Were You Arrested for Cocaine Possession or Distribution in Michigan?
Criminal charges of possession or distribution of cocaine may be a result of quantities of powder cocaine or crack cocaine that were found on your person, in your purse, backpack or wallet, in your car or in your home. Both powder cocaine and crack cocaine are commonly identified by law enforcement in connection with drug possession or distribution arrests.
If you have been charged with a drug offense such as cocaine possession in Michigan, you should call Schwartz Law Firm immediately to discuss your case. Allow one of our Detroit area lawyers to analyze the facts and explore strategies that are available to you.
A conviction for possession or distribution of any variety of cocaine can result in penalties that can derail your life:
- Jail or prison
- Community service
- Fines and court costs
The personal consequences can be the greatest:
- Career troubles
- Family troubles
- Potential difficulties emerging anytime someone does a security check on you
- Decrease in credit rating
- Adverse employment background checks
- A mark against you when landlords do a criminal background check
- Difficulties obtaining travel visas in certain countries, such as Canada
There may be defenses available to you that can help prevent any such troubles after you have been charged with possession or distribution of cocaine — even if you did it. Perhaps the police over-reached their authority and subjected you to illegal search and seizure. Perhaps the substance which they considered to be cocaine was something else altogether. An experienced criminal attorney who knows federal and state laws, the courts and the strategies that have helped many other clients before you may provide the key to preserve your freedom.
Our defense attorneys counsel and represent clients who have been charged with offenses involving alcohol or drugs. If drug dependency is an underlying cause, we can help you begin the rehabilitation process while your case is pending, demonstrating to the prosecutor that you are taking responsibility and taking steps to prevent a re-offense.
Contact us at our law offices in Farmington Hills to schedule a consultation after you have been charged with possession or distribution of any illegal narcotics.