Often referred to as "crystal meth," "meth," "crank," and "ice," methamphetamine is a substance considered highly addictive and abused; therefore, crimes involving methamphetamine are punished harshly in the state of Michigan. Lansing drug crime attorney Nicholas Leydorf provides solid, effective legal guidance and representation for individuals accused of meth possession or meth possession with intent to deliver. At The Leydorf Law Firm, our primary objective is to protect your legal rights and help you avoid prison time and other serious criminal penalties.
You may be arrested or charged with a crime if you are found to be in possession of methamphetamine, operate/maintain a meth lab, or distribute, deliver, or otherwise sell meth. Classified as a Schedule 2 illicit narcotic, the criminal penalties for any offense involving methamphetamine are extremely harsh, and could not only take away your freedom, but ruin your reputation and career as well. We urge you to contact a highly skilled and capable East Lansing criminal defense lawyer immediately if you have been arrested or charged, or even if you are under investigation.Michigan Penalties for Meth Possession and Methamphetamine Possession with Intent to Deliver
While the criminal penalties for methamphetamine possession are serious, those for possession with intent are even more severe.
Depending on the amount of meth in your possession, penalties for simple possession are far reaching and may include a fine of up to $15,000, up to 10 years in prison, and more.
If convicted of meth possession with intent charges, you may be facing fines of up to $25,000 and up to 20 years in prison. It is important to note that other factors may result in enhanced criminal penalties. For instance, if you have a prior drug conviction, possess a firearm when the crime is committed, or possess/sell methamphetamine within close proximity of a park, school, church, or home, you may face consequences which are even more damaging.
Other civil penalties may apply as well depending on your case, and how much meth was involved. You may be forced to forfeit property; your home, land, or other property may be seized if it is determined you are manufacturing methamphetamine, or have tools/components typically used in making meth.Contact The Leydorf Law Firm Now
It is vital you take action immediately in order to avoid serious criminal penalties; your reputation, career, and even your freedom are at risk. If you have been accused of possessing meth or meth possession with intent to deliver, distribute, manufacture, or sell, contact Ingham County drug crime defense lawyer Nicholas Leydorf today for unsurpassed legal representation. Call us now at (517)388-6800. We will work vigorously to obtain the best possible outcome on your behalf.