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Driving Related Drug Crimes | Minneapolis Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer

Minneapolis Drug Crimes Defense Attorney | Driving Related Drug Crimes

Drugged driving is the act of driving while under the influence of drugs. This is just as serious as driving under the influence of alcohol, so it is taken seriously by law enforcement. A person driving under the influence of marijuana, meth, cocaine, or another controlled substance could be facing an offense that leads to vehicle forfeiture, license revocation, jail time, and high fines. If you or a loved one has been charged with a driving-related drug crime, you need a Minneapolis drug crimes defense lawyer in your corner.

Judith A. Samson is an experienced and dedicated criminal attorney who will fight drug charges. Even if you feel there is no chance that you can receive a satisfactory outcome in your case, you may be surprised at what the smallest detail can do in your favor. With the right attorney in your corner, a significant difference can be made in the outcome of your case.

Fighting Drugged Driving Charges In Minnesota

The goal is to receive the best outcome for you. Minnesota Statutes Section 169A.20 says that drugged driving occurs when a person is operating a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance or any substance that affects the nervous system, muscles, or brain. Such an influence can affect a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. If a person is found to be impaired, a DWI charge is filed.

Minnesota has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to finding controlled substances in a person’s system after being pulled over in a traffic stop. In other words, a person doesn’t have to display any impairment to be charged with a

The zero-tolerance policy doesn’t apply to marijuana or Dany element of marijuana. It also doesn’t apply to any drugs that aren’t listed as Schedule 1 or schedule II drugs. This means there has to be a visible impairment to be charged with a DWI.

Strategic Driving Related Drug Crime Defense

Ms. Samson will look at what occurred during the arrest to determine if there were any rights violations or if the arrest was unlawfully carried out. For instance, you may not have been impaired but arrested for DWI for having a non-Schedule I or non-Schedule II drug in your system. There are different strategies that can be used by a skilled Minneapolis drug crimes defense lawyer.

Contact A Minneapolis Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer

A person can be charged with DUI without alcohol being involved. Driving while under the influence of drugs can cause impairment that is just as bad as driving while under the influence of alcohol. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI related to being under the influence of drugs, call Judith A. Samson, Attorney at Law at 612-333-8001 to request a free consultation.

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Type of Charge: 3rd DWI

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Final Deposition: Plead to a 4th degree DWI

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Over 20 years experienced criminal defense representation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Our office is located in downtown Minneapolis in the Flour Exchange Building.

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