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Possession of Narcotics Including Cocaine, Heroin, and Meth

Michigan Is Notoriously one of the worst on drug charges in the U.S.


Possession of narcotics in Michigan can impact the rest of your life if you don’t get qualified representation!

Possession of narcotics including cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamines is a major charge in Michigan that can have life altering consequences. In Michigan, Schedule I narcotic possession is a felony that could result in a prison sentence in the event that you are convicted through trial, or plead guilty.

Drugs are categorized by class and with every class comes a more severe degree of punishment. Michigan classifies drugs in “schedules,” with the alleged most severe drug classification being Schedule I and Schedule V are drugs with the lowest probability for abuse.

(Related: Minor In Possession)

Every state penalizes differently for drug charges. Michigan is regarded as one of the most strict and punishes severely as a result. This means there are serious consequences if you are charged with possession of a Schedule 1 narcotic. Even within drug classifications, different drugs and their quantities will determine whether or not prison time is included in your sentence. No matter what schedule and quantity of drug you are caught with, the right criminal defense attorney has the experience to ensure your punishment is reduced to the best of his ability.

Drugs are that abused the most, possess no medical purpose, and are the most severe are ruled Schedule I drugs. Below we have listed example of some of the drugs classified as Schedule I:

  • Ecstasy (MDMA)

  • LSD

  • Peyote

  • Hallucinogenic Mushrooms

  • GHB (date rape drug)

  • Marijuana

(Related: Narcotics Trafficking)


It is absurd that legislation includes marijuana in the Schedule I classification when you analyze the risks associated with it compared to the more severe drugs included in the Schedule I classification like ecstasy, LSD, or the date rape drug, GHB.

Schedule II drugs include:

  • Cocaine

  • Opium

  • Amphetamines

  • Methadone

The penalty for possession of narcotics that are either Schedule I or II can range up to life in prison. Minimally, having for example a small amount of Cocaine can result in a charge accompanied by a sentence of up to two years in prison. With this in mind, you understand the necessity of consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with a drug related felony.

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When it comes to defending yourself, every second matters. It’s the accused vs. a vast network of law enforcement and prosecution professionals. We understand just how intimidating that can feel. To protect yourself, you need a criminal lawyer with knowledge, experience, and tenacity: an attorney unafraid to take on the justice system in the courtroom.

Rudoi Law is ready to fight as hard as you are. No matter what kind of criminal charge you face, we can offer the determined expertise you need. In courthouses in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties, Rudoi Law is on call to take on your criminal case.