Charges related to drug possession, manufacturing and trafficking are taken very seriously by law enforcement and prosecutors in Michigan. Authorities are determined to convict a person involved in criminal drug behaviors and often use their extensive resources to pursue convictions. This is why it is so important for a person who is facing charges of drug crimes in Michigan to also take the situation very seriously and work with a defense attorney throughout the process.
Often times, an arrest for drug-related crimes stems from something as simple and routine as a traffic stop. However, police look for any sign of suspicious behavior so that they can search a person's car, where they hope to uncover unlawful drugs. If this happens, police officers can stack up charges against a person and increase the possibility that he or she will eventually plead guilty to at least one charge.