Have you been charged with
Drug Possession in Michigan?
How to Beat a Drug Possession Charge in MI.
The first step in defending a Drug possession charge is almost always a motion to suppress the evidence on grounds of unreasonable or illegal search and seizure. The Michigan state Constitution has very strong laws against violating your rights and personal freedom, which the police are often guilty of disregarding.
Don't give up or plead guilty before exploring and evaluating all of your legal defense options! There are many legitimate defenses to drug possession charges that you will want to thoroughly explore.
Illegal search is a legitimate defense. Police commonly violate you Constitutional rights, and I won't let them get away with it.
That's what we do. We fight drug possession charges. We will immediately file a motion to suppress any evidence against you if there is a chance that the police searched you illegally. We will challenge the state to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt every step of the way.
According to Michigan drug laws, the elements of possession of a controlled substance /drug possession are
the defendant possessed a substance;
the substance in question was (marijuana / cocaine / heroin / lsd / methamphetamine / etc) ;
the defendant knew or believed that the substance was marijuana / cocaine / heroin / lsd / methamphetamine /etc.
If you've been arrested on any drug possession, or any Michigan drug charge, call us for a free consultation. Defending people just like you is what we do everyday. We will lay out your options, the penalties you are facing, and offer some recommendations of what to do about it. There's no charge for my initial advice, so you have nothing to lose. Call now at 313-982-0010.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
In order to be found guilty of the crime of possession of drug paraphernalia the prosecution must prove that the defendant was in possession of a device, instrument, or paraphernalia used for smoking or injecting narcotic or dangerous drugs. However, conviction for this crime does not require that the paraphernalia was actually used by the accused in drug activity. Drug paraphernalia charges are particularly tricky because it is difficult to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that an offender possessed an item with the intent to facilitate drug use. As such, it is important that your attorney be experienced with this particular drug crime if he or she is going to provide you with the highest quality legal counsel possible.
When a person is arrested for possession of paraphernalia, he/she may be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony drug offense. The severity of the drug offense will depend upon:
if the person possessed user paraphernalia
if the person possessed dealer paraphernalia
if the person possessed an unlawful controlled substance
the type of drug possessed
the amount of drug possessed
the person’s criminal background
if the person has had prior drug crime convictions
To prove that the defendant is guilty of this possessing drug paraphernalia, the prosecution must prove that:
The defendant unlawfully possessed an object that can be used to unlawfully inject or consume a controlled substance;
The defendant knew of the object's presence; AND
The defendant knew that the object could be used to unlawfully inject or consume a controlled substance.
If the prosecutor can prove each of the three of the above elements to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt, then the defendant will be found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Our skilled trial attorneys have been successful at challenging evidence in these cases on the basis of search and seizure violations, probable cause, and improper police conduct. And while not every case results in a dismissal or acquittal, our criminal lawyers neotiation skill often result in reduced charges, alternatives to jail time, probation without a verdict, and other less serious outcomes, especially on behalf of first-time offenders.
If you have been accused of a crime involving steroids, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines (meth), Oxycotin and other prescription drugs, or another illegal or illegally obtained substance, we will evaluate the charges against you, investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest, and develop a strong case in your defense. We provide high quality defense to individuals facing the following drug charges:
Possession with intent to distribute
We will attack the sufficiency of the warrants and other documents as well as the execution of wiretap orders. We will investigate all of the circumstances surrounding your drug arrest.
For a free consultation about your drug possession charge, contact us. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Do not accept a loss of rights. For smart and aggressive defense in Michigan , call toll free at 1 877 -271-0131 .