Marijuana Attorney In Michigan
Misdemeanor Marijuana Charges in Michigan
Use of, and possession of, marijuana are misdemeanor crimes that are fairly common in the state of Michigan. However, like all misdemeanor offenses, they can leave a stain on one’s criminal record. Misdemeanor use of marijuana is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of $100, and possession of marijuana is punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a fine of $2,000. The most likely sentencing outcome for first-time offenders is probation, community service, fines, drug testing and rehabilitation or education-based classes. Jail time is not usually given for first time offenders, but why take a chance?
Delivery, manufacture, attempt of these offenses and possession of marijuana in large enough amounts are all felonies punishable by at least a year and up to life in prison depending on the circumstances of the case. Hiring an attorney on these serious charges is absolutely necessary. Again, every case is different, and charges and sentencing guidelines vary depending on the particular facts. When dealing with any felony, it is important to have representation.
Attorneys can inform you of the law, whether you have been charged with the correct crime (if you are guilty of any crime at all), and they can develop necessary strategies and arguments to get you the best possible outcome. Attorneys are also skilled negotiators, and making deals to dismiss felonies in place of a misdemeanor is always a possibility. In most felony cases, imprisonment of some kind is going to be ordered by a judge. That’s why if you have been charged with a felony, you need to consult with our office.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Michigan
Akiva Goldman & Associates are experienced and trial-tested criminal defense attorneys serving all of Metro Detroit. We are familiar with all local district and circuit courts in addition to all local prosecutors and judges. If a deal can be made, we’ll get the best one possible. If you are innocent, we will tirelessly fight for your rights before a judge or jury. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation at 586-268-2400. You cannot afford to go through the criminal process by yourself. We can help you like we’ve helped numerous others before.
How a Michigan Marijuana Lawyer Can Help You
Marijuana is a probably the most common, and most socially accepted, illegal drug across our country. Many people often times assume that marijuana charges are not serious. Many states have already decriminalized the drug, but that is not so in the state of Michigan. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, it is in your best interests to consult with experienced criminal defense attorneys. Call us today for a free consultation and learn how we can help you with your legal matters.