If a law enforcement official believes you were possessing, delivering, selling or using a controlled substance you may be charged with a drug offense. These offenses range in severity, but they all carry penalties that can affect your life significantly if you are convicted. If you have been charged with a drug offense, a trustworthy, experienced Michigan Drug Offense Attorney like Ellen Michaels can help you.
About Drug Offenses in Michigan
Drug offenses in Michigan fall into several different categories, including:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (PCS) – If a law enforcement official finds you in in possession of a controlled substance, you may receive a PCS charge. The possible penalties for this charge vary considerably based on the amount and type of drug you were carrying.
- Possession With Intent to Deliver (PWID) – If you are in possession of a significant amount of a controlled substance and/or a law enforcement official has other reason to believe you were on your way to a delivery or you intended to sell the drug eventually, you will be charged with PWID. PWID carries more severe penalties than PCS, including substantial fines and prison time.
- Possession of Marijuana – Possession of Marijuana may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Experienced legal representation is highly recommended.
- Medical Marijuana Defense – Medical Marijuana laws are constantly changing in Michigan. Ellen K. Michaels and Associates PLLC offers Medical Marijuana defense services to clients using or growing marijuana for medical purposes.
A drug offense may be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the specifics of the situation.
How Can a Drug Offense Attorney in Michigan Help?
As an experienced drug offense attorney, Ellen Michaels understands all of the complex laws that apply when someone is charged with a drug offense in Michigan. Regardless of the nature of your charge or your criminal background, she will spend time reviewing the facts associated with your case carefully so she can help you construct the best defense strategy.
Contact Ellen K. Michaels and Associates PLLC
If you have been charged with a drug offense in Michigan, you need an attorney you can trust. Please contact Ellen K. Michaels and Associates PLLC today to schedule a consultation with our team.