Many communities, particularly Metro Detroit suffer tremendously under the nationwide "war on drugs," which has led to the arrest of so many ordinary citizens. The consequences of a drug crime conviction are often unreasonably harsh:

You face significant jail or prison time.

If you hold a professional license, you could lose your career.

If you are a college student, it can disqualify you from financial aid.

You can face suspension of driving privileges

You can face immigration issues

You may lose other civil liberties

If you or a family member has been charged with a felony or misdemeanor drug crime, hire an experienced drug crimes defense lawyer immediately to ensure your rights are protected. Contact the law offices of Coppins Law Group, PLLC. We are committed to vigorously defending clients facing criminal charges for drug possession, sale, distribution or manufacturing in Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County and all of Southeastern Michigan.

Call 800-452-1761 to schedule a free initial consultation.

We defend against all felony and misdemeanor drug charges, including:

  • Manufacture and delivery
  • Trafficking and smuggling
  • Distribution and intent to distribute
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Simple drug possession

We have defended people for possession of illegal drugs, such as heroin, cocaine (crack), meth (methamphetamine) and marijuana (spelled marihuana in Michigan's statute), as well as for illegal possession of prescription drugs/medication, such as OxyContin, Oxycodone, Percocet, Vicodin, Xanax, Seroquel, Ritalin and amphetamines.

It's important to understand that ANY illegal drug in any amount, even residue in a pipe or packaging materials, counts the same under the law as a gram. You can still end up in jail, even if the quantity possessed was very small.

Medical Marijuana

In 2008, Michigan joined a handful of other states in the union in legalizing the sale and use of marijuana for medical purposes. Doctors must recommend the drug for medicinal purposes and the user must purchase the marijuana from a licensed caregiver. Medical marijuana dispensaries are currently illegal under Michigan law. Each patient is allowed to grow up to six plants for personal consumption, as long as the total weight is not more than 2.5 ounces of harvested marijuana.

This change in the law does not mean that police will not enforce the current drug laws regarding illegal possession of marijuana. It is still illegal to smoke marijuana in public. Furthermore, marijuana is still illegal under federal law.

If you are charged with drug possession because you had marijuana on your person, in your car, or in your home, you could face large fines and even prison. If you are charged with the less serious charge of marijuana "use," the consequences are not as severe.

CONTACT US TODAY: 800-452-1761

We treat your drug defense case with the seriousness it deserves. We understand that your future is at stake. At Coppins Law Group, we fight hard to keep you out of jail. We challenge unconstitutional police actions, such as illegal search and seizure. We investigate any alleged "evidence" against you. We use all legal means at our disposal to get charges dismissed or reduced.