Drug Offense Attorney Michigan
Michigan attorney Michael P. Manley provides vigorous representation for clients facing drug charges.
Drug charges in Michigan can turn your life upside-down, which is why you want to take action and protect your rights as soon as possible. If you are convicted of a drug crime, you could find yourself behind bars for years and faced with thousands of dollars in fines. And that's not all. You could also lose your house, your job and many other important assets you have worked so hard to obtain. A conviction may harm your relationships for years to come.
Most drug charges are initiated when the police or other authorities search a person, his car, or his home and discover illegal drugs. The validity of the charge often depends on whether the search and seizure was legal, based on fourth amendment rights that protect citizens against unreasonable search and seizure.
Michigan drug offense attorney Michael P. Manley thoroughly understands Michigan's strict drug laws, from possession of controlled substances to possession with intent to sell, deliver, manufacture or cultivate drugs. He knows that penalties resulting from convictions can be extremely serious and life-changing.
If you need an experienced attorney with a well-established record of results, call our law firm immediately. Attorney Manley has worked on countless cases throughout the state - and he has the track record to prove it. In case after case, he consistently helps people charged with serious drug crimes obtain favorable verdicts or plea deals - or even have their charges dismissed altogether.
"I handle the most complex drug cases in this area," Michael P. Manley says.
Legal issues involving drug offenses in Michigan
Find out more about different issues involving drug offenses as well as more information about different drug charges by clicking on the links below:
Why should I hire Michigan drug charge attorney Michael P. Manley?
Attorney Manley has built a reputation throughout Michigan for getting the job done right. His background speaks volumes. Selected to the list of Michigan Super Lawyers, reserved for no more than 5 percent of the state's attorneys, Michael P. Manley received the highest rating from the rating service Avvo (10 or "superb"). He’s one of very few Board Certified Criminal Trial Experts in the mid-Michigan area. The National Trial Lawyers association selected him as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
But it's more than just his credentials that make attorney Manley the right fit for Michiganders facing serious charges. He grew up in Flint. He knows the area. He understands the people. That's why he takes every case so personally. He honestly wants to help people in his community who are struggling to get their lives back on track.
Frequently asked questions about drug offenses
The following are FAQs about drug offenses that attorney Manley often hears from clients. If you don't see your specific question or if you need more information, call us right away to discuss your case free of charge.
- What are common drug charges?
- Should I consent to taking a drug test?
- Should I plead guilty?
- Can I file an appeal if I'm convicted?
- How much does it cost to hire a drug offense lawyer?
- Do I need a lawyer if I'm charged with a drug offense?
Most drug charges vary depending on the quantity and type of illegal drug. Charges involving cocaine or methamphetamines are normally more severe than charges involving marijuana. Some of the most common drug charges in Michigan involve:
- Drug possession
- Drug distribution
- Drug trafficking
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Should I consent to taking a drug test?
No. If you have a choice, don't volunteer to take a drug test if you're arrested for a drug-related charge.
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Should I plead guilty?
No. If you plead guilty to a drug charge, you will give up your right to pursue other legal options. You're innocent until proven guilty. Michigan's criminal justice system exists for a reason - to allow you and other people to plead your case and seek alternatives to lengthy prison sentences and significant fines.
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Can I file an appeal if I'm convicted?
Yes. Your case is not over if you are convicted. If you don't like the outcome of your drug conviction, you can formally request another judge or higher court to consider the case. However, it's important to understand that filing a successful appeal can be extremely complicated. Strict rules must be followed when filing an appeal. You need to meet certain deadlines. Attorney Manley can help with an appeal if you were convicted of a drug crime. If you were not happy with your attorney and need to hire an appeals lawyer, call (810) 238-0500 today.
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How much does it cost to hire a drug offense lawyer?
The question you should be asking yourself is how much will it cost you if you lose your case? A drug conviction can have dramatic consequences for the rest of your life. That's why it's important to have an experienced attorney on your side, fighting for your rights. Each drug case is unique. Some cases require more time and resources than others. We urge you to call us for a free consultation. After hearing the details, we will have a better idea of the cost of your defense. Attorney Manley offers various payment plans and accepts credit cards. He wants to work with you, no matter what your financial situation.
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Do I need a lawyer if I'm charged with a drug offense?
In almost all cases, the answer is yes. If you are facing the possibility of incarceration or hefty fines, you will want to have an experienced attorney on your side. The best drug defense attorneys can help you get your penalty reduced or your charges dismissed altogether. If the case goes to trial, the lawyer can present evidence, find holes in the prosecution's case and fight for your acquittal. Attorney Manley has a proven track record of success in the courtroom. He's proud of his case results and testimonials from satisfied clients. That's what drives him to work hard every single day - helping people just like you get their lives back on track.