I’ve been arrested for drug possession. What’s going to happen?

Possession of a controlled substance is a serious crime in Minnesota. Even possession of a small amount of certain drugs can be considered a gross-misdemeanor or felony-level offense, and the penalties for these crimes can include significant fines and jail time. If you’ve been charged with a controlled substance possession crime in Minnesota, you should […]

What happens when I am charged with a crime?

Posted: November 5, 2015 Welcome to the first installment of the Sieben Edmunds PLLC Criminal Defense Blog Series! This blog post will focus on what happens in a typical criminal case. Types of Offenses The process that occurs after being charged with a crime can vary depending on the nature and severity of the offense. […]

Get Your Life Back.

It’s embarrassing.  Back in college you got a minor consumption ticket which has haunted you in graduate school or when you applied for that job you really wanted. It’s wrecking your career.  Years ago you were down on your luck and you got caught shoplifting some items at a department store.  You’ve been unable to […]

Drug Kingpin from St. Paul Sentenced

Drug charges can have severe consequences. One case that's been in the news recently is the case of Jesus Mendoza, a drug kingpin from St. Paul, MN. According to a recent Star Tribune article, Mendoza pled guilty last summer to trafficking in numerous pounds of cocaine and marijuana.  Mr. Mendoza was sentenced Monday to 21 years in […]

What is Drug Court?

Drug Court is a special court designed to rehabilitate certain felony offenders through long-term comprehensive supervision, drug testing, treatment services and immediate sanctions and incentives.  Drug courts promote recovery through a coordinated response to participants who are dependent on alcohol or other drugs.  The goal of drug courts is to engage individuals in treatment long […]

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Drug Charges in Minnesota

We’ve talked a lot about drinking and driving, but there’s another topic that warrants (no pun intended) attention. The topic? Drug charges. The official term is “Controlled substance” charges. According to 2010 Minnesota statute 152.01, controlled substance means “a drug, substance, or immediate precursor [….] The term shall not include distilled spirits, wine, malt beverages, […]

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Drug Charges in Minnesota

We’ve talked a lot about drinking and driving, but there’s another topic that warrants (no pun intended) attention. The topic? Drug charges. The official term is “Controlled substance” charges. According to 2010 Minnesota statute 152.01, controlled substance means “a drug, substance, or immediate precursor [….] The term shall not include distilled spirits, wine, malt beverages, […]