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The distribution, sale, or transportation of illegal substances, or possession with intent to deliver or sell, are all serious charges in Michigan. People arrested for crimes related to substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, or marijuana may face either state or federal charges. The severity of the punishment that follows conviction for such crimes increases in relation to the amount of drugs involved.
Prosecutors may prove possession with intent to deliver or sell by showing that the amount at issue was more than would generally be expected for personal use, by showing that the drugs were packages as if for sale, or by showing that a person who was in a position to exercise control over the drugs also carried a substantial amount of cash in small denominations, or items such as a scale—both of which would suggest that transactions had taken place or were about to occur.
In Michigan, first-time offenders may be placed on probation, rather than sentenced to jail or prison time; however, people who are convicted more than once of selling drugs would be subject to double the penalty that they would have received for a first offense.
If you are facing any drug-related felony charges, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Such an attorney will aggressively challenge the evidence against you; work to protect your rights; and help you in any negotiations with prosecutors, to reach the best possible resolution for your case.
Attorney Nicholas Leydorf has represented Michigan clients accused of drug possession, possession with intent to deliver, distribution, manufacturing, trafficking, and importation of illegal substances, including:
He is ready to help you in your time of need.
For honest, experienced criminal defense representation, please contact The Leydorf Law Firm at any time by calling (517) 388-6800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.