What is the name of your state? Michigan
My 21 year old son has been charged in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, with a felony: Possession of a Controlled Substance/Analogue, Statute MCL 333.7402B-A. In April, 2007 the apartment he shared with 3 other college students was raided by police officers with a warrant. Apparently they suspected one of his roommates of drug dealing. My son and this roommate were present at the time. The officers found several drugs and an unregistered handgun in the roommate's bedroom. They asked my son if he had anything illegal in his room. He turned over one capsule of Adderall (no prescription) to an officer. He cooperated with the officers at that time and on subsequent occasions. He found out this week that he is facing the above charge. The roommate has also been charged - not sure of the particulars. My son has contacted the public defender office but has not met with them yet. His preliminary hearing is in 2 weeks. My son had a prior DUI conviction 2 years ago. What is the likely outcome of this case if he pleads guilty? Should he plead guilty? Should he stay with the PD or contact a private attorney? Thanks.