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There are a variety of reasons individuals experiment or become addicted to drugs, such as: social history, genetic disposition, use by friends and/or family members, income level, how the individual handles stress, etc.  A list from most addictive to least addictive substances include:

1) Heroin – the most addictive substance.  Users often feel intense drug cravings and withdraw when denied this substance.
2) Crack Cocaine – crack is the most potent form of cocaine.  Due to the fact that the high lasts approximately 15 minutes, it leads to repeated use which speeds up the onset of addiction.

A person convicted of a drug possession offense in Michigan may qualify to have his or her record expunged at the time of sentencing.

In Michigan (for non federal cases) an individual who either pleads guilty or is found guilty of possession or use of a controlled substance, or possession or use of an imitation controlled substance for a second time, may be granted by the Court a special provision of the law called 7411 (also known as Michigan Compiled Law 333.7411) as long as he or she has not previously been convicted of a drug possession or delivery charge.  Under 7411 status the Court without entering a judgment of guilt may defer proceedings and place the individual on probation.  Probation would include the payment of fees and cost, and may (but does not have to) include conditions such as a jail sentence, drug/alcohol treatment, drug Court, drug/alcohol testing reporting to a probation officer and other standard terms and conditions of reporting or non-reporting probation.  If the person successfully completes the terms and conditions of probation ordered by the Court, the Court shall discharge the individual and dismiss the proceedings without an adjudication of guilt.  An individual in Michigan has only 1 opportunity in life for 7411 status.  However, an individual charged with multiple drug charges as part of the same case (for example, a person charged with being in possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine at the same time) can receive 7411 status for all the drug offenses incurred at that time.
For any criminal offense, your best bet is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer, such as Attorney Daniel Hilf from the law firm of Hilf & Hilf, PLC.

Drug offenses in Michigan can be prosecuted by State prosecutors, cities, or in Federal Court. This blog does not address Federal drug charges.  For any drug offense it is important to retain a great lawyer, such as attorney Daniel Hilf.

The basic elements of the crime of possession of a controlled substance are:

(1)     The Defendant possessed a controlled substance;