Minneapolis Drug Crimes Lawyer
Controlled substances are dangerous when consumed, so they can result in very serious criminal charges if a person is found in possession of them, selling them, distributing them in any way, or trafficking them across state lines.
If you or a loved one has been accused of any type of controlled substance-related crime, it is important to speak to an experienced Minneapolis drug crimes lawyer as soon as possible. This is so you know your rights, options, and what to expect next. You will also receive quality representation designed to obtain the best possible results for you.
Fighting Controlled Substance Charges
Many individuals make the mistake of accepting the charges against them and pleading guilty or just taking whatever the court has to throw at them. They feel that because they may have committed the crime that they have to sit back and take everything that the system wants to do to them. The fact is that this isn’t true. You do not have to sit back and take it and you do not have to accept the maximum consequences. Your attorney will look for factors that show that you do not deserve the maximum penalties.
As for the types of controlled substance drug crimes that you may be accused of, they include:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Sale of a controlled substance
- Intent to sell
- Trafficking of a controlled substance
Naturally, simple possession of a controlled substance is going to result in a lesser charge than selling a drug to a minor in a schoolyard. Selling the drug to a minor is going to be more serious than selling it to an adult, just as selling it in a park or on school property is going to be more serious than selling it in an alley. The authorities look at many elements of the matter, but your attorney will go even deeper to secure the best result.
Tactical Drug Crimes Defense
Your St. Paul drug crimes attorney will take a tactical approach to your case. For instance, you may be accused with the intent to sell when you did not intend to do so at all. Law enforcement tends to base this assumption off of the presence of scales and baggies. It can be shown that there is no proof that those tools were not so you could package the drugs for yourself. While the act is still serious, you could secure a lesser sentence so that you can move on with your life much sooner than you would otherwise.
Contact A Minneapolis Drug Crimes Attorney
Controlled substance crimes come in many different forms, but the penalties after conviction are always serious. However, there may be elements of your case that warrant you not receiving the maximum penalties. In fact, there may be factors that show you are innocent of the crime you are accused of. Whatever the reason for the accusation, you deserve a quality criminal defense. To find out how you can secure that defense, call Judith A. Samson at 612-333-8001 to secure a free consultation.