Sep
29

The Best Defenses Against MN Drug Crimes

The possession of drugs in Minnesota is a serious crime, but your sentence if found guilty can range quite a bit.

Drug crimes can be misdemeanors or felonies, depending on how much of a controlled substance you are found with and what substance it is. And being arrested for having drugs is a stressful and shocking experience for many people – and they’re not sure what they need to do.

A skilled defense attorney is your first step to protecting your reputation and staying out of prison for drug crimes in Minnesota. No two drug cases are identical, but a knowledgeable attorney can  assess the facts of your case and help you formulate the best defense possible.

Here are some [...]

Aug
17

When Do Legal Drugs Become Illegal in MN?

Every state has its own specific laws and penalties when it comes to controlled substances. In Minnesota, substances such as marijuana that are legal in other states become illegal once you cross the Minnesota state line.

It’s valuable for citizens to understand the drug laws in the state so that they can stay compliant, but it’s also important to understand that some drugs may start as legal but become illegal in certain circumstances.

So, when do legal drugs become illegal in Minnesota? Read on to find out.

What Substances are Illegal in Minnesota?

In our state, there are many substances that are considered controlled substances. These are chemicals or drugs that are illegal to possess or manufacture, and their use [...]

Jul
1

MN Drug Possession: Are Car Passengers At Risk of Arrest?

Everyone has been a passenger in another person’s car. When you get a ride from someone or accompany a friend or family member somewhere, the last thing you expect is that it could end in criminal charges for you – but it can happen.

If a vehicle in which you are the passenger is pulled over and searched, and drugs are found – what kind of legal jeopardy can you as a passenger be in? The answer is not as clear as you may hope or think. Read on to find out what you need to know as a passenger and your rights in a case regarding drug possession charges.

What Is Drug Possession in Minnesota?

The first thing you [...]

Feb
17

What Are Aggravating Factors in a MN Drug Crimes Case?

In Minnesota, drug charges can be quite serious. If you are accused of something such as criminal drug possession, it’s a crime that, if convicted, can impact you for the rest of your life.

What can make drug possession charges even worse is the presence of aggravating factors in the case. These types of factors can drive up the criminal penalties, especially if one or more is involved in the case.

If you are facing drug possession charges n Minnesota, then you need to understand the charges against you, including aggravating factors. Here is what the state considers to be aggravating factors and how they can impact the outcome of your case.

Drug Possession in Minnesota

First-degree drug possession charges [...]

Nov
10

How to Fight a Minnesota Drug Charge

Drugs are considered by the law to be a threat to society, which is why drug crimes are punished so harshly in this country. In Minnesota, someone caught with even a small amount of drugs can face serious charges that can impact their lives forever.

Here’s what you need to know about drug crimes in Minnesota and how to fight back against them if you find yourself accused.

Drug Crimes in Minnesota

There are several ways you can be charged for crimes involving drugs in Minnesota. Some of the most common drug crimes include:

    Selling drugs Trafficking drugs Distributing drugs Manufacturing drugs Conspiracy to sell/traffic/distribute drugs Possession of drugs Possession of drugs with the intent to sell

It is illegal [...]

Aug
20

What Is a Controlled Substance in Minnesota?

Minnesota is no different from every other state in the U.S. in that it has laws surrounding the possession, manufacture, and sale of controlled substances. The laws in Minnesota break these substances up into different schedules. They base penalties on those different drug schedules.

The sentencing guidelines in the state vary by degree as well, with a first-degree offense as the most serious—and a fifth-degree offense as the least. But be aware that even small amounts of drugs can sometimes set a person up for some harsh sentencing.

The drug laws in Minnesota can be complex. Here’s what you need to know about what Minnesota considers controlled substances and the penalties that can be faced for violating the laws surrounding [...]