Have you been arrested for cocaine possession in Macomb County or Oakland County? Michigan has serious penalties for cocaine drug crimes and a conviction could have a devastating effect on your future. At Bowden Law, PLLC, I have successfully defended against countless drug crime allegations and I can work to achieve a positive result in your cocaine possession case. If you are under investigation for a drug charge, or you have been arrested for cocaine possession, be sure to speak with a Macomb County criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
According to the drug class schedules in Michigan, cocaine is considered to be a Schedule 2 illegal drug. Cocaine comes in many different forms including power or crystal rock form and it can be snorted, injected, or smoked. When cocaine is in crystal form, it is referred to as crack cocaine. This drug has become increasingly popular over the years. In fact, it is now the second most popular drug in the nation. It has also been found that the U.S. is the number one leading consumer of cocaine around the globe. That is why law enforcement officials and prosecuting attorneys are cracking down on cocaine users. This drug can be extremely addictive, which is why it is more important to help cocaine users in seeking help, rather than sticking them in overpopulated prisons. The drug crime lawyers at my firm can seek a full dismissal or reduction of your charges and have your sentence geared towards treatment instead of incarceration.
Possessing cocaine is a felony charge, no matter the amount. The penalties vary for cocaine and crack possession, depending on the gram weight that you are found with. According to the Michigan Penal Code, the penalties for cocaine possession include:
A four-year jail term and/ or a fine of up to $25,000 for possessing under 50g
A 20-year jail sentence and a fine of up to $250,000 for possession of 50g-450g
A 30-year jail term as well as a fine of no more than $500,000 for possessing 450g-1kg
A potential life long sentence along with a fine of up to $1,000,000 for possession over 1kg
Searching for an attorney for a cocaine charge in Macomb County? As an experienced Macomb County drug crime lawyer, I can investigate the aspects of your case and find a way to help you stay out of prison. Whether this is your first cocaine possession charge or a subsequent offense, my firm will fight vigorously to help you evade a felony drug conviction. I may be able to lower your sentence by negotiating with the prosecution in order to reach a plea bargain. With extensive courtroom litigation experience, I am also not afraid to take your case in front of a judge. My firm will fight for your rights in every phase of your case and I will exhaust every possible defense in order to obtain a favorable outcome.
When you hire Bowden Law, PLLC to handle your cocaine possession case, you can feel confident knowing that you have high caliber, quality defense on your side. I am intimately familiar with the details of Michigan drug laws and I can inform you of your rights so that you can make informed decisions moving forward. If you would like to discuss your cocaine possession charges, please schedule a free consultation with my firm today. Someone will be available to answer your call 24/7. Contact my premier criminal defense law firm today to speak with a Macomb County drug crime attorney about your case.