If you are facing drug crime charges in Troy, you may know that your case is a serious criminal matter. There are significant legal penalties, including jail time, probation, and fines. Plus, a conviction can also impact your future even after you serve your sentence. However, regardless of the strength of the evidence, you are entitled to your day in court.
The criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Bradley J. Friedman have been representing clients in Troy and throughout Michigan for many years. During this time, our team has gained extensive experience and knowledge on the in-depth details of state drug crimes law. A strong defense is critical and our lawyers are at your side, advocating on your behalf in drug offense cases.
Under Michigan law, drug offenses fall into three categories:
Within each of these groups, the statute provides different levels of severity depending on the type of controlled substance. Schedule 1 offenses are the most serious and Schedule 5 offenses are the least.
Penalties for these different offenses can vary greatly, as the sentence for a conviction will depend upon the category of the offense and the type of controlled substance. Most drug crimes carry potential for incarceration, and there is even the possibility of life in prison for the most serious offenses. Plus, you face fines, probation, and a criminal record.
In addition, there are non-criminal consequences if you are convicted on a drug crime charge. You may have difficulty finding employment or lose your professional license. Students may be expelled from college or lose a scholarship as a result of a drug offense, and there may be effects on voting rights and government benefits.
If you are facing a drug crime charge, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Bradley J. Friedman will develop a strategy personalized for your situation. Potential defenses include:
The stakes are high if you are convicted in a drug crimes case, with serious criminal penalties and other implications that affect many aspects of your life. The key to defending against the charges is retaining an experienced drug crime lawyer to represent you in court. For assistance with your case, please contact The Law Offices of Bradley J. Friedman. Click here to contact us online.
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