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Drug Defense in Michigan

The police and prosecutors aggressively investigate and prosecute drug crimes, and often seek long prison sentences for Delivery, Possession with Intent to Deliver, and Manufacturing controlled substances.  A defendant may have a variety of available defenses.  For example, a) was the stop and search constitutional; b) was an admission or confession admissible; c) were the laboratory tests properly done; d) is the laboratory technician qualified; e) were the testing instruments certified and reliable; f) were any special deals made with informants?

We often request clients to participate in certain programs.  This is done for two reasons.  First, we want to determine if our client has a substance abuse problem, and, if so, have our client address that problem.  Second, we want to posture our client as best we can by being proactive in addressing any real or potential substance abuse issues in order to, if necessary, obtain the best possible plea agreement and to minimize the sentence.

Our focus is always to avoid a conviction, if possible.  If that is not possible, then to seek a conviction of the least serious offense while minimizing our client’s sentence.

The police and prosecutors aggressively investigate and prosecute drug crimes, and often seek long prison sentences for Delivery, Possession with Intent to Deliver, and Manufacturing controlled substances.  A defendant may have a variety of available defenses.  For example, a) was the stop and search constitutional; b) was an admission or confession admissible; c) were the laboratory tests properly done; d) is the laboratory technician qualified; e) were the testing instruments certified and reliable; f) were any special deals made with informants?

We often request clients to participate in certain programs.  This is done for two reasons.  First, we want to determine if our client has a substance abuse problem, and, if so, have our client address that problem.  Second, we want to posture our client as best we can by being proactive in addressing any real or potential substance abuse issues in order to, if necessary, obtain the best possible plea agreement and to minimize the sentence.

Our focus is always to avoid a conviction, if possible.  If that is not possible, then to seek a conviction of the least serious offense while minimizing our client’s sentence.

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