Can a Drug Possession Charge be Dropped?

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Drug Possession Charges in Michigan

Facing drug possession charges is a serious felony and can carry hefty penalties and jail time. A drug crime conviction can pose lifelong devastating effects on a person’s life and burden their families. If you’ve been charged with drug possession, here are some defenses that may help you.

First-Time Drug Offender Defense

If you are a first-time drug offender, you may be able to have your drug charge dismissed under MCLA 333.7411. Also referred to as a “7411,” this statute allows for offenders who have never been convicted of another drug crime eligible to have their case dismissed. It specifically pertains to those who are charged with possession or use of a controlled substance.

Eligibility under this statute does not include:

  • Drug delivery charge
  • Possession with intent to deliver drugs charge
  • Manufacturing of a controlled substance charge

Felony Drug Possession Charge

Drugs classified as addictive or dangerous fall under felonies. Some felony drug charges can be dismissed under 7411, and offenders may obtain probation and avoid jail time. The 7411 statute may apply to your case if you’ve been charged with the use or possession of:

  • Ecstasy
  • Methamphetamines
  • Heroine
  • Analogues (Xanax, Vicodin, Oxycontin)
  • LSD
  • Marijuana

Cannabis laws in Michigan can be complicated, so if you’ve been charged with marijuana possession, an experienced attorney can help you learn your rights. For example, if you have been charged with marijuana possession but have applied for a medical marijuana card instead of probation, your case could be dismissed.

Arrested For Drug Possession? Grewal Law PLLC Can Help.

Drug possession charges can come with hefty consequences and be stressful when you don’t know where to turn for help. A strong defense team can make all the difference in achieving the best possible outcome. At Grewal Law PLLC, our team of attorneys is experienced in handling drug possession cases. We are skilled in navigating the legal system and will ensure your rights are protected. We will always work to achieve the best possible outcome involving your drug possession charge.

Call Grewal Law PLLC at (888) 211-5798 to schedule a consultation and learn your rights.

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