Delivery Of Controlled Substance / Possession With Intent To Deliver A Controlled Substance

Elements of Offense - Ann Arbor, MI - Washtenaw County

The crime of Delivery of a Controlled Substance/Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance is committed when a person is in illegal possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance and actually delivers, attempts to deliver, or assists in the delivery of, that controlled substance to another person. Such drugs as Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Vicodin are Schedule I and II controlled substances. The person charged with this offense has to exercise some control over the controlled substance or its delivery to be convicted of this offense. The person charged with this crime also has to know that the controlled substance was present and know that it was an illegal controlled substance when involved in the delivery of it. If the delivery of the controlled substance occurs on school grounds or within 1000 feet of school property, the sentencing consequences are more serious.

The sentencing consequences for a conviction of Delivery of a Controlled Substance/Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance depends on how much of the drug was involved in the transaction. Delivery of less than 50 grams of cocaine is a felony offense punishable by up to 5 years in prison. A typical sentence for this offense in Washtenaw County will be some time in jail time with supervised probation. However, someone convicted of prior drug offenses may likely spend time in prison for this offense. A person convicted of this offense will very likely lose his/her driver license for 1 year.

The sentencing consequences for a conviction of Delivery of a Controlled Substance/Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance involving between 50 grams to 450 grams of a controlled substance is punishable by up to 20 years in prison or a fine of up to $250,000.00. A typical sentence in Washtenaw County for this offense will be 4-8 years in prison.

The sentencing consequences for a conviction of Delivery of a Controlled Substance/Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance involving between 450 grams to 1,000 grams of a controlled substance is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $500,000.00. A typical sentence for this offense in Washtenaw County will be 10-12 years in prison.

The sentencing consequences for a conviction of Delivery of a Controlled Substance/Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance involving more than 1,000 grams of a controlled substance is punishable by life in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. A typical sentence for this offense in Washtenaw County will be 15-25 years in prison.