Criminal Defense Lawyers for Drug Offenses
Hills at Law, P.C. provides expert drug defense lawyers for client in the Kalamazoo area of Michigan against all manner of drug offense charges, including drug possession, drug trafficking, and drug manufacture. Our experienced attorneys will aggressively defend your interests.
If you’ve been charged with drug possession or any other drug-related charge, if you’ve been accused of a drug offense or are being investigated for a drug offense, don’t wait until the last second. Get an experienced lawyer to defend your interests now.
Contact our Kalamazoo area drug defense lawyers today to get started. Our attorneys can act as a buffer between you and the police, and can even help avoid charges in the first place. From investigation to federal court, our criminal defense lawyers will guide you through the process and be with you every step of the way.
Drug Possession Crimes
Drug possession crimes cover a wide variety of offenses and types of drugs. They also differ in the severity of crimes from misdemeanors to felonies and from Michigan state to federal crimes.
The above differences affect the method and procedures for handling the specific drug case. The individual should also be advised not only as to the consequences of a drug conviction, such as loss of driving privileges, fines, costs, probation and incarceration, but also as to whether there may be alternatives to avoid having a conviction on your record.
Drug cases in federal court should be handled only by an attorney who is well qualified to handle federal matters. Attorneys who represent individuals only in state court can be at a loss when defending a drug charge in federal court. The federal rules governing almost all aspects of a criminal case are unique and require a very experienced federal criminal trial attorney.
It is extremely important that an individual contact an attorney as soon as possible after hearing of a criminal complaint or investigation. An experienced drug defense attorney can help avoid charges or act as a buffer between the client and police.
An experienced drug possession defense lawyer who handles federal cases is equipped to help an individual through the many unique stages in federal proceedings. This attorney not only knows the law as it applies to your case, but also the process by which a case proceeds through the federal system. This includes the procedure of filing all necessary papers with the federal courts by specific electronic methods.
Drug Offense Criminal Investigative Services
Criminal investigations of drug crimes involves a variety of aggressive investigative techniques, including the use of search warrants, grand jury subpoenas, forfeitures and wiretaps. Investigating agents and officers move quickly, often giving people little time to make critical decisions. On occasion, the government conducts historical investigations, interviewing and subpoenaing people to testify about transactions that occurred long ago. Our Kalamazoo area attorneys have the expertise and determination needed to handle the most difficult narcotics cases, both at the state and federal level. We regularly handle offenses related to drug manufacture, drug distribution and drug possession involving:
- Cocaine (Coke)
- Crack Cocaine
- Marijuana (Pot)
- Prescription Drugs
- Many other drugs that can not be listed in full
Drug possession crimes have serious penalties under federal and state drug laws, and constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment (Search and Seizure) are often compromised as state and federal agencies aggressively take legal action against alleged narcotics offenders.
A Kalamazoo criminal defense attorney that specializes in drug offenses can help you maintain your rights and manage the legal challenges you face. Contact Hills at Law, P.C. today! We provide years of experience in state and federal drug possession charges as federal criminal defense lawyers in Michigan.
Federal and state laws regarding narcotics are generally divided into three categories:
Both federal and state laws criminalize the possession of illegal substances, including the chemicals used to cultivate and manufacture narcotics. The consequences, as set out by sentencing guidelines, for possession of illegal drugs depend upon the amount involved and the intent of the possessor.
Distributing & Trafficking Drugs
State and federal laws regulate the delivery of drugs and the distribution of illegal controlled substances, criminalizing their sale, transport, or import in the United States without exemption. The Controlled Substances Act and state laws control the distribution of pharmaceutical and prescription drugs, exposing professionals to the risk of losing their licenses and livelihoods.
Drug Cultivation & Manufacturing Laws
Manufacturing or cultivating controlled substances can put you at risk of criminal investigation, arrest, and criminal charges.