Possession of Analog/Analogue Drugs with Intent to Deliver/Distribute
Drug Possession Defense Lawyer for Those in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Throughout Michigan Charged with Possession of Analog/Analogue Drugs with Intent to Deliver or Distribute
Analogue drugs, or 'designer drugs' as many refer to these substances, are drugs that are chemically similar to heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs, producing effects much like those experienced when an individual takes the 'real thing' and made of synthetic compounds. Bath salts, plant food, alpha-Methylfentanyl (China White) are examples of analog drugs; many also classify Oxycontin, Valium, Vicodin and other prescription drugs as analogues. While many people began taking these drugs in order to experience the high without being in possession of illegal narcotics or substances, these drugs are illegal in the state of Michigan today. Those caught in possession of these drugs or who intend to deliver or distribute them will face penalties which are just as harsh as those imposed on an individual convicted of drug crimes involving the real thing, such as heroin, cocaine, or marijuana. At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan drug crimes defense attorneys vigorously protect the freedom and legal rights of our clients.
MDA (methylenedioxyamphetamine), PCP (1-Phenyl Cyclohexyl Piperidine), and GHB (Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate) are examples of analogue drugs. Many of these drugs were developed by legitimate pharmaceutical chemists, so their development has not always been done in a 'clandestine' lab by people who were up to no good. However, if you are charged with analog drugs possession with intent to deliver or distribute, you may face a substantial number of years in prison (even life), monetary fines, and other penalties.
Michigan and Federal Governments Heavily Regulate Analog/Analogue Drugs
Initially created due to the fact that federal and state drug laws regulated only illicit drugs, analogue drugs are now heavily regulated by both state and federal governments. Basically, users desired the effects of taking illicit drugs without the possibility of being arrested for a drug offense. Ultimately, you will face the same harsh sentencing if convicted of the use, possession, or possession with intent to deliver, manufacture, or distribute these drugs that you would if it were the actual illicit substance.
Michigan Penalties for Analog/Analogue Drugs Possession with Intent to Distribute/Deliver
In Michigan, drugs classified as Schedule I or Schedule II substances are considered the most dangerous, and therefore penalized the most harshly. These drugs have little or no legitimate medical use, and a high potential for addiction and/or abuse. Most analog drugs are treated in terms of sentencing as Schedule I or II drugs.
As experienced Michigan analogue drug attorneys, we know the serious consequences individuals face when convicted of a drug crime involving analog drugs. We focus our efforts on keeping you out of jail and protecting your legal rights and reputation. The penalties for possession of analog drugs with the intent to distribute, sell, manufacture, or deliver are as follows:
Manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to deliver analogue drugs - up to 15 years in prison, fines of up to $250,000, or both.
Penalties for possession of analog/analogue drugs include up to two years in prison, fines of up to $2,000, or both.
There are many factors that can affect the penalties you face if convicted on any drug charge. These factors include whether you have a prior drug conviction, or if a minor was involved in the crime. If the crime took place within a certain distance of a school, business, church, park or home, you could face an enhanced sentence which means harsher penalties, for instance a longer period of time in jail.
Contact a Talented Michigan Drug Crimes Attorney Now if You Have Been Arrested for Possession of Analog/Analogue Drugs with Intent
At Grabel & Associates, we have a winning reputation across the state of Michigan when it comes to obtaining positive results for clients arrested for drug crimes. We are aggressive, skilled, and experienced, exploring all of the possible options for every client we represent as well as alternative sentencing options. We are ready to devise a strong, effective defense for you.
Our team is ready to serve you 24/7, so do not put it off. Contact us today online for a free evaluation of your case or call us at 1-800-342-7896 or to speak to our experienced case analyst.