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Joseph A. Simon, Criminal Defense Attorney

“His cross-examination is unreal.  His ability to see two steps ahead is magical to watch.” - Client’s parent
“He was a mastermind of how to bring about the truth… He was able to protect my child’s reputation.” - Client’s parent
“There isn’t a more well-prepared attorney I’ve ever seen... He puts the same care into a drunk driving case as he does a capital case.” - Retired Judge
“Mr. Simon proved to be an outstanding attorney who has a clear grasp of the law as well as the court system.” - Client’s husband
“Joe went above and beyond our expectations as a counselor. He was instrumental in protecting my son's reputation both in and outside the courthouse.” - Client’s parent
“Joe Simon is AMAZING. As a parent of a son who was facing the scariest time in his life, Joe came highly recommended and exceeded all expectations.” - Client’s parent
“Simon is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Ann Arbor, say his peers” - Ann Arbor Observer
“Mr. Simon and his office resources will do everything in the power of the law to take your case on and offer the best possible outcome.” - Past client
Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Attorney, Joseph A. Simon

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon

Drug Crimes Defense

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon aggressively defends drug crimes in Washtenaw County, including Ann Arbor, Saline, Chelsea, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township and the surrounding counties of Lenawee, Livingston, Jackson, and Wayne.

Drug offenses in Michigan range from misdemeanors to serious felonies with collateral consequences, including driver license sanctions and possible deportation for non-US citizens.  Drug offenses include possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of opiates, possession of analogues and other controlled substances.  Penalties are enhanced for the sale, delivery or possession with intent to distribute the same. Moreover, in Michigan, the delivery of a controlled substance that results in another person’s serious injury or death is a felony carrying a possible life sentence.

In November 2018, Michigan voters legalized recreational marijuana by passing the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (MRTMA).  The law allows a person 21 years or older to possess, use or consume, internally possess, purchase, transport, or process 2.5 ounces or less of marijuana. It also allows a person over 21 to grow and process up to 12 plants, if the plants are not visible from a public place.  The law allows a person to give away, without receiving payment, up to 2.5 ounces to someone over 21 years old, if the transfer is not advertised or promoted to the public.

The law does NOT allow: operating or being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana; giving or transferring marijuana to someone under 21; someone under 21 to possess or use marijuana; consuming or smoking marijuana in public unless in a designated area; possessing marijuana or smoking accessories on school grounds.

In over 30 years of criminal defense practice, Joseph A. Simon has successfully helped thousands of people charged with drug offenses, aggressively challenging illegal searches and seizures, unlawful arrests, and selective enforcement of laws.  Our office defends drug charges for possession, manufacture, and delivery/distribution. Contact our firm at 734-887-6200 to see why so many people in Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Jackson counties charged or investigated for drug offenses have chosen Mr. Simon to be their defense attorney and protector of their freedom and reputation.