Joseph A. Simon, MICHIGAN CRIMINAL defense attorney

Defending Drug Charges With Excellence For Over 30 Years. Local, Experienced, Established.

Joseph A. Simon Named a Michigan 2020 Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorney by Leading Lawyers Magazine, Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers.

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  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance
  • Manufacture a Controlled Substance
  • Drug Delivery Defenses
  • Drug Manufacturing Defenses
  • Heroin Possession/Use
  • Cocaine Possession/Use
  • Morphine Possession/Use
  • Amphetamines Possession Defense/Use
  • Prescription Fraud

Drug offenses in Michigan range from misdemeanors to serious felonies with collateral consequences, including driver license sanctions and possible deportation for non-US citizens. Drug offenses include possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of opiates, possession of analogues and other controlled substances.  Penalties are enhanced for the sale, delivery or possession with intent to distribute the same. Moreover, in Michigan, the delivery of a controlled substance that results in another person’s serious injury or death is a felony carrying a possible life sentence.

In November 2018, Michigan voters legalized recreational marijuana by passing the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (MRTMA).  The law allows a person 21 years or older to possess, use or consume, internally possess, purchase, transport, or process 2.5 ounces or less of marijuana. It also allows a person over 21 to grow and process up to 12 plants, if the plants are not visible from a public place.  The law allows a person to give away, without receiving payment, up to 2.5 ounces to someone over 21 years old, if the transfer is not advertised or promoted to the public.

The law does NOT allow: operating or being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana; giving or transferring marijuana to someone under 21; someone under 21 to possess or use marijuana; consuming or smoking marijuana in public unless in a designated area; possessing marijuana or smoking accessories on school grounds.

In over 30 years of criminal defense practice, Joseph A. Simon has successfully helped thousands of people charged with drug offenses, aggressively challenging illegal searches and seizures, unlawful arrests, and selective enforcement of laws.  Our office defends drug charges for possession, manufacture, and delivery/distribution. Contact our firm at 734-887-6200 to see why so many people in Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Jackson counties charged or investigated for drug offenses have chosen Mr. Simon to be their defense attorney to protect their freedom and reputation.

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Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon handles all criminal defense matters primarily in Washtenaw County but also service all surrounding counties. Contact us to receive a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys.

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