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Woman Charged As Habitual Drug Offender Avoids Jail

Jul 06, 2016, by Maurice Davis in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, Felony

Not long ago, a woman who had been struggling with drug addiction for some time was pulled over by police after having just purchased heroin. She was consequently charged with felony drug possession and since the woman had prior drug-related offenses, she now faced significantly increased consequences as a habitual offender, ranging from four to six years in prison. Based on the dire nature of her circumstances and her strong desire to avoid such a lengthy sentence, the woman knew that she would need strong representation. Therefore, she contacted Michigan’s Davis Law Group to review her available options.

After consulting with his client, it was apparent that the woman had substantial medical problems and her attempts to manage chronic pain led to her serious drug dependency. Attorney Maurice Davis discussed all of this with his client and advised her to be proactive with handling her addiction. Under his supervision, the woman remained sober, began counseling, and started attending Narcotics Anonymous to convey her commitment to treatment. Attorney Davis used her commendable efforts to fervently advocate for his client and successfully convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the serious habitual drug offender charges. In the end, and due in large part to the woman’s sensible decision to seek legal intervention from attorney Davis, she only needed to pay approximately $750 in fines and was spared from any jail time or even probation. This allowed her to continue the treatment that she desperately needed, an outstanding result considering the original circumstances.

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