Drug crimes are heavily prosecuted throughout Michigan. There is pressure from lobbyists and support groups such as MADD to be tough on drug crimes. As a result judges have begun to hand down more strict sentences with steep fines and jail time on first offenses. You need an experienced drug defense lawyer to protect your rights.
Common Drug offenses
Click on the links above to read more about the specific type of drug you have been charged with the crimes, punishments, and defenses.
Controlled substance crimes can affect your license
A first offense drug crime, even a misdemeanor marijuana offense, can result in licensing sanctions, a six-month license suspension on a first offense and a one-year suspension on a second offense.
Controlled substance crimes can affect your financial aid
Depending on he type of offense your federal student aid could be suspended from one to two years for a first offense, and for two years to indefinitely on a second offense.
Other negative effects of controlled substance crimes
Depending on your job you could be looking at the loss of your career or even a professional license. Any one in the medical field, lawyers, and pharmaceutical sales are all positions that can be severely effected and even result in the loos of a professional license because of a drug crime conviction.
Drug Defense Lawyer
We defend drug crimes all over Michigan with amazing results. We have had many cases dismissed or reduced to offense that will not abstract to the secretary of state.
There are ways to defend against any drug case. 1. Did the police have a legal reason to stop you? If they did not your case could be dismissed. 2. Did the police have a legal reason to detain you? If not the case could be dismissed. 3. Did the police have a legal reason to search you or your things? If not the case could be dismissed.
Besides legal arguments, the prosecution may not be able to factually prove that you broke a law. Were you actually in possession of the controlled substance? Were you legally in possession of a drug or did you have a special license? Was the drug actually yours? These are all things that can make the prosecutors case against you hard to prove.
If you have been charged with a drug crime contact drug defense lawyer Aaron J. Boria, PLLC today (734) 453-7806