Oakland County Drug Distribution Lawyer

Aggressive Legal Advocacy for Clients throughout Oakland County, Michigan

Being arrested and charged with distribution of controlled substances is a much more serious matter than mere possession for one's own use. Distribution means that you are viewed as a drug dealer which entails more severe penalties at both the state and federal levels. Criminal charges related to drug distribution or sales demand the knowledge and skills of an experienced defense attorney. If you are facing such drug charges in or around Oakland County, the criminal defense firm of Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law, can help. Our firm has been in practice for more than a decade providing competent legal representation for those facing drug charges of all kinds. Furthermore, we handle drug cases at the federal level which are subject to much graver penalties and federal sentencing guidelines.

Distribution of Illegal Drugs in Michigan

Drug distribution involves the transfer or sale of such controlled substances as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, LSD, Ecstasy, unauthorized prescription drugs, and more. These drugs are laid out in Schedule categories based on their addictiveness and lack of any known medical value. How you are charged and punished in any drug distribution case will depend on the drugs involved in your arrest, the quantity, and other factors which can aggravate the charges such as whether minors were part of the distribution as well as your criminal history, if any.

Drug distribution charges generally involve felonies. Any felony conviction is generally punishable by a year or more in a state prison as well as fines. In cases involving such drugs as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, prison sentences may be imposed of up to 20 years with fines of up to $25,000. Federal sentencing for drug distribution is harsh with federal prosecutors often seeking to put you behind bars for as long as possible.

How an Oakland County Drug Distribution Attorney can Help

The sooner you engage a highly qualified criminal defense attorney, the sooner your case can be investigated thoroughly, improper evidence and police procedure found, and better options devised. Let our firm work to build your defense case as soon as possible – we may be able to secure a dismissal, reduced charges, or to mitigate the consequences of your charges. Contact us for a case evaluation today.