Charged With A Drug Crime? We Will Defend You

Were you recently arrested for drug possession? Are allegations of illegal drug use jeopardizing your job, family life or freedom?

People of all ages and from all walks of life can find themselves in serious legal trouble because of drug crime charges. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time, a bad choice or a mistake should not lead to a permanent blemish on your life.

Applying Experienced Criminal Defense Skills To Your Defense

At the Ann Arbor law firm of Dawid & Gatti, PLLC, our skilled lawyers have more than 20 years of criminal law experience. We know how to accurately assess your situation and provide you with knowledgeable guidance through the criminal defense process. We handle all types of drug charges, including:

  • Possession of an illegal drug such as heroin, marijuana
  • Use of a prohibited drug
  • Illegal use of prescription drugs
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution

Alternatives For Young Adults And First-Time Offenders

If you are found to be in possession of even a small amount of an illegal drug, your continued schooling, job opportunities and financial assistance may be in jeopardy. If you are a young adult or if this is your first time facing criminal charges, you may qualify for special treatment.

  • The first-time offender diversion program (often referred to as the 7411 law) is an option for certain first-time offenders who are facing less serious drug crime charges. The judge in your case may choose to apply non-criminal penalties in certain circumstances.
  • The Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA) provides a "second chance" to young people who are convicted of certain crimes. If a youthful offender is granted HYTA status, the offense will not appear as a conviction on his or her permanent record.

Michigan colleges provide limited legal services to their enrolled students. This program typically covers minor in possession (MIP) charges. If you or your child is facing more serious criminal charges, contact us to learn about your options.

Don't Wait ~ Call Now For A Free Consultation With A Michigan Lawyer

With all of the options and possible outcomes to a drug charge in Michigan, it is important to seek help from a skilled defense attorney at Dawid & Gatti, PLLC.

Contact us in Ann Arbor by calling 734-794-3966 or by sending us an email. Your initial consultation with our defense attorneys is free, and you are under no obligation to hire us after our meeting. We represent clients throughout Washtenaw County and elsewhere in southeast Michigan.