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What are the Drug Trafficking Laws for Detroit Michigan?

Citizens accused of drug trafficking in Detroit, Michigan generally can face some of the harshest penalties of the law. This is because drug trafficking – delivery or distribution of illegal substances – usually carries stiffer penalties than: drug manufacturing or growing, and possession or use. Typically those accused of drug trafficking are carrying large quantities of illegal drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines and pharmaceuticals, across county, state and national borders. When this happens, federal law enforcement agencies – like the DEA and FBI – usually get involved, increasing the severity of the felony, both in terms of money and jail time.

Most drug trafficking charges in Michigan carry at least 20 years to life in prison with fines ranging between $25,000 to $1,000,000. The severity of the penalty will differ depending on:

  • The amount of drugs in your possession:
    • Less than  50 grams cocaine can equal around 20 years in prison with a $25,000 fine
    • Between 5 – 45 kilograms of marijuana can equal around 10 years in prison with a $500,000 fine
    • Any amount of methamphetamines or ecstasy can equal around 20 years in prison with a $25,000 fine
    • If you were selling the drugs around a school
    • If you were selling the drugs to a minor
    • If you were carrying a firearm
    • If this is your first drug conviction

If you’re charged with drug trafficking in Detroit, Michigan, you need the best legal defense team available. At Nessel & Kessel Law in Detroit, Michigan, we’ve represented hundreds of citizens charged with drug trafficking in Detroit, Michigan. We’re willing to take the time to give you the best legal defense possible to help reduce your charges to drug possession. It takes a lot of work by the prosecutors to show that just because you had a large quantity of drugs in your possession, you intended to sell them. Nessel & Kessel Law will take the time to listen to your case and put in any amount of work necessary to prove flaws in the prosecution’s charges and help prove your innocence – such as mishandling of the drugs, illegally entering the crime scene, etc … Contact Nessel & Kessel Law for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.

Contact Nessel & Kessel Law in Detroit, Michigan for quality and compassionate legal representation that will ease your anxiety and make sure you and your family’s best interests are taken care of.  Nessel & Kessel Law in Detroit, Michigan will take listen to your case and give you the individual attention you deserve during these trying times.

About Nessel and Kessel

With more than two decades of experience, Nessel & Kessel Law is one of Michigan’s premiere litigation firms.  Nessel & Kessel Law’s experience includes all Detroit, Michigan misdemeanor and felony charges, assault, auto theft, criminal sexual conduct, domestic violence, drug possession and trafficking, expungements, homicides, manslaughter, internet crimes, larcenies, home invasions, breaking and entering, probation violations, retail fraud, drunk driving, license restoration, traffic tickets, divorce, annulment and legal separations, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support, restraining orders, personal protection orders, paternity, prenuptial and postnuptial, gay and lesbian family law issues, civil rights and constitutional violations, false imprisonment, forfeiture actions, police brutality, premises liability, wrongful arrest and wrongful death. Nessel Defense Law is located in Detroit, Michigan in the Penobscot building on the corner of Griswold and West Congress Street.

Contact Dana Nessel or Chris Kessel today at 313—556-2300 for an in-depth and confidential consultation regarding your rights


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