There are a variety of drug crimes, all of which require an effective Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney. Whether you have been charged with drug conspiracy, importation, trafficking, distribution, sale, manufacture or simple possession – in state or federal court – the attorneys at Sieben Edmunds are the right choice for effective drug crimes representation.
Drug Possession, Distribution, Solicitation, Sale
Chapter 152 of the Minnesota statutes governs drug charges in Minnesota. Some of the several categories of drug offenses include:
Controlled Substance Crime, 1st – 5th degrees
Importing Controlled Substances Across State Borders
Possession of Substances with Intent to Manufacture
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Certain substances have different criminal laws than others. For example, methamphetamine-related crimes will be charged and prosecuted differently than a marijuana-related crime. The penalties associated with various drug offenses depend upon the substance at issue, the use of the substance, and the volume of the substance. Although they vary, potential penalties are significant and every drug charge deserves individual and aggressive representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney. A person convicted of a Controlled Substance Crime in the First Degree faces a prison sentence of 30 years and fines up to $1,000,000 for their first offense.
Drug court is a special court that handles cases primarily involving non-violent drug-using offenders. The purpose of these courts is to promote recovery of participants who are dependent upon drug use. The policy of the drug courts is to consider drug use as not only a law enforcement or criminal justice problem, but a public health problem deeply affecting society at large. These courts take a problem-solving approach for dealing with alcohol and other drug addicted offenders in the judicial system. Drug courts closely monitor the defendant’s progress toward sobriety and recovery through ongoing treatment, frequent drug testing, regular mandatory check-in court appearances, and the use of a range of immediate sanctions and incentives to foster behavior change. Drug courts are found in many, but not all, counties across Minnesota.
Minneapolis Drug Attorney
The attorneys at Sieben Edmunds are experienced drug defense attorneys who know the ins and outs of the Controlled Substance Act and are familiar with all local, state, and federal policies and procedures that may be applicable to your case. You don’t want to wait too long to seek a quality defense attorney. When you or someone you know has been charged with a drug crime, call Sieben Edmunds for help. When you have aggressive and knowledgeable representation, you can receive the best possible outcome of your case.