Controlled Substances

Anoka Controlled Substances Lawyer & Attorney

Controlled substance drug charges are very serious and, depending on the charge, you could be imprisoned for a long period of time, pay fines, and pay a wide range of other consequences.  If you or a loved one has been charged with a controlled substance drug crime, it is important to hire an Anoka criminal defense attorney who is experienced with drug crimes and who has the resources to obtain the best possible results.

Experienced & Aggressive Representation

Simply possessing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell are the most common controlled substance charges. Individuals have also been charged with manufacturing these drugs or the trafficking of them.

If you are found in possession of a controlled substance, you will be charged with one of five charges. There is a sixth charge that exists if you are found to be in possession of less than 42.5 grams of marijuana. The other charges range from first degree possession of a controlled substance to fifth degree possession of a controlled substance. The degree that you are charged with heavily depends on the quantity of the drug in your possession and any other factors that are present at the time of the arrest.

When it comes to possession with the intent to sell, the charge can be more serious than simply possessing the drug. If a police officer finds a controlled substance in your possession and they also find baggies and materials used when selling such drugs, then they will charge you with the intent to sell because that is how it appears. The sale and distribution of any kind of drug is very serious and can result in federal charges if the drugs crossed state lines.

Helping You Achieve A Fair Result

If drugs are found in a vehicle, the vehicle can be forfeited. Any time property is believed to be used as a tool in a drug crime, it can be taken by law enforcement. Even if the property has a lien on it, it can still be taken. However, you and your Anoka criminal defense lawyer can fight go get your property back, but you only have a specific amount of time to do submit the request.

As for the actual criminal charge, the consequences, if convicted, can involve prison time, fines, probation, rehabilitation, and other penalties. Your attorney will fight on your behalf to make sure you receive the most favorable outcome. This can involve the charges being reduced and, in some cases, it is possible for charges to be dismissed or a person acquitted. The primary goal is to obtain the best possible result.