Kronzek & Cronkright has been offering the services of expert Michigan Heroin Attorneys for nearly twenty years. We have successfully defended many, many drug cases in Michigan. Most successful drug crime defenses start with an understanding of how to litigate violations of your Constitutional Rights. This is because drug team officers are notorious for violating the rights of citizens. If you need help with a Heroin case, or any other drug case in Michigan, contact the experts at Kronzek & Cronkright. We can be reached at (866) 766-5245.
Michigan Heroin Defense Lawyers
As a Schedule 1 drug, Heroin crimes carry harsh penalties. If you are found guilty of a Heroin drug crime, you could go to prison for a long time. It is important that you hire an aggressive Michigan Drug Attorney who has the experience and skill to defend you against these drug charges.
Heroin use is popular in Michigan. Over the years, street names for Heroin have included: Dragon, Dope, Big H, Mud, and Smack. The drug is synthesized from morphine, and was first marketed as a non-addicting alternative to cough suppressants. It quickly became clear that Heroin is highly addictive. Drug laws in the United States and Michigan make Heroin illegal; however, doctors in other countries still prescribe this drug to patients with extreme pain.
Heroin users become addicted very quickly. Unfortunately, they also soon build up a tolerance and need more and more of the drug to experience a high. The more Heroin someone uses, the more chance they have of overdosing. In large quantities, Heroin relaxes lung function, and death often occurs when a user stops breathing or chokes on their vomit. Heroin overdose is also a popular way to commit suicide.
Heroin users ingest the drug in many ways. “Shooting up”, which is injecting Heroin into one’s veins, is the most popular method of use. Veins eventually collapse from the repeated injections, and the user is forced to find a new vein. Injecting Heroin into the veins gives a user the fastest and most intense rush, which usually occurs within seven to eight seconds. Other methods of using Heroin include snorting up the nose and heating the drug to inhale its vapors. When a user inhales Heroin, some residue of the drug is usually left on the inhalation tube. Users will often re-heat that residue and smoke it, which is called Chasing the Dragon.
Heroin remains in the body for a significant amount of time. A Heroin drug test can detect the drug in blood, plasma, and urine. If you are required to give urine under a probation order in Michigan, and you have a “dirty drop” showing the presence of Heroin, you could be guilty of a probation violation and could end up in jail or prison.
The government’s “War on Drugs” has resulted in stricter drug laws for Michigan. The police are cracking down harder on illicit drug use than ever before. Courts and prosecutors are not lenient with people who commit Heroin drug crimes.
Penalties for Heroin in Michigan
Because Heroin is a Schedule 1 drug , there are severe penalties for its possession and use. There are a variety of Heroin-related crimes in Michigan so the potential punishment depends on the defendant’s exact conviction.
Penalties for Heroin Use
Heroin use is a misdemeanor drug crime in Michigan. If you are convicted of using Heroin, you could go to jail for up to one year, pay a fine of up to $2,000, or both.
Penalties for Heroin Possession
Heroin possession is a felony drug crime in Michigan. If you are convicted of possessing Heroin, your punishment depends on the amount of drug involved:
- If you possessed less than 50 grams of Heroin, you could go to prison for up to four years, pay a fine of up to $25,000, or both.
- If you possessed 50 grams to 449 grams of Heroin, you could go to prison for up to 20 years, pay a fine of up to $250,000, or both.
- If you possessed 450 grams to 999 grams of Heroin, you could go to prison for up to 30 years, pay a fine of up to $500,000, or both.
- If you possessed 1,000 grams or more of Heroin, you could go to prison for up to your entire life, pay a fine of $1,000,000, or both.
Penaties For Manufacturing and Delivering Heroin
Heroin manufacture, Heroin creation, Heroin delivery, and possessing Heroin with the intent to manufacture Heroin, create Heroin, or deliver Heroin are all felony drug crimes in Michigan. Your punishment for these crimes will also depend on the amount of drug involved:
- If it was less than 50 grams of Heroin, you could go to prison for up to 20 years, pay a fine of up to $25,000, or both.
- If it was 50 grams to 449 grams of Heroin, you could go to prison for up to 20 years, pay a fine of up to $250,000, or both.
- If it was 450 grams to 999 grams of Heroin, you could go to prison for up to 30 years, pay a fine of up to $500,000, or both.
- If it was 1,000 grams or more of Heroin, you could go to prison for up to your entire life, pay a fine of up to $1,000,000, or both.
Enhanced Penalties for Heroin in Michigan
However, regardless of which drug crime you are convicted of, your sentence could be even more severe if you have a prior drug conviction, delivered Heroin to a minor, or committed your drug crime near a school, park, business, house, or church. Your driver’s license will also be suspended for a period of time, even if you were not driving at the time. You will also have to pay multiple fines to the State of Michigan.
Federal Drug Crime Penaties
The Heroin crimes discussed in this article are Michigan drug crimes. It is possible a Defendant could also be charged with a violation of federal drug laws or local drug laws. Because of this, you may need a Michigan drug crime lawyer who knows how to effectively deal with both state, federal, and local court law enforcement along with both state and federal courts. Kronzek & Cronkright attorneys are licensed to practice in all federal courts in Michigan.
We Defend all Types of Heroin Crimes
If you have been charged with a Heroin drug crime in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing, Jackson, Monroe or throughout Michigan, contact our expert drug crime attorneys.
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