Okemos Drug Charges Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a drug crime, you need a well-trained and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to represent you. The attorneys at Basiga Law Firm have handled all levels of drug crime charges, from simple possession up to major federal drug trafficking charges. We have experience examining illegal search and seizure challenges and will thoroughly review your case to fight for your constitutional rights.
Before you talk to the police, call an attorney at Basiga Law Firm. Police procedures, the steps to a drug crime investigation and questions about the drug charges that the police may ask you can be confusing and scary. We will help guide you through your entire drug related crime case.
An experienced attorney will carefully and thoroughly review your drug crime case in detail with you so that you are fully informed, understand your options and the possible outcomes of your case.
Being charged with a drug crime can have very serious consequences, including:
- Jail or prison time
- Loss of your driver’s license, which may impact your job
- Paying fines and costs
- Limit on your freedom to travel outside of Michigan
If you have been convicted of a drug crime in the past, another drug conviction will create even bigger problems for you. You may face additional jail time, higher fines and more serious driving consequences. Hire an attorney at Basiga Law Firm to help develop the best defense against these serious criminal penalties.
In more serious drug busts, the federal or Michigan government may seize your assets, such as your house, business, cars, and other personal property that the police believe was obtained through criminal activity, such as drug crimes. You do not even have to be charged with a crime for the government to take your property through a civil forfeiture.
Aggressive representation by a skilled criminal defense attorney is usually necessary in order to recover your property.
Basiga Law Firm has effectively represented drug defendants to get their assets back in Michigan.
The skilled lawyers at Basiga Law Firm’s Michigan office understand the seriousness of drug related charges and the possible criminal penalties, beyond just a criminal conviction on your permanent record.
Basiga Law Firm has a record of successful criminal defense results in Michigan at every level of drug crimes – from simple possession of drugs to “life sentence” felony drug crimes.
Basiga Law Firm successfully represents clients in Michigan charged with drug crimes such as:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (also known as “Possession”)
- Delivery/Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (also known as “Drug Trafficking”) and
- Operating in the Presence of Drugs (also known as “Driving While High”)
Being charged with possession means that you were found to have a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in your pockets, in your car, or somewhere close enough to you that you can easily get ahold of the drugs. The amount of prison time you may face depends on what drug and how much of the drug you are caught with.
Michigan law divides the CDS into five schedules, with Schedule I being the most dangerous and highest probability of addiction. The possible penalties you are facing depends what schedule the drug you have been charged with possession of falls into. A drug defense lawyer at Basiga Law Firm will explain what fines and prison time you may be facing, and can also build the best defense against the drug charges against you.
A drug trafficking charges means that you are being charged with selling drugs for money. The drugs may have come from another party or you may be accused of growing or making the drugs and then selling them. Drug trafficking charges are very serious and require the skills of Basiga Law Firm’s highly experienced criminal defense attorneys to help you navigate the specific charges and prepare the best possible defense.
Undercover cops and confidential informants are used to help gather evidence most frequently in drug trafficking cases. These police procedures are complex and can be difficult to defend against. Our team of lawyers will develop a creative legal defense strategy to fight against your drug trafficking charges.
Operating a Vehicle While High in Michigan
Just like drunk driving is illegal in Michigan, it is also illegal to drive when you have been using drugs. Drugs may affect your ability to drive a car resulting in an operating while high criminal charge. If you get stopped, the police will perform tests similar to the tests done when you are suspected of drunk driving. Basiga Law Firm’s lawyers will carefully review every step of the police investigation to ensure your legal rights were not violated.
Any type of drug related charge may carry heavy penalties including prison, jail, fines, seizure of your property, loss of your driver’s license, and difficulty crossing the border. Before the prosecutor proceeds with a drug charge against you, contact our office to discuss your specific situation and how the lawyers at Basiga Law Firm can protect and defend your legal rights.
If you are facing a serious drug charge don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact the experienced attorneys at Basiga Law Firm to help you today.