There are many drug offenses. Some are serious, including drug trafficking and drug manufacturing, while others are relatively minor. Despite however minor a drug charge may seem, though, it can still wreak havoc on your life. Therefore, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the law so that you can properly defend against any drug charges you may face. This week, we will look at what, exactly, is drug paraphernalia.
Last week we discussed an incident where four Michiganders were taken into custody for their alleged part in a carding scheme. Fraud is a very serious criminal offense, and those faced with such allegations may be in for quite a battle. Though the criminal justice system promises that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty, with an ever active press and overwhelming allegations from the police and prosecutors, it you can easily feel like you have to prove your innocence.
In our digital age, criminal law has expanded exponentially. New criminal offenses have been created and old ones have taken on new meanings. Therefore, it is important that Michigan residents stay informed on the law so they know how they can prevent running afoul of it and, in the event that they are accused of criminal wrongdoing, they know how to ensure they are treated fairly.
As many Michiganders know, and as last week's post highlighted, drug charges are serious. The arrest process can be frightening, and you might become fearful for your future when you learn of the potential penalties you could face. Though confronting an aggressive prosecution may seem daunting, if you are facing drug crime allegations, it is imperative that you create a criminal defense strategy that works best for you given the facts of your situation.
All criminal charges should be taken seriously. However, those related to drug offenses should be especially worrisome. A criminal conviction for such a crime could lead to years, even decades behind bars, fines that could reach into the tens of thousands of dollars, and perhaps irreparable damage to an individual's reputation. A drug crime conviction may disallow an individual from finding work, a place to live, and acquiring an education. Therefore, those who face drug charges should be ready to mount an aggressive and unyielding criminal defense.