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Drug Crime Defense Lawyer in Michigan

If you or someone you know has been accused of a drug crime, you need a lawyer who understands the criminal justice system and who knows how to defend against these charges. At Haque Legal, we have been defending the rights of Michigan residents for more than 20 years, and we know how to build strong cases for people who have been wrongly accused. Our firm focuses on providing personalized service to our clients, and we will work closely with you to understand your case and provide the best possible representation.

Whether you are facing charges for marijuana possession, possession with intent to distribute, or any other drug crime, we are here to help. We have handled thousands of cases and have a strong understanding of the criminal justice system in Michigan. We know how to navigate the complexities of the law and can help you fight for your rights.


If you have been accused of a drug crime, you need a lawyer who understands the law and can help you navigate the legal system. At Haque Legal, we have a strong understanding of the laws governing drug crimes and can help you fight your charges.

Schedule your initial consultation by calling us at (248) 988-9625 or filling out our online form.

Why Hire Us?


    In every case, we take on, our priority is always to exceed your needs and expectations. We look at the big picture, so we can achieve the highest level of client satisfaction and client results possible.


    Because we choose to work as a team, our clients benefit from our deep-rooted connections within the community and the strength of our networking power.


    We are committed to the community that we serve and are always finding new ways to get involved and partner with nonprofits within Michigan.

Our Results

  • 20-Year Felony Dismissed

    Client charged with 20-year felony – federal drug trafficking, receives supervised release and minimal end-of-sentencing guidelines for incarceration. 

  • Criminal Sexual Conduct-3rd Degree Dismissed

    Client charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct-3rd Degree - receives probation and boot camp

  • Felonious Assault Dismissed

    Client charged with felonious assault and dismissed at trial.

What Is Considered a Drug Crime in Michigan?

Michigan Drug Classification Schedules

Michigan's drug classification system organizes controlled substances into five distinct schedules, each reflecting the drug's potential for abuse, dependency risk, and accepted medical use. This structure aligns with federal guidelines but is tailored to the state's specific legal framework.

  • Schedule I - These are drugs are that have a high potential for misuse and no acknowledged medicinal purpose in the United States. This group contains heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and, most importantly, marijuana in its non-medical forms.
  • Schedule II - These substances have a significant potential for misuse but may have approved medical applications with strict limits. This schedule includes medications such as OxyContin, Percocet, morphine, opium, codeine, and others.
  • Schedule III - These substances have a moderate to low risk of causing physical or mental dependence are included. These include medications like Tylenol, Vicodin, and ketamine. 
  • Schedule IV - These drugs are identified as having a lower risk for abuse than Schedule III substances. This category contains prescription sedatives and anxiety drugs like Xanax, Soma, Valium, Ativan, and others.
  • Schedule V - These substances represent the lowest potential for abuse among the schedules, comprising mostly over-the-counter and prescription medications with limited quantities of certain narcotics. An example of this is a cough syrup that contains codeine.

Misdemeanor And Felony Drug Charges In Michigan

In Michigan, drug charges are categorized into misdemeanors and felonies, with the severity of penalties varying significantly between these classifications. Misdemeanor drug offenses in Michigan are less severe, often resulting in up to 1 year in jail and fines typically not exceeding $1,000. On the other hand, felony drug charges carry much harsher penalties, including longer prison sentences and substantially higher fines.

Possession of Schedule I or II narcotics in excess of 25 grams, for example, can result in up to four years in prison and a $25,000 fine. More serious violations, such possessing certain banned narcotics with the intent to distribute them, carry penalties of up to $250,000 in fines and up to 15 years in jail.


In 2008, Michigan voters passed the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program, which legalized the use of medical marijuana for patients who have been approved by the state. Since the legalization of medical marijuana, many people have been arrested for marijuana possession or possession with intent to deliver marijuana. However, if you have a valid medical marijuana card and are arrested for marijuana possession, you may be able to use your medical marijuana card as a defense.

To schedule a free consultation with our drug crime attorneys in Michigan, contact our office today at (248) 988-9625.

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