What happens if you are charged with a felony, possession of cocaine?

It’s my first offence and it was a very small amount.

Asked on October 18, 2013 under Criminal Law, Michigan


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You need to hire an attorney as soon as possible here.  While using cocaine is a misdeameanor in Michigan, possession is a felony with serious implications. Cocaine is a Schedule 2 illegal narcotic in Michigan.  Here is what can happen:

Possession of under 50g of cocaine (felony): Jail term of up to 4 years and a possible fine of up to $25,000.

Possession of between 50g and 450g of cocaine (felony): Jail term of up to 20 years and fines of as much as $250,000.

Possession of between 450g and 1kg of cocaine (felony): Jail term of up to 30 years and a fine of up to $500,000.

Possession of over 1kg of cocaine (felony): Potential life imprisonment and a fine of up to $1,000,000.

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