Federal Drug Possession
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Kalamazoo Federal Drug Possession Attorney
Facing Federal Drug Possession Charges in Kalamazoo, MI?
Federal drug possession cases are distinct from state cases, and they come with their own set of challenges and legal nuances. It's crucial to hire an attorney who understands the federal legal system and has a proven track record of success in defending clients against federal drug possession charges in Michigan
At Levine & Levine Attorneys at Law, we have a team of dedicated and experienced federal drug possession lawyers who are ready to fight for you. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of federal drug laws and have successfully defended clients in federal courts throughout Michigan. When you choose us to represent you, you can have confidence in our ability to provide you with the best defense possible.
If you are facing federal drug possession charges, give our firm a call at (269) 218-8880 or contact us online for a free consultation.
What Is Federal Drug Possession?
Federal laws regarding drug possession in the United States are primarily governed by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which was enacted in 1970. The CSA categorizes drugs into five schedules based on their potential for abuse, medical use, and safety. These schedules range from Schedule I to Schedule V, with Schedule I substances being the most tightly regulated.
Here's an overview of how federal drug possession laws work:
- Schedule I Substances: These drugs are considered to have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. Possession of Schedule I substances is illegal under federal law. Examples include heroin, LSD, and marijuana (although marijuana's status has changed in some states).
- Schedule II Substances: These drugs have a high potential for abuse but may have accepted medical uses with severe restrictions. Possession of Schedule II substances without a valid prescription is illegal. Examples include cocaine, methamphetamine, and certain opioids like oxycodone.
- Schedule III Substances: These drugs have a lower potential for abuse and accepted medical uses. Possession without a valid prescription is illegal. Examples include certain steroids and medications containing less than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit.
- Schedule IV Substances: These drugs have a lower potential for abuse than Schedule III substances and have accepted medical uses. Possession without a valid prescription is illegal. Examples include Xanax, Ativan, and Valium.
- Schedule V Substances: These drugs have a lower potential for abuse than Schedule IV substances and have accepted medical uses. Possession without a valid prescription may still be subject to legal restrictions. Examples include some cough preparations containing less than 200 milligrams of codeine or per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
According to this law, you are in possession of an illegal substance if you knowingly have control over it. This means that you do not need to be caught with the drug in your hand to be charged with possession.
The penalty for federal drug possession will depend on the type of drug involved. For example, first-time possession of marijuana is punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $1,000. However, the penalty for heroin possession is much more severe. It is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $2,000,000.
Contact Our Federal Drug Possession Defense Lawyers
When you hire Levine & Levine Attorneys at Law to defend you against federal drug possession charges, you can expect a comprehensive and strategic defense tailored to your unique circumstances.
Our approach includes:
- Thorough Investigation: We will conduct a thorough investigation into the facts of your case, including how evidence was obtained, whether your rights were violated during the process, and any potential weaknesses in the prosecution's case.
- Legal Expertise: Our attorneys have a deep understanding of federal drug laws and the federal court system. We will use this expertise to develop a strong legal strategy designed to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
- Negotiation Skills: In some cases, negotiation with federal prosecutors may lead to reduced charges or sentencing alternatives such as diversion programs or probation. We will use our negotiation skills to explore all available options.
- Aggressive Trial Representation: If your case goes to trial, you can trust our attorneys to provide aggressive and effective representation in the courtroom. We will challenge the prosecution's evidence and witnesses while presenting a compelling defense on your behalf.
- Client-Centered Approach: Throughout the entire process, we will keep you informed and involved. We understand that facing federal drug possession charges is a stressful experience, and we are here to provide you with guidance, support, and answers to your questions.
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