Minneapolis Drug Charges Defense Attorney
Being charged with a third-degree or fourth-degree drug crime is devastating. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the charge. This uncertainty revolves around the present and the future. While these charges are not as serious as first-degree drug charges and second-degree drug charges, they can still be classified as felony drug crimes. With the help of an experienced Minneapolis drug charges defense attorney, you can navigate your case with confidence and rest assured that you have someone in your corner fighting for the best outcome.
Judith A. Samson has two decades of experience fighting for the rights of her clients and securing the best outcomes in their drug crimes cases.
Solid Defense against Third-Degree Drug Crime Charges
A third-degree controlled substances charge is still considered a felony. The following are examples of why a third-degree drug charge may occur:
- Selling drugs containing a narcotic.
- The sale of hallucinogens in packages that equate to 10 or more dosage units one or more times within a 90-day period.
- Unlawfully selling a Schedule, 1, II, or II controlled substance, except narcotics, to a person under the age of 18.
- Conspiring to employee someone under the age of 18 to sell drugs.
- Selling five kg or more of Tetrahydrocannabinols or marijuana on one or more occasions within a 90-day period.
- Possessing cocaine, meth, or heroin on one or more occasions within the past 90 days.
- Possessing ten grams or more of a narcotic.
- Possessing ten kg or more of marijuana.
This is not a complete list of what can lead to a third-degree drug crime charge but provides a look at how a charge is based on intent, drug type, and quantity of the drug. Drug trafficking, manufacturing, and distribution also factor into the exact charge if those acts are believed to have occurred.
Quality Defense Against Fourth-Degree Drug Charges
A fourth-degree controlled substance charge is not as serious as third-degree, but can also be charged as a felony and involve very stiff penalties if convicted. Examples of what can constitute fourth-degree drug charges include:
- Selling a Schedule 1, II, or III drug.
- Selling a Schedule IV or V controlled substance to someone under the age of 18
- Conspiring to hire someone under the age of 18 to sell Schedule IV or V controlled substance.
- Selling any amount of marijuana in a public housing zone, school zone, or near a drug treatment facility.
A Strategic Criminal Defense
When you turn to Judith Samson to take on your defense, you can count on her working hard for you. She will fight for your rights and your future by using the facts and the law. As a highly-experienced Minneapolis drug charges defense attorney, she will give you the information you need when you need it so you can make informed decisions that influence the outcome of your case. She will also make sure that you are never alone throughout the entire legal process.
Contact A Minneapolis Drug Charges Defense Attorney
If you or a loved one has been charged with a third-degree drug crime or a fourth-degree drug crime, it is important to secure the legal representation you need to achieve the best result in your case. When you have a powerful advocate in your corner, you strengthen the chances of moving into the future sooner rather than later. To learn more about your rights, options and how Judith A. Samson, Attorney At Law can help you, call 612-333-8001 to request a free consultation.