School Zone Drug Offenses
Drug Crimes Lawyers Providing Vigorous Defense Against School Zone Drug Offenses in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Throughout Michigan
At Grabel & Associates, we understand that school zone offenses can leave an individual facing harsher penalties than he or she would have faced had the offense not been committed in a school zone. If you have been arrested for a drug crime, which was allegedly committed within close proximity of a school, it is important that you consult our highly regarded Michigan drug charges defense lawyers right away. We offer a wealth of skill and experience to our clients, fighting vigorously to protect you from serious criminal penalties.
Individuals who allegedly possess an illegal narcotic or controlled substance with the intent to deliver or who delivers an illegal drug within 1,000 feet of school property may have the charge against them "trumped up" because of the location where the offense took place. A school zone encompasses all school property, including buildings, football/track fields, libraries, and other property as well as the 1,000-foot "zone" that surrounds that property. Whether you live within the school zone, attempt to sell illegal drugs to a student or minor, or even possess drugs in your vehicle and intend to sell or deliver those narcotics or illegal substances within the school zone, you will face serious consequences if charged and convicted.
Michigan Criminal Penalties for School Zone OffensesAny individual who possesses an illicit narcotic and who intends to deliver or sell that narcotic within 1,000 feet of school property will face a minimum of two years in prison, or twice the length of time typically handed down for that crime according to Michigan Public Health Code Section 333.7410. Additionally, the fines that would normally apply to that specific offense may triple for offenders. An individual who delivers a controlled substance in a school zone will face penalties that are greatly enhanced; three times the normal authorized fines, and three times the jail time. Even if you possessed certain narcotics but did not intend to sell them, you may face harsher criminal penalties for possessing the illegal narcotic in a school zone.
Contact an Aggressive Michigan Drug Crime Lawyer Today
There are occasions on which an innocent individual is wrongly accused of delivering or possessing with intent to deliver controlled substances or illicit narcotic drugs. Regardless, school zone offenses put your freedom, reputation, and future in jeopardy. Whether you are innocent or guilty, it is important that you have a seasoned attorney on your side to provide the legal support, guidance, and representation that you need in order to obtain a good outcome. At Grabel & Associates we will work vigorously to ensure you do not face unfair or unnecessary penalties including fines, jail time, and other punishment often handed down by Michigan courts.
School zone offenses should be taken seriously, as the criminal penalties for a conviction can have a negative impact on many aspects of your life. For unparalleled legal guidance and support, contact our office today at 1-800-342-7896. We are available 24/7 to meet your needs, so do not delay.