Cocaine Possession Charges in Michigan: Penalties & Defense

Cocaine possession attorney in Michigan

Are you facing charges for cocaine possession in Michigan?

According to a study by Wallethub, Michigan has the second-highest rate of drug use in the country after the District of Columbia in 2019.

The study was a data crunch of all 50 states comparing key metrics. This included arrest rates, overdose rates, meth lab incidents, drug arrests on college campuses per 1,000 students, and opioid prescriptions per capita.

One finding states Michigan has more opioid prescriptions than people. This is the third year Michigan has risen steadily in the last three years, from 10th in 2017, up to 2nd this year.

It’s no surprise, then, that Michigan law enforcement is continuing to crack down on illegal drug possession, distribution, and manufacturing.

In Michigan, simple possession of some drugs can result in significant fines and jail time.

If you are facing drug charges, you need to obtain the services of an aggressive drug crimes attorney right away.

Cocaine Consumption

Cocaine, also known as “coke,” is a stimulant that gives the user a longer attention span, better motor skills, and alertness.

For these reasons, cocaine is a popular party drug and can become addictive as higher doses are needed for the same effect.

Cocaine can be snorted, dissolved, and injected or smoked. The rock crystal form is called crack cocaine. Cocaine is the second most popular drug in the nation, and this country is the world’s biggest cocaine consumer in the world.

Cocaine is a Schedule 2 drug in Michigan. If it is found in your system, you may be facing a misdemeanor and fined up to $2,000. You could also be sentenced to one year in jail for using cocaine.

Charges for this drug increase if you are found with any amount of the drug on your person. If you have enough of it, law enforcement will attempt to inflate the charges to possession with intent.

Here are the escalating charges for cocaine possession in Michigan:

  • 50g of cocaine – a felony charge. You may be sentenced up to 4 years in jail and be fined up to $25,000.
  • Between 50g and 450g – felony charge. You may be sentenced up to 20 years in prison and fined up to $250,000.
  • Between 450g and 1kg – felony charge. You may be sentenced up to 30 years in prison and fined up to $500,000.
  • Over 1kg – a felony charge. You may be sentenced to life in prison and fined up to $1,000,000.

Possession of Cocaine Defense Attorney in Michigan

As you can see, possession of cocaine, or any mixture containing cocaine, is a serious offense in Michigan. The potential penalties are extremely severe.

It is never too late to hire effective defense in your drug charge case.

If you have already been manipulated into talking with police, you can still obtain a better outcome by hiring someone to fight on your behalf.

However, if you or someone you love has been charged with cocaine possession, the sooner you talk to an experienced lawyer, the better.

For first-time offenders, there are several options in Michigan courts. You may be able to avoid jail time by arguing for probation instead.

Michigan’s drug courts can sometimes help people get the rehabilitation they need instead of a penalty.

In many cases, we can also help you reach a plea deal to lessen the severity of your sentence if you did possess cocaine.

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David J. Kramer, Criminal Attorney

David J. Kramer, Criminal Attorney

Cocaine possession is a serious crime in the state of Michigan. If you or someone you love is facing these charges, please call my office right away for your free consultation.

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