and are in fact some of the most aggressively prosecuted in the state. At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan drug crimes attorneys have the experience, skill and vigorous approach necessary to defend our clients against the charges leveled against them. We handle all types of drug cases from those considered minor such as simple possession of marijuana, to those more serious including drug trafficking.

Our firm provides exceptional legal guidance and representation for individuals who have been charged with crimes involving marijuana, cocaine, heroin, controlled substances, prescription drugs (oxycodone, Xanax, vicodin) and more. You may have been falsely charged as an aider, abettor or conspirator, or with other offenses such as possessing or manufacturing illegal drugs. We know that the penalties handed out to those convicted are serious and often life-changing, and may include prison time, probation, substantial monetary fines, property forfeiture, driver's license suspension and the requirement to attend a drug treatment program.

Michigan Drug Crime Penalties

The offense you are charged with along with your level of involvement, amount of drug involved and prior criminal record are all factors in the penalties you may face if convicted of a drug offense. For example, an individual found to possess a small amount of marijuana for personal use will usually face less severe penalties than an individuals charged with a more serious offense such as delivery of a controlled substance, manufacturing or cultivating drugs, or possession with intent to deliver.

If you have a prior criminal record or are charged with an offense considered more serious such as delivery of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin or ecstasy, you will likely face penalties which are more severe if convicted. Additionally, certain repeat drug crimes that take place within 1000 feet of a library or school property (drug free zone) may incur double or triple penalties. It is critical that you consult with a talented Michigan drug crimes defense lawyer at Grabel & Associates who can determine the penalties you may face, and devise an effective legal strategy to protect you from those penalties.

Possible Dismissal or Reduction of Michigan Drug Crimes Charges

  • Individuals who are 17 to 20 years old and who have been charged with delivery or sale of drugs may qualify to have those charges dismissed pursuant to the Michigan Law HYTA, or Holmes Youthful Trainee Act.
  • If you have been arrested for possession or use of marijuana or drugs and it is a first offense, chances are good that an attorney with our firm can secure dismissal of the charges pursuant to 7411 or MCL 333.7411, a Michigan law which applies to individuals charged with possession or use of marijuana, controlled substances such as heroin or cocaine, and analogues (oxycodone, vicodin, etc.).
  • On many occasions our firm has been able to negotiate drug crimes charged as a felony offense down to a misdemeanor offense. This helps individuals avoid the embarrassment and stigma often associated with a felony conviction.

Have You Been Charged With a Drug Crime in Michigan?

Whether you have been arrested or are under investigation for a drug crime, never volunteer information or give police consent to search your home, your car or yourself. Only provide identifying information including your name, address and telephone number. Make it clear that you wish to remain silent, and do not want to discuss your situation without the presence of your attorney.

Conversely, do not obstruct an officer, run from police or resist arrest. Acting out in this manner will likely only make your situation more difficult, and could result in additional charges.

We Approach Drug Charges Aggressively

Law enforcement officials are human, and they do make mistakes. When your constitutional rights are violated in the obtaining of evidence by law enforcement, the evidence generally is not admissible in court. This can mean dismissal of the charges against you, or a favorable plea bargain.

Police in implementing a “sting” or controlled buy operation may not follow specific protocol; in certain situations, an entrapment defense may be effective. Ultimately, our Michigan drug crimes defense attorneys actively pursue all possible avenues of defense, providing that which will be most effective in reaching a positive outcome for our clients.

If you are facing drug-related charges or are under investigation, do not hesitate in contacting the professionals at Grabel & Associates today at 1-800-342-7896. We are available 24 hour a day, seven days a week for a free consultation about your drug case.


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