Drug Defense Lawyers in East Lansing, 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.

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      • Address: 1223 Turner St #333
        Lansing, MI 48906


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        People come to me when they have problems. My job is to help people solve their problems, and I have been doing that for over 45 years (since 1975). I began practicing law in 1975 when I became an assistant prosecutor for Ingham County. While there, I was the Chief Attorney for the Priority Prosecution Unit.

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