Felony Manufacture Charges Result in a Simple Fine. | Shyler Engel, PLLC

February 26, 2014
A Shyler Engel, PLLC medical marijuana client was found to be significantly over his plant count and in possession of edibles and many jars and tubes of cannabis oil. Making matters worse, the client was in possession of scales and other tools and items used for processing and distributing larger quantities of marijuana. He was charged with felony manufacture charges and a two year felony maintaining a drug house charge. Although he was arguably without protection under Section 4 of the MMMA, Shyler Engel asserted his client’s right to an affirmative defense for medical use, and the prosecutor eventually agreed to the lowest severity marijuana plea available in Michigan. Next, Shyler Engel worked on the judge to get his client the best terms of probation and testing possible. Explaining to the judge that by virtue of his status as a patient, the client would be permitted to use marijuana while on probation, the judge decided it would be best to simply give the client a sentence of fines and costs of $175. No felonies. No jail. No probation. No testing.