Drug Crimes Attorney In Anoka, Minnesota
In Minnesota, a person can be charged with a drug crime if they are in the possession of drugs and if they manufacture, sell or distribute them. The types of illegal drugs considered in this are cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Prescription drugs are also included in this when they are used by someone other than the prescribed or not used as prescribed.
A person can also be convicted for possessing, manufacturing, or selling a substance that is made to look like an illegal drug. Doctors have even been charged if it is believed they are prescribing pain medications for financial gain.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is important to speak with an Eagan drug crimes attorney as soon as possible in order to defend your rights in court and so you can achieve the best outcome in the case.
Experience Defending Against All Drug Charges
Most drug crimes are charged as felonies and the penalties depend on the type of drug involved, as well as quantity. It also depends on whether the offender is charged with possession, sale, or manufacture. Sentences are enhancable, which means the charges can be aggravated if drugs are sold to minors or a gun was used during the drug crime.
Here are some case types that we handle:
- Possession of substances with the intent to manufacture drugs
- Importing controlled substances
- Transporting and trafficking narcotics
- Prescription fraud
- Cultivating or growing marijuana
- Anhydrous Ammonia prohibited conduct
- Drug paraphernalia possession
- Possession of a prescription drug without a valid prescription
- Sale of prescription drugs, such as Valium, Vicodin, Celexa, anti-anxiety, and anti-depressant medication
Fighting Drug Crime Penalties
The severity of the penalty depends on the severity of the crime and the severity of the crime determines the charge. It is possible for your Anoka criminal defense lawyer to have the charges reduced or to show that you were innocent and have the charges dropped. Even if the charges aren’t dropped, it is possible to be acquitted. If there is merit to the charges, then they can be reduced. This means a reduction in penalties if convicted. The maximum penalties can include a prison sentence of up to 30 years and a $1 million fine. The maximum for a fifth degree drug charge can come with five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000. If the charge is importing a controlled substance, then the prison sentence can be as long as 35 years and over $1/2 million in fines. The penalties for drug crimes are very harsh and that is why you need to have the ability to fight them. Successfully fighting them can mean getting to your life much sooner than you would otherwise.