Being accused or charged with cocaine or crack will require the services of experienced trial attorneys in order for you to get the best results. Our Michigan drug charge attorneys have been defending criminal charges of cocaine possession and other serious criminal charges for over thirty years. A conviction for a serious drug offense can be devastating to your work prospects, schooling, student loans and can follow you the rest of your life. Thus, pursuing the best course in your defense is imperative.
You should contact an attorney immediately if you are under suspicion of a drug crime or someone you know and associate with has been arrested, charged or investigated. Give us a call today and we can protect your rights and give you the tough defense that you need!
Attorneys For Cocaine Possession in Michigan
Cocaine comes in many forms including powder, which is snorted or dissolved and injected, put in cigarettes or refined and “freebased” and smoked. Cocaine comes in rock form “crack cocaine”.
The weight of the actual cocaine in the “mix” is used but it is simply the weight of the mix and the cocaine. Thus the purity or impurity of the cocaine does not make a difference. Cocaine is a stimulant and is a Schedule 2 illegal narcotic according to federal law. Cocaine is a popular party drug and was used widely in the 1980’s and has been popular ever since. Because cocaine is relatively expensive if addicted, it can lead to elevation of other crimes such as theft and robbery thus there is an increase in need for criminal defense lawyers to protect the right of those accused.
Lawyers Defending Clients In Lansing, East Lansing, Charlotte, Howell, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Throughout Michigan.
Cocaine can become both physically and psychologically addicting. What starts off as a party indulgence can become a very powerful struggle with addiction. The drug influences the nervous system and makes a person feel “more alert” and more “aware”. The drug provides this stimulus and in order to maintain this feeling of well-being the user finds him/herself using larger and larger quantities of the drug to get the same effect or “high”. The “chase for the high” can have devastating effects on your health, physiological well-being and your relationship with others.
The Clark Law Office will help defend the accused in court with a dismissal and provide counsel as to the best options in not only defense, but in mitigation through sentencing options to treat the accused, protecting their record and have the accused or convicted treated rather than just severely punished. The Clark Law Office’s experienced attorneys will leave no stone unturned to provide you with the best results and disposition.
Punishment for Cocaine or Crack Possession in Michigan
Cocaine Use and Possession carry very stiff penalties. Even cocaine use is a misdemeanor resulting in a maximum jail sentence of one year and possible fine of $2,000. Possession of cocaine is a felony with serious criminal punishments. Varying penalties by amount possessed according to the Michigan Penal Code are as follows:
- Possession of under 50g of cocaine (felony): Jail term of up to 4 years and a possible fine of up to $25,000.
- Possession of between 50g and 450g of cocaine (felony): Jail term of up to 20 years and fines of as much as $250,000.
- Possession of between 450g and 1kg of cocaine (felony): Jail term of up to 30 years and a fine of up to $500,000.
- Possession of over 1kg of cocaine (felony): Potential life imprisonment and a fine of up to $1,000,000.
- A conviction of any charge will subject you to a loss of your driver’s license.
ARRESTED in Possession of Crack or Cocaine in Michigan?
If you have been arrested or charged for possession of cocaine, even from a traffic stop or street arrest, it is important for you to know and to invoke your constitutional guaranteed rights. Do not speak to the police before you contact an attorney. Many believe that the police will “help” them or “let them go” if they confess. One popular police tactic is to offer you promises as to changes and sentencing. THE POLICE CAN MAKE NO DEALS ONLY PROSECUTORS CAN. Just because the police have not read you your Miranda right does not mean that he evidence or even your confession will not be admissible in court. What qualifies for Miranda protections have vastly changed with a conservative supreme court. It is not like TV. Call an attorney immediately who can represent you without you making a statement to the police. The Clark Law office are leading attorneys in criminal litigation who have knowledge of the tactics of the police use that will help you get the best outcome. If you have spoken to the police it is still not too late for help, but you must act decisively and quickly to get the best representation and the representation you deserve. Time is not on your side, call The Clark Law Office today.
Overall Representation for Cocaine Possession
Not guilty or staying out of prison is the number one goal and priority. We will leave no stone unturned in your cocaine use or possession case. Our experience with the courts and prosecutors throughout Michigan along with the skillful use of the law and mitigation defense tactics in many instances can allow first time and even second time offenders avoid jail. Agreement on pleas and in sentencing in many cases can not only provide the client the need for treatment, but avoid jail, and in many instances avoid even a conviction on your records. Making the determination as to how to approach your case is done on a case by case basis, using the experience and knowledge gained over many years. We will do this all with a burning desire to get you the best result for you.
It is important to us that you know the process, the charges, the evidence, the law and how the law can work for you. Investigation of the facts surrounding the case is important and the need for experienced attorneys in looking for the facts and testimony and experts you may need is critical to your defense. Experience and association with experts available to The Clark Law Office can help you in your case or mitigate the consequences of the charges. We know and have won many drug charge cases.
We will explore the tactics of the police, who often can use very aggressive and illegal tactics of investigation. We will determine the following:
- Did the police really have probable cause?
- Was a search warrant properly obtained?
- Did the search exceed the search warrant?
- Did the warrant contain false information?
- Is there proof beyond a reasonable doubt the drugs were yours?
- Is the Confidential Informants creditably low because he or she have been offered deals?
- Is there a confession and is it admissible?
- Is a gun involved (another mandatory two years in prison on top of any other criminal penalty?
Proven Results in Crack Possession Cases – Call 24/7 to Get Help Now!
The Clark Law Office has been successfully defending people charged with cocaine, heroin, meth, ecstacy, possession, intent to deliver, conspiracy, prescription drugs, and drugged driving. We just recently dismissed a case for manufacture and distribution of cocaine because the search was illegal. We simply went to the property, photographed the property and filed motions to dismiss because of the illegal search. Thirty years of experience litigation criminal cases can provide you the assurance that everything possible will be done for your defense and the best outcome for you. Call us from anywhere in Michigan at (517) 347-6900 to discuss your cocaine possession case and to hear more about our law firm offers for free.