Are you being investigated for meth possession with intent to deliver in Michigan?
All drug charges are taken very seriously in the state of Michigan. If you are found in possession of illegal drugs, or prescription drugs for which you do not have a prescription, you could be facing time in prison and steep fines.
However, often zealous prosecutors will try to inflate a possession charge into a charge of possession with intent to deliver or sell.
It is imperative that you obtain the services of an aggressive criminal lawyer if you are being investigated for possession of meth. It could turn into a nightmare immediately.
If you are being accused of possessing not only the drug methamphetamine but also paraphernalia associated with methamphetamine production, you could face severe criminal penalties without the assistance of an experienced criminal attorney.
Meth Possession with Intent Charges & Penalties
Meth – also known as “ice,” “chalk,” “crank,” and “crystal meth” is a Schedule II drug and is illegal without a prescription.
Some side effects include
- heart attack
- energy, and euphoria.
Meth users build up a tolerance, requiring more and more of the drug for the same effects.
The reality is that methamphetamine labs and sales are growing in the state of Michigan.
Meth production is toxic and dangerous, and it puts a burden on the environment.
Therefore, law enforcement is cracking down on all areas of meth production; making some medications challenging to obtain to restrict the availability of meth ingredients.
In addition, if you are accused of meth possession with intent to distribute, likely, you won’t get to tell your side of the story without a diligent attorney.
Using methamphetamines is a misdemeanor in the state of Michigan with a possible sentence of up to one year in jail and $2,000 in fines.
The penalties go up from there. Meth possession is a felony with a possible sentence of 10 years in prison and $15,000 in fines.
If prosecutors decide to go for possession with intent to deliver, your potential sentence could go up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
If your drug charge includes other extenuating circumstances or prior charges, your potential penalties may be even more severe. Circumstances or prior charges include:
- past criminal activity
- the presence of firearms
- proximity to schools or parks
- federal drug charges
If police suspect you may be involved in manufacturing or distributing meth, you may have your property searched or seized.
You may forfeit your land, your belongings, and your home.
Also, Child Protective Services will become involved if police suspect you of making meth, and there are children in your home. In that case, CPS will do everything in its power to separate your children from you and terminate your parental rights.
Meth Possession with Intent to Deliver Criminal Defense
My goal for every drug possession with intent case is to make sure I know every detail of your case. This way, we will make sure we catch any mistakes police or prosecutors made in your investigation and bring them to light.
I will make sure you understand every legal issue in your case and that you understand your options. I will work together to obtain the best possible result in your case.
I will fight to keep you out of jail if possible, or for the best plea agreement we can get.
If you do not have legal assistance, Michigan’s strict drug laws may overwhelm you and trap you into an unreasonable sentence.
Don’t let this happen to you. Call my office today for your free consultation.
Let’s get your life back under your control.