When drugs are involved – no matter the situation – it’s never going to go well when you’re met with any drug charges in Michigan. However, there’s a far greater penalty for possession of drugs with the intent to sell, than there is for drug possession on its own. Let’s explore what could happen to you if you’re charged with drug possession, as well as being charged with the intent to sell.
In the State of Michigan, no matter if you are caught with heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, designer drugs, and prescription medications without a prescription, you’re going to be charged. The amount, as will the intended use and prior criminal drug history, will dictate the penalties you’ll face.
What many people aren’t aware of is that you can be hit with a constructive possession if you’re caught in the same place the drugs are being used, or stored. It doesn’t matter if you were using them, or had no intentions of using or selling them.
Selling drugs is a far greater charge than just possession. Penalties for the sale of drugs are largely dependent on the classification of the drugs you were caught trying to distribute. Michigan Law categorizes controlled substances in give different ways:
When caught with any type of drug in your possession, your license WILL BE suspended – even if you weren’t driving when arrested for possession of drugs.
However, that’s the least of your problems if you’re charged with selling drugs. You’re going to be slammed with huge fines, and jail time. The amount of both will depend on not just the type of drug, but the amount of the drug you’re caught selling.
Michigan Law Enforcement is focused on ridding the streets of drugs, and putting people behind bars who are charged with possession of drugs for sale. The Schwartz Law Group will provide you with the personal attention needed in order to get you the best possible outcome in your drug charge.