The biggest change in charges that we have seen in Michigan in that past few years is the huge increase in charges for possession and distribution of prescription medication. Whether you have been caught with Xanax, alleged to have sold Percocet, or are accusing of distributing Adderrall, we have extensive experience in representing those accused of crimes associated with prescription drugs.
POSSESSION OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
As hard as it is to believe, possession of one Xanax pill is considered a Felony under Michigan law. This applies to most other narcotic prescription medication. In fact, illegal possession of prescription medication carries with it possible prison time. If you have been charged with possession of Vicodin, possession of Xanax, possession of Percocet, or possession of Adderrall, you need legal help immediately.
DISTRIBUTION OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
Michigan law treats the illegal distribution of prescription drugs in the same way as it does for cocaine or heroin dealing. Basically, what this means is that a conviction for distribution of prescription drugs will likely result in jail or prison time.
Although the punishments are steep for possession of prescription drugs, Michigan law does offer certain situations in which a drug charge can be taken under advisement and dismissed. Under MCL 333.7411, Michigan law allows for one who has never been charged with possession of narcotics to have their case taken under advisement and dismissed upon successful probation. Many times, the strategy of our representation is to convince the court that our client should be placed in this type of alternative sentencing program. By having your drug case taken under advisement, you avoid having a felony drug record, as well as licensing sanctions.
If you or a loved one has been charged with possessing or distributing prescription drugs, you need legal help immediately. At Amberg & Amberg, we are known for defense of drug charges. If you need our help, call us or email us today. Our attorneys believe in what they do and they believe in your innocence. We are industry recognized leaders in criminal representation and we fight to win.