Drug Possession and Delivery Offenses
Attitudes in Michigan are changing rapidly as it relates to the possession and use of Marijuana. The current state of the law still carries significant penalties, including misdemeanor convictions and license suspension, for the possession of Marijuana. These are not cases to be addressed casually. In the State of Michigan it is important to have an experienced attorney to defend charges of possession or delivery of a controlled substance. The penalties and impact on your life can be severe. Brandt & Dehncke, PLLC, has the experience and credibility with the Courts to provide rigorous defense.
Charge – Attempted Resisting & Obstructing, Possession of Marijuana
Forfeiture – $4,900.00 and a hold on out-of state bank account
On June 13, 2018, Defendant was stopped by Michigan State Police Troopers for driving in the passing lane on I-94. At the stop, the troopers claimed they could smell Marijuana. Defendant was the driver and was ordered out of the vehicle. Defendant then reached into his back seat to get his phone. Defendant was arrested for attempting to Resist and Obstruct an officer as he did not get out of the car as fast as the troopers wanted and Possession of Marijuana as the troopers found nearly 20 grams of Marijuana. The Michigan State Police Troopers also took all of Defendant’s money ($4,900.00) claiming that it was drug proceeds and froze all of his out-of-state bank accounts.
On September 5, 2018, Mr. Brandt got both the Possession of Marijuana and Attempted Resisting & Obstructing dismissed and Defendant plead guilty to Disorderly Conduct and was given a fine.
On September 5, 2019, Mr. Brandt fought the forfeiture and, after sending Interrogatories to the Michigan State Police, the forfeiture case was dismissed. Defendant got all of his money back and the holds on all of his bank accounts were lifted.
Charge – Unlawful Driving Away Motor Vehicle
On May 27, 2019, a citizen complained to the Blackman-Leoni Public Safety Department that their vehicle had been stolen by Defendant. Defendant was arrested and interviewed by a Blackman-Leoni Public Safety Officer. Defendant denied having stolen the van.
Mr. Brandt fought the charges at Preliminary Examination. At that Preliminary Examination it was revealed that the owner had given the vehicle to a friend to use. The friend was loaning the vehicle out for drug money. The Defendant had been accused to cover that up.
On October 2, 2019, all charges were dismissed.
Charge – Possession of Controlled Substance
On July 22, 2019, Blackman-Leoni Public Safety Department officers were dispatched to a person sitting in a vehicle. The dispatch said that the person had been in the vehicle for two hours. Officers found Defendant in the car apparently asleep. A search of the vehicle resulted in police finding alcohol and prescription drugs.
Mr. Brandt got the charges dismissed at Preliminary Examination by showing that Defendant had a valid prescription for the controlled substances.
On November 15, 2019, the charges were dismissed.