Drug Sales in Oakland County

Drug Crime Attorney in Farmington Hills

In Michigan, the penalties for drug offenses vary depending upon the Schedule category of the drug (with Schedule 1 drugs being considered the most serious), the quantity of the drug and what you intended to do with the drug. For example, with marijuana or prescription drug cases involving possessing a small amount for personal use, these are generally classified as misdemeanor offenses and may involve a maximum term of one year in jail. On the other hand, if you possess the same drugs with the intent to manufacture, deliver or sell them to another person, you are now facing felony charges along with increased fines and sentencing.

Drug sales in Michigan are covered under Section 333.7401 of the Public Health Code. Under Section 7401(1), a person shall not manufacture, create, deliver or possess with the intent to manufacture, create or deliver a controlled substance, a prescription medication, or a counterfeit prescription.

For a marijuana offense involving less than 5 kilograms or fewer than 20 plants, it is a felony offense punishable by not more than 4 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $20,000 or both.

Any controlled substance classified as a Schedule 1, 2, or 3, with the exception of marijuana is a felony offense punishable by up to 7 years imprisonment and a maximum $10,000 fine, or both.

Any substance that is classified as a Schedule 4 is a felony offense punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of 4 years or a maximum fine of $4,000 or both.

For substances that are categorized as Schedule 5, it is a felony offense punishable by up to 2 years in prison or up to a $2,000 fine, or both.

The fines for manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance range from a maximum of $2,000 for a Schedule 4 or 5 substance to a maximum fine of $1,000,000.00 for 1,000 grams or more of any mixture containing a controlled substance. The terms of imprisonment for violations of Section 333.7401 range from a maximum of 2 years to life imprisonment in the most severe cases.

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In addition to the above penalties and sentences, Michigan law requires the suspension of driver's licenses for drug convictions. This means that if you have no prior drug violations, your license may be suspended for six months, but if you do have prior drug convictions in the last seven years, your license may be suspended for one year.

Facing drug charges? Contact our Farmington Hills Office to speak with a drug crime attorney Daniel D. Hajji for meticulous and aggressive representation. Our firm will work tirelessly to find holes and weaknesses in the prosecution's case as well as any procedural errors or violations of your search and seizure rights that may get your charges reduced or dropped. You deserve to have a hard-hitting criminal attorney protecting your rights, contact us today!