Cocaine possession or distribution is prohibited in all states and typically elicits tough sentences upon conviction. Michigan cocaine laws usually charge even simple possession as a felony, but first-time offenders often have the opportunity to strike a plea bargain or enter a rehabilitation program in exchange for probation. As in other states, sale of cocaine to a minor or near school property can result in double penalties.
The following table lists the main provisions of Michigan's cocaine laws. See FindLaw's Drug Charges section to learn more.
|Code Section||333.7214; 333.7401, et seq.|
|Possession||First offense: possibility for probation (in lieu of prison), and/or drug rehabilitation; otherwise, penalties same as for possession with intent to distribute.
|Sale (Possession with intent to distribute)||(Felony charge) Under 50 g.: Up to 4 yrs. and/or $25,000; 50-450 g.: up to 20 yrs. and $250,000; 450 g - 1 kg.: up to 30 yrs. and $500,000; Over 1 kg.: life imprisonment and up to $1,000,000; sale to minor or near school property: up to double penalties|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Michigan drug crime attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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