Don't Mess Around When It Comes To Heroin Charges

With opioid addiction becoming a major problem nationwide, heroin crime charges are on the rise in Michigan. Due to strict sentencing guidelines, a heroin crime conviction can result in significant jail or prison time, probation and steep monetary fines — and that's just the beginning.

At G. M. Gabry Law, we know the importance of having proper representation in drug crime cases in Kalamazoo and Portage. As a former prosecutor, our lead attorney, Gary Michael Gabry, knows what it takes to fight your heroin charges. With over 35 years of experience, we have the know-how to help you through the various facets of your court case and provide you with the necessary tools to achieve the best possible outcome.

What Type Of Charges Could You Face When Charged With Heroin Crimes?

Heroin is a Schedule 1 controlled substance that is illegal in all states. A synthesized form of morphine, heroin is an extremely addictive drug that often creates a tolerance quickly, which can result in the user requiring more and more to achieve the same results. While heroin use can result in a number of different charges being filed against you, some of the most common heroin-related charges include:

  • Possession — Possession charges can be brought against a defendant if they are caught with heroin on their person, vehicle or home, in a quantity that would most likely be for private use. Possession charges can result in probation, court-ordered rehabilitation and jail or prison time.
  • Sales and distribution — Being charged with the sale of heroin or the possession with intent to distribute usually occurs when a defendant is caught selling heroin, in possession of heroin prepared for sale or in possession of a quantity that would most likely be for distribution. Being charged with selling heroin can result in a significant jail or prison sentence.
  • Manufacturing — Manufacturing heroin can be charged if a defendant is found to be making heroin with the intent to distribute. Manufacturing charges typically result in long jail or prison sentences at either the state or federal level.

Maximum sentences for heroin crimes can be severe, so it is essential to contact an experienced, aggressive criminal defense lawyer to prepare you for the court process and negotiate on your behalf.

We Can Help You Fight Your Heroin Charges

At G. M. Gabry Law, we know that heroin addiction is a disease and will fight for our clients to help them get the treatment they need and do our best to protect them against the severe sentences that can come from heroin charges. With our experience and dedication to your well-being, we can help you:

  • Seek dismissal of unnecessary charges
  • Negotiate to help reduce charges or sentencing
  • Push for treatment options when appropriate

If you have been charged with heroin possession or another heroin-related crime in the Portage or Kalamazoo area, having the right legal counsel in your corner can help you negotiate the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us online, or call 269-389-9113 today to schedule your free consultation and ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process.