Minneapolis And St. Paul Drug Crimes Defense
Types Of Drug Charges In Minnesota
There are many types of drug charges. Some of the most common charges involve:
- Crack cocaine
- Prescription drugs
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug sales and distribution
- Money laundering
- Drug-related wire fraud
- Interstate transport of narcotics
Being in possession of any of these drugs can result in charges involving possession, possession with the intent to sell, drug trafficking, drug possession and sale, possession of items used to produce narcotics, and drug crimes involving vulnerable adults or children. If the charges involve drug manufacturing, that is a very serious crime that can lead to a lengthy prison sentence.
If you are accused of or under suspicion for any of these offenses, it is important to speak with a Minnesota drug crimes lawyer before saying anything to the authorities, as anything you say can be used as an admission of guilt, even when it is not. These are serious crimes that require immediate attention. Call The Law Office of John J. Leunig right now at 952-540-6800. Our phones are answered 24/7/365.
Drug crimes are classified into five categories. They are first- through fifth-degree drug possession, with first-degree drug possession having the toughest penalties and fifth-degree drug possession having the least harsh penalties. What a person is charged with depends on the amount of the drug and what he or she was doing with the drug when caught.
Penalties For Drug Charges In Minneapolis And St. Paul
The penalties in drug-related crimes can be very severe. First degree can result in 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines. Second degree can result in 25 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines. Third degree can result in up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines. Fourth degree can result in 15 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. Fifth degree can result in five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
No matter what type of drug crime you may be charged with, you need an aggressive and experienced Minneapolis drug crimes lawyer to help you receive the best possible outcome in your case.
We Will Help You Fight Serious Drug Charges
If you have been accused of a drug crime, you need to start preparing a successful defense right away. This means working with an experienced attorney who will leave no stone unturned and who will aggressively fight for you at every stage of the proceedings. That is what we do and we do it well. Contact The Law Office of John J. Leunig 24/7/365 at 952-540-6800 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
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