Anyone connected to a drug case could potentially be charged with Maintaining a Drug House or a Drug Vehicle under Michigan drug laws if the illegal activity took place on his or her property. State health code defines these as any building, vehicle, warehouse, boat or structure where illegal drug users frequent or where illegal substances are sold. If charged with maintaining a drug house or vehicle you could face serious punishment once convicted.
Law enforcement officials have been working hard to eliminate the existing drug house problem in Michigan. However, because of the attention given to this issue there are a number of cases where charges are falsely filed or where someone has been wrongfully convicted.
As your Michigan drug crime defense attorney, we will build your case to keep you from being convicted of a false charge. We will work hard to collect evidence against the prosecution’s case.
Contact our team at Grewal Law PLLC today to help in your drug house case. Even if you are being investigated by law enforcement and have not yet been charged with a crime, our team can provide assistance. You need to take a proactive approach to avoid serious punishment from a potential conviction.
Call (888) 211-5798 for your no obligation quote today.
Punishment for Maintaining a Drug House or Drug Vehicle
Once found guilty of violating the Michigan Public Code, related to a drug house, you will face the penalties outlined below.
The penalties vary depending on if your case is civil or criminal in nature:
- Civil violations through the circuit court may include fines up to $25,000.
Criminal indictment for knowingly violating the law include a misdemeanor
charge and the following penalties.
- Serving up to 2 years in jail.
- Fines of up to $25,000.
- Both jail time and fines.
The drug house charges can be brought for any illegal drug activity on the premises. The violation could be as serious as maintaining a crack houses to simply housing marijuana, LSD, heroin, or meth in your home. Under the public health code any place that is frequented by drug users or a dwelling where illegal substances are sold fall under the umbrella of a drug house or a drug vehicle.
When facing civil or criminal charges it is imperative to have a skilled drug defense team on your side. Our drug crime defense attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC are ready to help in your case. The team will collect evidence to combat the charges brought by the prosecution to help you avoid possible fines and jail time.
Build a Defense in Drug House/Drug Vehicle Charges
There have been recent attempts to change Michigan law to allow exceptions for drug house charges. As recently as December 2015, legislation was introduced to prohibit charges from being brought against someone who was housing the drugs for his or her personal use. Even though the bill was introduced it did not move forward, so there still is not a legal exception for personal use. Therefore, it is essential to have a skilled drug lawyer collecting evidence to combat the prosecution in your drug house case.
Our attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC are ready to build your defense against the law enforcement officials.
It can take time to investigate your case and to collect evidence, so contact us right away. Call (888) 211-5798 to get started.