24300 Southfield, Ste 210
Southfield, MI 48075
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Serving All Detroit Areas, Wayne, Macomb & Oakland Counties
Drug Defense Lawyers in Detroit, Michigan
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If you have been charged with drug possession crimes in Detroit areas, call and speak with our experienced Michigan Criminal Lawyer.
We handle all criminal cases in Detroit, Wayne County (MI) , Oakland County (MI) , Macomb County (MI) , Washtenaw County (MI) , Livingston County and Jackson County. We have criminal defense attorneys in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Dearborn, Warren, Livonia, Allen Park, Albion, Lincoln Park, Brighton, Howell, Saline, Monroe, Blissfield, Romulus, Southgate, Hamtramck, Woodhaven, Taylor, Redford, canton, Wayne, Harper Woods, Wyandotte, Livonia, Dearborn, Westland, Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, Warren, Sterling Heights, Roseville, Eastpointe, Battle Creek, Oak Park, Hillsdale, Inkster, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Whitmore Lake, Plymouth, Farmington, Trenton, Flat Rock, Tecumseh, Clinton, Chelsea, Novi, Garden City, Westland, Northville, South Lyon, Milan, Brooklyn, Melvyndale, Ecorse, Belleville, Canton, and Sterling Heights. An attorney responsible for the content of this Site is M. Zaher, Esq., licensed in Michigan with offices at 18551 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, Mi. 48228. The information contained herein is not legal advice. Any information you submit to us may not be protected by attorney-client privilege.All or some photos shown depict models and may not be actual attorneys or clients. ** Prior Results Do Not Guarantee Similar Outcome.
24300 Southfied, Ste 210
Southfied, MI 48075
18551 W. Warren Ave, Ste 100
Detroit, MI. 48228
If you have been charged with a crime in Detroit ares, you must not forget that you have rights under Michigan laws . You have the right to remain silent, the right to a preliminary (exam) hearing, the right to a speedy jury trial, and the right to confront your accusers. However, it can be difficult to exercise those rights in the complex criminal justice system. That is why you also have the right to an attorney. call us and we will help you.
** Case Results - Prior Results do not Guarantee a Similar Outcome
Police interviews are designed to be harrowing and uncomfortable experiences and it can feel devastating. The police can lie to you, and they will lie to you in order to get a confession or evidence out of you.
Call Us Before You Talk To Police
Defend your rights. You have the right to remain silent.
We Keep Clients Informed
We believe that an informed client can help in the defense of his/her case. We review and share with a client all discovery received from the prosecutor. This means copies of all police reports, audio and video tapes, witness statement, scientific evidence such as DNA, ballistics, blood work, expert opinions & more.
We Formulate A Defense Plan
All criminal cases are different but we always have a defense plan based on our experience and tactics. Often the defense is simply a failure of the prosecution to prove the case. The burden is on the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Good cross examination can create that doubt.
We thoroughly investigate your criminal case. This means taking the statements of witnesses, independently testing the evidence, DNA, fingerprints, ballistics. We analyze the crime scene, take photos, use a lie detector, consult with experts - whatever it takes to win your case.
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Do you need a lawyer or attorney for Michigan Drug Arrest? Hiring an criminal defense attorney in metro Detroit who is experienced in handling drug and marijuana possession charges and offenses in the Wayne county area where the drug offense took place is frequently beneficial to criminal defendants.
There are a lot of people arrested on a daily basis for using, possessing, manufacturing and delivering drugs. Below is a brief list of criminal drug charges.
These drug charges may be classified as Felony or Misdemeanor, depending on the amount and type of substance:
If you've been arrested, you need to remain calm yet take quick action. During your arrest, you should cooperate with police officers and remain silent. Failing to do so could cause you to harm your case. And after your arrest, you need to get in touch with a local criminal lawyer as soon as possible.
Drug Possession in Michigan
Drug possession in Michigan is a crime that can involve several substances and be charged in varying degrees, but one common denominator is that possession of a controlled substance is a serious charge. Michigan laws state explicitly that:
It is unlawful for any person to knowingly or intentionally:
Possess a listed chemical with the intent to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance;
Possess or distribute a listed chemical knowing, or having reasonable cause to believe, that the listed chemical will be used to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance;
Any person who violates this section is guilty of a Felony of the Second Degree.
