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Michigan Drug Crimes: Heroin

Apr 22 | 2021  by

For the past decade or so, the state of Michigan and the entire country have been in the grips of an opioid epidemic. Unfortunately, countless individuals in their lifetime will fall under the influence of controlled substances. But we feel if you know the consequences, you are less likely to commit them.

Attorney Mark Mandell at Fausone Bohn, LLP has written many articles detailing criminal charges in Michigan involving alcohol. Today, Mark will briefly discuss substance abuse crimes that do not involve alcohol; more specifically, heroin.

Heroin Maximum Penalties in Michigan

Listed below are the maximum penalties associated with illegal activities involving heroin. All offenses that involve the use of a controlled substance are classified as misdemeanors. However, all offenses involving delivery of any controlled substance – or possession with intent to deliver – are classified as felonies. The possession of heroin is also classified as a felony.

  • Delivery or Manufacture (MCL 333.7401)
    • Under 50 grams of Heroin or Cocaine
    • 20 years, fine of $25,000
  • Possession (MCL 333.7403)
    • Under 50 grams of Heroin or Cocaine
    • 4 years, fine of $25,000
  • Drug Use (MCL 333.7404)
    • Heroin, Cocaine
    • 1 year, fine of $2,000

How We Can Help

As you can see, the maximum penalties associated with heroin are quite severe. You can help yourself in this situation by contacting an experienced Michigan drug crime attorney like Mark Mandell.

An attorney like Mark Mandell can put you in a position before the court that illustrates improvement on your part. In many cases, the first step is enrolling you in any type of substance abuse counseling, therapy, or support group you may require. This shows the court that you are taking the charge seriously and are truly remorseful for it occurring.

Always remember, just because you have been charged with a drug crime does not mean all hope is lost. The ultimate goal is to keep you out of prison, jail, and keeping the charge off your record depending on the circumstances of your case.

Michigan Drug Crime Lawyer | Fausone Bohn, LLP

Attorney Mark Mandell has years of experience handling substance abuse crimes involving heroin, crystal meth, cocaine, and others. Do not make the mistake of representing yourself in a case like this, protect your freedom when you call Fausone Bohn, LLP.

If you have been charged with a controlled substance crime, contact Mark Mandell at Fausone Bohn, LLP to schedule a free case evaluation. Mark can be reached by email or by phone at (734) 552-1440.