Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver

Lawyers Defending Clients in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit and Throughout Michigan Charged with Intent to Sell or Deliver Drugs

Every drug charge is considered serious in Michigan, but those involving possession with intent to sell and deliver are taken very seriously, and individuals convicted harshly punished. In fact, those facing charges of possession with intent or drug distribution involving controlled substances frequently face significant jail time. Without an experienced and capable Michigan drug possession attorney to represent you, your future and freedom are at stake. At Grabel & Associates, we take drug crimes and how the penalties affect our clients' lives very seriously. Our vigorous, dedicated approach and extensive knowledge of the drug laws and tactics used by prosecutors make us very effective advocates for our clients.

Michigan Criminal Penalties: Possession with Intent to Deliver

Depending on the schedule involved, those who are convicted of possession of drugs with intent to sell face severe punishment under the Michigan Penal Code (333.7401). Ecstasy, methamphetamines, LSD and other schedule one or schedule two substances can leave an individual facing fines of between $25,000 and $1,000,000 along with jail or prison time of 20 years to life. This is why it is critical that you have a competent and experienced legal defense team on your side.

Drug Categories - Michigan Drug Possession with Intent

Controlled substances are categorized in Michigan under the following schedules (listing of drugs are not all-inclusive):

  • Schedule I - Ecstasy, marijuana, LSD, GHB
  • Schedule II - Oxycodone, morphine, methamphetamine, hydrocodone, opium
  • Schedule III - Hydrocodone with aspirin, lower strength morphine, ketamine
  • Schedule IV - Xanax, valium, rohypnol
  • Schedule V - Drugs which can be purchased over-the-counter and contain ephedrine or codeine

While possession with intent to deliver controlled substances which are categorized in schedules III, IV and V incur penalties that are far less severe than other schedules, the negative impact to your life is still substantial. Fines of $2,000 up to $10,000 and 2 to 7 years in prison may very likely mean ruin of your reputation, career, even relationships. A permanent criminal record will also follow you for the rest of your life, impacting your ability to secure employment.

Our Michigan drug possession defense attorneys know that when an individual is arrested for this felony offense, it is natural to experience fear and a feeling that life is over. In many instances, those accused are innocent and may have been caught doing nothing more than sharing a joint with friends. Regardless of your situation, the most important step you can take to protect yourself is to consult with a lawyer who is tough and not intimidated by law enforcement or prosecutors.

Michigan Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver

Possessing a small amount of marijuana is no big deal, right? It can be, if law enforcement and prosecutors are successful in building a possession with intent case against you. Because Michigan cracks down extremely hard on all types of drug offenses, authorities will do their best to put even those accused with what would seem minor offenses behind bars. For instance, you could find that you are facing a $20,000 fine and as long as 4 years in jail if caught with less than 5 kg of marijuana. Don't follow your own instincts and assume that you will not be charged with an offense that is bigger or more serious than you believe your situation to be. It could land you behind bars for a very long time, and cost you thousands in fines.

Ultimately, the sentencing handed out to those convicted on possession with intent to deliver marijuana charges will be determined by what type of drug is involved, and how much an individual is found to have in his/her possession. A substantial amount of drugs usually indicates to authorities that the individual intended to sell or deliver those drugs.

Our Michigan Possession with Intent to Deliver Attorneys Offer a Seasoned, Effective Approach

At Grabel & Associates, we understand the stress that those accused of or arrested for drug crimes are under; we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible defense, and take a personal approach to determine the most effective legal strategy. We also believe it is important for our clients to understand the legal issues they are facing and the options available to them. Until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, you are innocent. If any missteps were taken in your arrest (unlawful search and seizure, illegal stop, lack of the proper search warrant, etc.) we will uncover the truth and use all of our skill and experience to challenge the evidence against you.

You deserve exceptional legal representation, a team of Michigan drug crime defense attorneys who will take a personal interest in your case and leave no stone unturned in securing a positive outcome. Contact Grabel & Associates today at 1-800-342-7896.


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