Possession of Prescription Drugs in Northern Michigan
Consult with a Drug Crime Lawyer in Traverse City
Some people think that because a drug is legal with a doctor’s prescription, the penalties for possession without a prescription are minimal. They are surprised to find that when they are charged with possession of drugs like Xanax or Oxycodone that the penalties are just as severe as controlled substances like meth or cocaine. If you have been charged with possession of a prescription drug, you need to contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately. You can count on me, Attorney Ross Hickman, to represent you effectively.
Punishment for Possession of Prescription Drugs
The punishments for possession of prescription drugs in Michigan is as serious, if not more serious, than some illicit drugs. Your punishment will be determined by the amount of the prescription drugs you have as well as the type.
For possession of Schedule I or Schedule II prescription drugs, a person can face:
- Four years in prison and a $25,000 for up to 49 grams
- 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for between 50-449 grams
- 35 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for between 450-999 grams
- Life in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for 1000 grams or more
These penalties are extremely serious and require the attention of an experienced prescription drug crime attorney in Northern Michigan.
Consult with Ross Hickman Law Office
With more than 35 years of experience in the criminal justice system, I have helped numerous clients fight serious charges including possession of prescription drugs. I have tried more cases with a positive outcome than any attorney in Northern Michigan and I am ready to put that experience and success to work for you.