Possession of Analog/Analogue Drugs
Criminal Defense for Those in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Throughout Michigan Charged With Possession of Analog/Analogue Drugs
Analog or analogue drugs are those, which are chemically similar to other illegal or illicit narcotic drugs or substances, such as heroin. Vicodin and Oxycontin are good examples of these "designer drugs," which usually come in pill form. If you have been arrested for analog drug possession, it is imperative that you consult with an aggressive Michigan drug crimes lawyer at once. At Grabel & Associates, our drug crimes defense law firm is widely known for achieving outstanding results on behalf of clients charged with drug offenses.
Many individuals became involved with analogue drugs at a time when it was believed they could experience a similar high or sensation to more dangerous or risky drugs, without the fear of being arrested. In many cases, individuals who have been prescribed Oxycontin, Vicodin or other analog drugs for legitimate pain found that once the injury causing the pain was healed, they were addicted to the drugs and therefore would obtain them in any way possible. Today, the penalties for possessing analog/analogue drugs are extremely serious; you could face harsh sentencing if convicted. Our experienced team of Michigan analog drug possession attorneys is focused on protecting your legal rights, and keeping you out of jail.
Possession of Analog/Analogue Drugs is Serious
Valium, Oxycontin, Vicodin and other analog drugs are illegal when the user is found in possession without a valid prescription. These drugs, particularly when taken in high doses, produce effects similar to those found with the use of cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and other illegal drugs or substances. Individuals found in possession of these drugs will face penalties including fines and/or jail time if convicted. Additionally, police and prosecutors often zealously pursue those found in possession and attempt to prove the individual intended to manufacture, distribute, sell, or deliver the drugs, particularly when the amount possessed is substantial.
Penalties for Analog/Analogue Drugs Possession
In the state of Michigan, analogue drug use is considered a misdemeanor offense, which is typically less serious than a felony offense. However, if you are convicted of using analog drugs you will face penalties which include up to one year in jail and/or fines of up to $1,000.
Analogue possession is a felony offense, which means the penalties are more severe for those convicted. If found guilty of analog possession, you may be sentenced to up to two years in prison, fines of up to $2,000, or both.
If you are found guilty of not only possession, but possession with intent to sell, manufacture, distribute or deliver analogue drugs, penalties grow substantially more serious. Those convicted will be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison and/or fines of up to $250,000.
Other factors will also affect the penalties. For instance, sentencing may be enhanced for those with prior drug convictions, or if the crime (selling, distributing, etc.) occurred in certain areas such as in close proximity to a school, church, park, or business. Enhanced sentencing will also be enforced if it is found that a minor was involved in the crime.
Obtain the Services of an Aggressive Michigan Analogue Drugs Possession Attorney Immediately
In Michigan, crimes involving analogue drugs are taken very seriously by judges, police, and prosecutors. You may believe that because the drug isn't actually heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine or other drugs frequently involved in criminal activity that it is no big deal. This is not the case.
At Grabel & Associates we vigorously defend those accused of drug crimes. We know there are alternative sentencing options and various defenses that work to keep our clients out of jail. We will explore all of the options, advise you of the legal process, answer your questions, and use all of our skill, knowledge, and experience to obtain positive results in your case.
We are available to our clients 24/7, so do not delay in contacting our office. Call us toll-free today at 1-800-342-7896 for a free initial evaluation of your case or fill use our online contact form.