There are different amounts of controlled substances that decide whether possession of them would warrant a felony or misdemeanor charge, and they are listed below:
Cocaine: Possessing more than 10 grams is a felony;
Marijuana: Possessing more than 20 grams is a first-degree misdemeanor;
Heroin: Possessing more than 10 grams is a felony;
MDMA: Possessing more than 10 grams is a felony.
Michigan statutes define drug trafficking as:
Any person who knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of (a controlled substance). These are felonies in nature, and they carry significant prison terms as consequences.
Drug smuggling is the act of transporting any controlled substance into Michigan illegally with the intent to either distribute or possess said controlled substance. Given that these issues often involve crossing state lines, these offenses are often federal in nature, and federal sentencing guidelines are very serious in nature.
Intent to Distribute
Being charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute adds a degree of seriousness to any drug-related charge. Several facts could lead to this charge, including storing these controlled substances in several small packages or even a notepad with phone numbers and schedules being found in the defendant’s home.
Our criminal lawyer represents clients facing the following kinds of drug charges:
Illegally obtained prescriptions
Stolen prescription drugs
Contact Our Michigan drug possession defense attorney if you have been charged with drug possession and are seeking an aggressive, knowledgeable lawyer to fight for you in court.
Each case has unique set of facts and circumstances, and in order to defend a drug possession charge successfully in metro Detroit, it is very important that an attorney has the opportunity to thoroughly review the evidence against you, as well as the details of your arrest. In many cases, overzealous law enforcement has violated correct police procedure or your rights as a citizen during the arrest. One is often charged with drug possession on a theory called "constructive possession," which is simply a legal theory where the prosecutor attempts to secure a conviction without proving that you actually owned or possessed the drugs. You should contact our criminal defense lawyers as quickly after your arrest as possible to determine how best to move forward with your case.
Don't Believe It Is Not a Serious Crime
We represent clients throughout Metro Detroit area who have been arrested for drug crimes. We take on cases involving any type of illegal narcotic or prescription drug. If you have been charged with possession of an illegal drug such as heroin, PCP or ecstasy, it is in your best interests to contact our Michigan drug crime lawyers. Depending on the amount of the drug that you are caught with, authorities may also charge you with possession with intent to distribute. The state of Michigan treats possession with intent to distribute as a felony offense that is punishable by prison. If you are caught in the act of illegal drug distribution, the penalties will vary depending on the type of drug. If you are caught distributing cocaine, crack or another illegal drug in the vicinity of a school, church or recreation center, you may face enhanced penalties.
If you have been arrested and charged with a controlled substance violation such as marijuana, crack, cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs such as vicodin, oxycontin and other analogues, or any other illegal drug, it is important that you talk with an experienced Drug Crime Lawyer and Attorney who can provide you the best drug crime defense possible. As a drug crime defendant, you have many rights but you must have a Lawyer who understands how to protect those rights and understands the drug laws. We work aggressively to protect your criminal record and your future by providing you the best drug crime defense possible.
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MICHIGAN AND FEDERAL DRUG AND CONSPIRACY OFFENSES
In Michigan and federal laws both provide for vigorous prosecution of all drug and drug-related offenses, such as possession, importation, cultivation, sales, distribution or trafficking. Criminal penalties related to drug charges have become increasingly severe. These penalties may include:
Jail or prison
Forfeiture of assets, cash, bank accounts and property
Court fines and costs
Suspension or even Revocation of professional licenses
Probation, parole or supervised release (federal)
Mandatory drug counseling
Driver's license sanctions
Mandatory drug assessment and random testing
Loss of scholarships, financial aid for college and even some loans such as business lone called SBA
If you have been arrested and charged with a fraud, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your options. Whether you’re accused of a relatively minor offense or a serious felony, a conviction could land you in jail, cost you a great deal of time and money, scar you with a permanent criminal record, and ruin your reputation.
All crimes, including both felonies and misdemeanors, must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a tough standard to meet, which may give a defendant opportunities to fight a charge. However, not every potential strategy may be obvious to someone who is not experienced in handling these cases. We have the knowledge, experience, and tenacity to investigate your case in detail and explore all of your options. It is important to retain an attorney as soon as you realize that you are being investigated. Sometimes hiring a criminal defense attorney in the Detroit area or in the Wayne county area early in the process can affect whether a prosecutor pursues charges.