Possession of Hallucinogens with Intent to Deliver/Distribute
Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer Representing Those in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Throughout Michigan Charged with Possession of Hallucinogens with Intent to Distribute
Hallucinogenic compounds are highly addictive and dangerous; both police and prosecutors vigorously pursue individuals they believe to possess such drugs as LSD, Peyote, PCP, and Psilocybin. At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan drug crime attorneys know the serious consequences those charged with hallucinogens possession with intent to deliver/distribute face. Without a confident and capable lawyer to defend you it is likely that if convicted, you will face a lengthy prison sentence (possibly life) along with substantial monetary fines, a criminal record, suspended driver's license and more. Essentially, your future, career, reputation and relationships will be ruined.
Drugs that are considered hallucinogens interfere with neurotransmitters in the brain, resulting in hallucinations or a distorted perception of reality. Side effects are numerous and may include confusion, suspicion, paranoia, anxiety, depression, increased heart rate and blood pressure, slurred or incoherent speech and more. Some of the physical effects of hallucinogenic drugs can even be fatal. Because of their potential for abuse and/or addiction, these drugs are classified as Schedule I substances according to Michigan Penal Code 333.7401. Schedule I drugs are penalized the most harshly, because of their perceived danger and risk.
Harsh Penalties for Possession of Hallucinogens with Intent to Deliver/Distribute in Michigan
Possessing illegal drugs or substances - any type of drug - with the intent to distribute or deliver is a felony offense, which will lead to harsh consequences for those convicted. Prosecutors work vigorously to have a charge of possession trumped up to one with intent in their efforts to crack down on drugs. At Grabel & Associates, our Michigan hallucinogens possession with intent attorneys are dedicated to providing tough, effective defense to individuals accused of drug crimes.
The severity of the punishment individuals will face often hinges on the type and amount of drug in the individual's possession. Police and prosecutors will work to prove intent to distribute, sell, or deliver when the amount possessed is more than what would typically be expected for personal use. Other tactics to prove intent include demonstrating that the illicit drugs were packaged in a way to be sold or distributed, or that the individual who is suspected carried a large amount of cash or paraphernalia such as scales or other items which would indicate distribution.
Schedule I drugs have no accepted medical use, and are considered to have a high potential for addiction or abuse. Penalties for Schedule I drugs according to Michigan Penal Code 333.7403 are as follows:
- Between 25g and 50g - Prison time of up to 4 years and fines of up to $25,000.
- Between 50g and 450g - Prison time of up to 20 years and fines of up to $250,000.
- Between 450g and 1kg - Prison time of up to 30 years and fines of up to $500,000.
- More than 1kg - Possible life imprisonment and fines of up to $1,000,000.
As you can see, the penalties are extremely harsh; however, sentencing may be enhanced even further when certain conditions exist. For example, you may face even more serious penalties if it is found that you possessed hallucinogens in close proximity of a school, park, business or church.
Individuals who have been convicted previously on a drug crime charge face harsher penalties as well. For instance, an individual convicted of a second drug crime, according to Michigan Penal Code 333.7413, and who is found to be in possession of more than 50g of a Schedule I drug may be sentenced to life in prison. It is urgent that you contact an attorney now if you have been convicted previously for a drug crime and have been arrested for drug possession.
We Take an Aggressive Approach to Michigan Hallucinogen Possession with Intent Cases
We understand that being charged with any drug crime, no matter how minor or serious it may seem, is a frightening proposition. Our Michigan drug crime defense lawyers work to explore all possible legal options, and will thoroughly explain the legal process to you, and what you can expect. We closely examine any and all options which may help our clients avoid harsh fines and jail time. Many clients prefer to work toward options that allow for treatment or rehabilitation rather than time behind bars. At Grabel & Associates, our team has the skill, experienced and knowledge necessary to reach a favorable outcome.
We are available 24/7, days, nights, and weekends. As concerned Michigan criminal defense attorneys, we urge you to contact our experienced case analyst regarding your case today at 1-800-342-7896. Whether you have been accused of possession with intent related to LSD, Peyote or any hallucinogen, we work aggressively to stop wrongful convictions or enhanced sentences.