Possession of Substances
In Michigan a marijuana charge and sentence largely dependant on the amount you have when arrested. Also taken into consideration is the way it is packaged and the amount of cash on hand in relation to the possession at the time. However, if it appears that you just had enough for personal use, you may only be facing a possession charge.
Michigan law is unusual in that it includes separate penalties for the possession and use of marijuana. Possession of any amount of marijuana – whether several ounces or a single gram – is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. Separately, use of marijuana is also a misdemeanor, but punishable by 90 days in jail and a fine of not more than $100. Lastly, possession in or within 1,000 feet of a public or private park can land the offender in jail for up to 2 years.
Under Michigan Law if an officer has reason to believe that you have smoked or ingested any amount of marijuana they can arrest you and you can be given a blood test. If there is any trace amount of THC, you can be charged with operating while under the influence of druges( OWI.)
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Drugs are classified by schedules by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration divided into five categories. Although not intended to be an exhaustive list, some of the more common are classified as follows:
Click the substance list to the left to see each drug category.
If you have been charged with possession of marijua or a controlled substance it can be a frightening and life altering experience. Our attorneys are available to assist you in fighting to insure your rights under the law. We will work aggressively to prepare the best defense possible. Call to schedule an initial consultation.