Cocaine FAQs

1) What drug class is cocaine classified under?

Answer: Cocaine is classified as a schedule l narcotic. Drugs in this category have no currently accepted medical treatment in the United States. In addition, schedule l drugs are known to be extremely addictive and pose a high potential for abuse.

2) How is crack cocaine different then just cocaine?

Answer: Crack cocaine is essentially just a powder form of cocaine that is mixed with different additives and then heated up. Since crack cocaine has additives in it, it is not pure. Additives are typically added to increase the volume of the product.

3) Is cocaine considered a narcotic?

Answer: Yes, cocaine is considered a narcotic because it is a substance that affects one's mood or behavior.

4) Is cocaine use a misdemeanor or felony in Michigan?

Answer: Cocaine use is taken very seriously in Michigan. If you have been charged with cocaine use then you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help fight your case. Cocaine use is considered a felony in the state of Michigan. Therefore, if you are found guilty then you would be facing harsh penalties. In addition, if you are found in possession of cocaine you will be facing harsh penalties. The penalty will vary based on criminal history and amount in possession.

5) What is the punishment for cocaine possession?

Answer: The penalty for possession of cocaine use in Michigan varies depending on the amount of cocaine found on you. However, the maximum penalty for possession less than 25 grams is 4 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine.

6) Is cocaine trafficking and/or manufacturing a misdemeanor or felony in Michigan?

Answer: The delivery of control substances in Michigan is considered a felony. Typically the sentence for cocaine trafficking / manufacturing is more severe then what it is for cocaine use. As always we would recommend that if you are facing cocaine trafficking or manufacturing charges that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

7)How long does it take cocaine to leave the body?

Answer: Everyone is different, but generally cocaine leaves the body within a day or two.

8) Why is cocaine illegal?

Answer: Cocaine is illegal because it has negative side effects on the body. It is a powerfully addictive drug that over time if used can cause health issues.