Detroit Marijuana Lawyer
Marijuana arrests are among the most common types of drug arrests in Michigan. A 2011 report from the U.S. Justice Department noted that marijuana was widely available and that cultivation and production of marijuana was on the rise — as were efforts to eradicate illegal cannabis plants.
Michigan takes marijuana offenses seriously, and the marijuana offenses defined in the state’s criminal statutes range from misdemeanors to serious felony offenses. Marijuana crimes include use, possession, and offenses that make up marijuana trafficking such as cultivating or growing cannabis plants, and distributing or selling pot. Unlike some other states, even the use of marijuana can result in a criminal misdemeanor charge and jail time in Michigan. Some marijuana offenses can result in years in prison.
If you are convicted of a drug offense in Michigan, the potential consequences you face may include:
- A jail or prison sentence
- Fines of anywhere from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars
- Loss of your driver’s license
- A lifelong criminal record as a drug offender that can prevent you from getting a job or renting an apartment
- Loss of eligibility for federal financial aid, such as student loans and grants, to pay for college classes
- Loss or denial of a professional license, such as to work as a pharmacist, teacher, nurse, doctor, or lawyer
- Effects on your immigration status if you’re not a United States citizen, including denial of your application for an immigration visa, green card, or citizenship, or deportation to your home country
However, the landscape for marijuana laws and offenses is complicated in Michigan by the existence of laws that allow the medical use of marijuana under some circumstances. Qualified medical marijuana patients and their authorized caregivers may have valid defenses to some marijuana charges, but the rules can be complex and confusing for a layperson.
Types of Marijuana Cases We Handle
A criminal marijuana charge can be a frightening prospect. If you or a family member has been charged, you may be feeling a lot of uncertainty and stress. You’re probably wondering about the possibility of jail time, whether you’ll lose your job, and just generally what’s going to happen to you when your case goes to court. It’s important to talk to a Detroit marijuana lawyer who has detailed knowledge of the law and how these cases proceed through the criminal system, and a track record of fighting for the rights of people accused of marijuana offenses.
At Davis Law Group PLLC, we have experience handling a variety of types of criminal cases involving marijuana and helping our clients achieve outcomes that protect their rights and preserve their futures. Some of the kinds of cases we handle include:
- Use of Marijuana — Marijuana use is a misdemeanor offense punishable with jail time and fines.
- Possession of Marijuana — Marijuana possession is a serious misdemeanor offense in Michigan that can result in jail time and large fines if you’re convicted.
- Marijuana Cultivation, Sale, and Possession With Intent — The cultivation, sale, or possession with intent to traffic in marijuana can be serious felony offenses in Michigan resulting in years in prison and significant fines, depending on the amount of marijuana involved.
- Marijuana Paraphernalia — Possession of items that can be used to smoke, ingest, cultivate, or process marijuana is a misdemeanor offense punishable with jail time and fines.
- Medical Marijuana — The lawful use of medical marijuana is a complex issue, and when patients or their caregivers are suspected of use, cultivation, or distribution that falls outside of what’s permitted in Michigan, the consequences can be severe.
Experienced Defense For Your Michigan Marijuana Charge
If you or a family member is facing marijuana charges, the Michigan marijuana lawyers at Davis Law Group PLLC can help. We have experience on both sides of the criminal process, including prior history in prosecution, so we are in a unique position to anticipate the strategies and arguments a Michigan prosecutor might use to try to convict you.
We work aggressively on behalf of our clients to achieve the best possible outcome under the circumstances, and we won’t back down from taking your case to trial if that’s the best path forward for you. We value communication, and will explain every step of the process so that you understand what’s happening and can make informed decisions about your defense.
We can start representing you as soon as you know you’re the subject of a criminal drug investigation. A lot of people don’t think to consult a lawyer before they’re charged, but having a skilled Detroit marijuana lawyer at your side when you’re questioned by police is invaluable — and may possibly help you avoid criminal charges if an attorney is fighting for you and watching out for your rights from the start.
Call Davis Law Group PLLC today to discuss your marijuana charge, and your options for a defense.
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