Highly-Recognized Drug Defense Attorney in Grand Rapids
From the possession of marijuana or painkillers to trafficking in meth or cocaine, the consequences of drug charges are far-reaching. In addition to the possibility of going to jail, a drug conviction can affect employment, education and other aspects of your future.
At David G. Moore, Attorney at Law, our founding attorney was a criminal prosecutor, so he has a strong understanding of how prosecutors handle drug crimes. He uses that information to help build strong cases in defense of our firm’s clients. Contact our team online, day or night, or call us at (269) 808-8007 if you have been questioned or arrested in connection with drugs.
Experienced Defense Of College Students And Juveniles
Our attorneys have successfully defended college students and nonresidents arrested for drug crimes in southwest Michigan. We have also represented juveniles in trouble for drug possession. Whatever the charges, our criminal defense lawyers are equipped to protect the rights and the future of our young clients.
We Can Help With All Drug-Related Charges
We have defended the full spectrum of drug cases, including:
- Marijuana possession or cultivation, including cases involving medical marijuana possession or distribution
- Methamphetamine possession or manufacture
- Cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and other controlled substances
- Prescription drug possession or delivery
Our approach to drug crime defense is two-pronged. We vigorously challenge the circumstances of the investigation, arrest, search and seizure to fight the criminal charges and position our clients for suppression of evidence, dismissal of charges or viable defenses at trial.
At the same time, we advocate for clients to get them the help they need for a destructive addiction. Our goal as defense attorneys is to get clients into treatment instead of prison and to get drug offenses reduced or avoid a conviction altogether through negotiations with the prosecutor.
What’s The Difference Between Drug Possession And Distribution Or Trafficking?
Drug trafficking and distribution refer to the sale or giving away of a controlled substance, such as heroin, methamphetamine or fentanyl. The penalties for trafficking generally are harsher than for simple possession. However, keep in mind that the authorities could consider possession of a certain amount of a drug to be possession with intent to distribute, even if they have no other evidence you sold or meant to sell drugs.
Can I Avoid Jail Time If I’m Convicted?
In many cases, yes. Often, a plea deal can result in reduced charges against you. Especially if you have a clean record, you could end up going through addiction treatment or another diversion program instead of a criminal record and incarceration.
Does Michigan Have Forfeiture Laws?
State law allows the police to seize any of your property if they believe it is connected to a drug crime. However, a recent change to the law prohibits the police from keeping your property unless you are convicted or if the seized assets are worth more than $50,000. Before this change, the police had wide power to seize, keep and sell people’s property, even if their drug charges are dropped or if they are found not guilty at trial.
Does Michigan Have Drug Courts?
Yes. Drug court works differently than the standard criminal court in that it is more of a supervised treatment program with the goal of breaking the cycle of addiction and arrest. Your defense attorney can help you understand the details of going through drug court and whether it is an option for you.
Contact A Lawyer For Drug Possession Defense
You can count on our criminal defense attorney to provide you with skilled, aggressive and knowledgeable criminal defense that protects your rights. Call today at (269) 808-8007 to arrange for a free, confidential, one-on-one consultation about fighting these charges and protecting your future, or contact our law firm online and a member of our legal team will respond quickly.