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Effective Legal Tactics for Drug Crime Cases

If you or someone you know has been accused of a drug crime in Michigan, contact skilled attorney John N. Elliott immediately. Michigan enforces strict drug laws, with severe penalties for possession of drugs, intent to sell or deliver, manufacture or cultivation, among other drug charges. Securing a competent drug crime lawyer to represent you in court and uphold your rights and freedom is crucial.

Attorney for Drug-Related Charges in Michigan
John N. Elliott is renowned as one of Michigan’s top attorneys, demonstrating his criminal defense expertise in both misdemeanor and felony cases. He is well-versed in the most effective legal tactics for drug crime cases, working tirelessly to protect you from severe criminal penalties. Contact him now to start building a robust defense against drug charges in Michigan.

If I’m convicted of a drug crime in Michigan, what penalties will I face?
The penalties for being convicted of a drug crime in Michigan generally depend on the drug involved, the quantity, and its intended use.

Some drugs are treated more severely than others. For example, possession of 10 grams of heroin could result in a felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison, while possession of the same quantity of psilocybin (“magic mushrooms”) may result in a misdemeanor and up to 1 year in jail.

The quantity of drugs involved is also crucial in determining potential penalties. Larger quantities typically result in more serious consequences. For instance, possession of 20 grams of cocaine could result in a felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison, while possession of 1,000 grams of cocaine could lead to a felony punishable by life imprisonment.

Likewise, the intended use of the drugs has significant implications. Simple “use” of even the most illicit drugs will typically result in a misdemeanor. However, “possession” of that same drug could lead to a felony, with the most severe penalties reserved for “delivery” (i.e., dealing), “possession with intent to deliver,” and “manufacture.”

Do I need a lawyer with experience defending Michigan drug crimes?
If you are charged with a drug crime in Michigan, it is imperative to secure a lawyer with experience in these cases. Even minor drug crimes carry high stakes, with potential jail or prison time. By law, your driver’s license will be suspended for any drug crime, regardless of whether you were driving at the time of the offense. Moreover, you may face difficulties securing housing or employment. Therefore, if you’re charged with a Michigan drug crime, it is not advisable to risk your future with an inexperienced attorney.

Experience is essential. Experienced attorneys can identify potential defenses in your case that could lead to dismissal or reduced charges. They understand the steps clients can take to improve their situation, such as counseling or classes. They are familiar with the tendencies of the judge and the prosecutor. If your case goes to trial, they know the strategies and arguments that can persuade a jury to vote “not guilty.” In many drug cases, a knowledgeable attorney can help ensure that you avoid a criminal record and jail time.

Michigan drug crime lawyer in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne Counties and Statewide.

John N. Elliott represents Michigan clients accused of various drug crimes, including:

  • Drug Cultivation and Manufacture
  • Drug Distribution and Sale
  • Distribution of Medical Marijuana
  • Drug Charges Pre-File Investigation
  • Federal and Major Felony Drug Trafficking
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Methamphetamines
  • Cocaine Possession
  • Heroin Possession
  • Ecstasy Possession
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Marijuana Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver
  • Meth Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver
  • Cocaine Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver
  • Heroin Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver
  • Ecstasy Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver
  • Prescription Drug Crime Charges

Whatever drug you are accused of possessing, manufacturing, or trafficking in Michigan, John N. Elliott is here to help. He will aggressively defend you in Michigan court, working diligently to prevent you from facing severe criminal penalties.

Narcotics possession and possession with intent to sell or deliver charges in Michigan are extremely serious, with police and prosecutors often amplifying possession charges by adding accusations of intent to sell or deliver, particularly in cases involving large amounts of drugs. You need a criminal defense lawyer like John N. Elliott, who knows how to protect you from such charges and can effectively handle any type of drug possession case.

Possession, Intent, Manufacture, Distribution, and Other Drug Crimes Lawyer in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne Counties and Statewide.

Possession charges in Michigan can result in life imprisonment and up to $1,000,000 in fines without a competent lawyer to protect you from aggressive prosecutors. Charges of possession with intent to sell or deliver in Michigan are even more severe, as even the minimum sentence can carry a jail term of 20 years.

Client Testimonials

Aamina Syed

Mr. Elliott is very professional and knowledgeable. He has answer for all your questions, he is very helpful and gives importance to every detail of the incident. He is very patient and gives time to listen and comfort his client. He is very hardworking, answers to emails and calls promptly. He helped us understand the process step by step and assured the safety of my daughter. I thank God he is our attorney.

Jeff Kuhary

Mr. Elliott is a great attorney. He is reliable and will guide you through the process every step of the way. Very responsive and seems to have all the answers. Highly recommended!