Drug Possession Charges

Drug possession charges in the State of Michigan can be confusing. Getting caught with illicit drugs can result in serious penalties, regardless of the state’s acceptance of medical marijuana use. If you have been arrested on allegations of possession of illegal substances, call my firm today. We can review your case and discuss the defense options available to you.

If you have been arrested on drug possession charges, Call 248-408-7679 “I offer free initial consultations and affordable flat-rate fees”

Michigan adopted its medical marijuana program in 2008, and the legislation has done much to alleviate some of the negative social stigmas that used to be attached to the drug. However, possession of marijuana by individuals lacking medical consent and proper registration documentation is still a crime that carries hefty repercussions. Many people find drug possession charges associated with marijuana to be unfair and confusing. And what happens in many cases is that people begin to confuse the laws that apply only to registered medical marijuana users with the laws that govern the rest of the population of the state.

Registered medical marijuana users can:

  • Keep a total of 2.5 ounces of usable medicinal weed on their person
  • Cultivate a total of 12 cannabis plants in a room or closet equipped with a lock to maintain their supply
  • Appoint a personal caregiver to assist them with the cultivation and administration of their medicinal marijuana
  • Avoid arrest and prosecution if they are current valid registered card holders and found in possession of quantities of marijuana that do not exceed the acceptable legal quantities provided above

If you are facing drug possession charges as a registered medical marijuana user, call my firm today. I have successfully represented clients dealing with expired or delayed registration cards.

Average citizens facing drug possession charges associated with marijuana will face up to one year in jail and a fine of $2,000 if they are facing charges of simple possession. Greater quantities of marijuana will result in greater charges and consequences:

  • Individuals caught with 5 kilograms (11.36 pounds) or less than 20 plants will face up to 4 years in prison
    and up to $20,000 in fines
  • Individuals caught with more than 5 kilograms (11.36 pounds) but less than 45 kilograms (99.20 pounds)
    or more than 20 plants but less than 200 will face up to 7 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines
  • Individual caught with more than 45 kilograms (99.20 pounds) or more than 200 plants will face up to 15 years
    in prison and up to $10,000,000 in fines

Drug possession charges are no laughing matter in the State of Michigan. So, if you or a loved one has been caught with excessive amounts of marijuana or any other illicit substance, call my firm today. I can provide you with solid and aggressive representation and, perhaps, help you get your charges reduced or even dismissed.

“Being caught in possession of any illegal substance can have extreme consequences. Prison time, hefty fines and an unalterable permanent record can leave you struggling to make ends meet for years to come. Do not allow yourself to feel defeated or to be convinced that the prosecution has an open and shut case against you. Law enforcement officials make mistakes every day, and sometimes they even deliberately break procedural codes simply to score a conviction before the courts. Speak to an attorney and get to know your rights. Let me give you the fighting chance that you deserve.”

If you have been arrested on drug possession charges, Call 248-408-7679 “Free initial consultations and affordable flat-rate fees”

Call Kathryn L. Simmons for a drug defense attorney in Lake Orion, Orion Township, Rochester Hills, Oxford, Clarkston, Auburn Hills, Waterford, Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Macomb County and the Oakland County Circuit Court. No legal representative or law firm can make any guarantees pertaining to the outcome of your case. However, at Kathryn L. Simmons PC, I can provide you with a free consultation of the details of your case, and help defend you before the courts.