Defending You Against Prescription Drug Crimes In Michigan

As prescription drug abuse has risen across the state of Michigan, so have the number of arrests and indictments related to illegal possession, use or distribution of a prescription drug. Make no mistake: illegal use and sale of prescription drugs can be just as serious as possession and distribution of other illicit substances.

At G. M. Gabry Law, our lead drug crimes defense attorney, Gary Michael Gabry, has almost four decades of legal experience in Kalamazoo and Portage. With over 15 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney — and over 20 years' experience as a criminal prosecutor — Mr. Gabry has the unique background needed to get your prescription drug charges reduced or dismissed.

Understanding The Potential Penalties You Face For Illegal Prescription Drug Use And Distribution

Many defendants mistakenly believe that possession, use and distribution of prescription drugs is a less serious offense than analogous use of other illicit substances such as cocaine or methamphetamine. However, without a proper prescription, the mere possession of prescription drugs can result in a felony charge. For example, possession of just 10 pills of oxycodone (i.e., OxyContin) could result in four years in prison, a fine of $25,000 and a felony conviction on your record. Similar charges may be brought if you possess any of the following drugs without a valid prescription:

  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Vicodin
  • Methadone
  • Demerol
  • Hydrocodone
  • Dilaudid

If you've been charged with any prescription drug-related crime, G. M. Gabry Law can help. Gary's years of experience working with prescription drug offenders on both sides of the law has given him intimate knowledge of Michigan's drug statutes, and his well-known negotiation skills may be able to help you avoid serious consequences.

What You Can Do If You've Been Charged With A Prescription Drug Crime

While it can seem hopeless if you are facing serious criminal penalties for a prescription drug crime, there are potentially valid defense that you can raise to reduce your charge or avoid charges altogether. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you navigate these possible defenses, from Fourth Amendment violations to issues with the validity of drug testing.

If you are facing charges related to any prescription drug crime in Michigan, enlisting proper legal representation may make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. G. M. Gabry Law has experience representing those accused of prescription drug crimes. Call us today at 269-389-9113, or contact us online to discuss your defense options. From our office in Portage, we represent people throughout Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan.