Michigan Drug Defense Lawyer Needed For Possession Heroin In Mt. Clemens Michigan Macomb County Circuit Court

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My gf just caught a possession of heroin case in Mt. Clemens Michigan and needs a drug defense lawyer to help her out she’s in macomb county jail on heroin charge w $5k bond and im trying to get her out with bondsman.  we live in mt. clemens and police were called bc i was afraid she overdosed on heroin and she had less than a gram on her i guess when cops and ambulance came she went to hopsital and then was arrested but thtey charged with felony not misdemeanor possession i thought possession of heroin for such small amount was misdemanor why are they charging her with felony are they saying she was dealing bc thats not true.  she hasd court appoints attorney and were at macmob circuit court now but we are looking for a drug defense lawyer or law firm to hore to help us out because this attorney doesnt even go see her in jail to talk about case and i found you guys online and hping you can answer these questions thx alots

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  1. Peter A. Torrice on March 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm said:

    Thank you for your question to http://www.AllLegalMatters.com. The Michigan criminal defense attorneys at Canu Torrice Law represent clients on drug and narcotic possession cases EVERY DAY. Criminal defense is one of our main practice areas in Michigan, and we fight drug charges in court every day.

    Possession of Heroin, like Possession of Cocaine and other substances, in any amount under 25 grams in Michigan is a 4 year felony. Heroin is considered a “Schedule 1″ controlled substance narcotic.

    The relevant Michigan statute for Possession of Controlled Substances provides for the various penalties for possession of various amounts of controlled substance asnd states, in relevant part:

    MCL 333.7403 Knowingly or intentionally possessing controlled substance, controlled substance analogue, or prescription form; violations; penalties; discharge from lifetime probation.

    (1) A person shall not knowingly or intentionally possess a controlled substance, a controlled substance analogue, or a prescription form unless the controlled substance, controlled substance analogue, or prescription form was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of the practitioner’s professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by this article.

    (2) A person who violates this section as to:

    (a) A controlled substance classified in schedule 1 or 2 that is a narcotic drug or a drug described in section 7214(a)(iv), and:

    (i) Which is in an amount of 1,000 grams or more of any mixture containing that substance is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for life or any term of years or a fine of not more than $1,000,000.00, or both.

    (ii) Which is in an amount of 450 grams or more, but less than 1,000 grams, of any mixture containing that substance is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 30 years or a fine of not more than $500,000.00, or both.

    (iii) Which is in an amount of 50 grams or more, but less than 450 grams, of any mixture containing that substance is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or a fine of not more than $250,000.00, or both.

    (iv) Which is in an amount of 25 grams or more, but less than 50 grams of any mixture containing that substance is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $25,000.00, or both.
    (v) Which is in an amount less than 25 grams of any mixture containing that substance is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $25,000.00, or both.
    (b) Either of the following:

    (i) A substance described in section 7212(1)(g) or 7214(c)(ii) is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than $15,000.00, or both.

    (ii) A controlled substance classified in schedule 1, 2, 3, or 4, except a controlled substance for which a penalty is prescribed in subdivision (a), (b)(i), (c), or (d), or a controlled substance analogue is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

    (c) Lysergic acid diethylamide, peyote, mescaline, dimethyltryptamine, psilocyn, psilocybin, or a controlled substance classified in schedule 5 is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

    (d) Marihuana is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

    (e) A prescription form is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.

    As you can see, possession of even a “dime bag” of heroin or any quantity under 25 grams carries with it some severe legal penalties and you DEFINITELY need to retain a Michigan criminal defense attorney for your girlfriend who knows what they are doing to avoid jail and other consequences.

    Representing clients who are addicted to heroin presents a very unique situation for a Michigan criminal defense attorney, at least one who is doing his or her job, and it is truly an example of when as a lawyer you have to both an “attorney” and a “counselor” at law. This law firm’s zealous defense of our clients who are charged with felony possession of heroin in Michigan must necessarily be coupled with the vigerous pursuit of approporate treatment, including drug counseling, in-patient and residential treatment, follow up out-patient counseling and treatment, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) participation and a regualr attendence, support groups and any other type of therepy or treatment necessary to help our clients get off this extremely addictive narcotic. Heroin users quicky become “junkies” and the habit is extremely difficult to kick. Keeping our clients out of jail or prison is only one aspect of our representation; insuring our clients receive the appropriate treatment is the other equally important aspect of the case.

    The Michigan attorneys at Canu Torrice Law routinely represent clients on Possession of Heroin, Cocaine, Meth, Ecstasy, Marijuana, LSD (“Acid”), and all other controlled substances in Mt. Clemens at the Macomb County Circuit Court and in every court throughout the State of Michigan. Many times we are able to keep these charges off our client’s criminal record completely and save their Michigan driver’s license (that’s right, all drug possession charges in Michigan result in a suspension of your Michigan driver’s license – even if you were no where near a car and were not driving at all – which is all the more reason to hire a qualified attorney). We also have multiple substance abuse counselors we work with and can provide a variety of drug treatment referrals to our clients to help them beat their heroin addiction.

    Call the Canu Torrice Law criminal defense team today at (586) 285-1700 and schedule a free consultation if you are charged with any felony drug possession case, including possession of heroin.

    PETER A. TORRICE
    Canu Torrice Law
    http://www.AllLegalMatters.com
    (586) 285-1700

  2. Concerned Fraser Parent on October 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm said:

    Heroin addiction is an epidemic in Metro Detroit right now. My kid goes to “heroin high school” in Fraser where your law firm is located and it is baaaaad! My son is only 17 and knows kids who have died from heroin, others who are using heroin they buy in Detroit every day, and other kids who steal from cars, rob and sell scrap metal, copper and steel for heroin just to get their fix.

    I am glad that there are defense attorneys here in Michigan to defend heroin users and het them into rehab and get them the help they need. It’s scary that heroin use has come back so strong and into the suburbs killing our kids the way it does. Thanks to the lawyers in your law firm, our kids may have a chance.

    - Concerned Parent

  3. Did anyone see that Channel 4 news special on heroin use in Michigan last night with that young girl OMG! How scary! These young kids have no idea what they are getting into when they start getting high on heroin it ruins your life. How can anyone put a needle in their arm to get high? Its an epidemic I swear!

  4. Here is the link, just found it! How scary, this is all in Macomb COunty too!o
    http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/25530725/index.html

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