Possession or Sale of Drugs Lawyer Minneapolis
The possession and/or sale of drugs are serious offenses. They are crimes that are common throughout the Twin Cities and law enforcement, at both the state and federal level, vigorously enforce all the drug statutes to ensnare individuals involved in the drug trade.
When law enforcement believes that a person is in possession or has been selling drugs, they will aggressively pursue that individual and file charges against them. The moment that you are suspected of the possession or sale of drugs, it is imperative to secure the representation of F.T. Sessoms, an experienced and skilled Minneapolis defense attorney so that work can immediately begin on your case, resulting in extremely strong defense strategies.
Fighting Drug Sale Or Drug Possession Charges
In Minnesota, a possession charge with or without the intention to distribute is extremely serious. Even possessing drug paraphernalia or large amounts of cash, can warrant a drug charge that needs to be aggressively defended. The reason why possession of drug paraphernalia is considered a crime is because it indicates the intent to possess, distribute or sell drugs. Fourth degree possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance charge can result in up to $100,000 in fines and 15 years in prison. This shows how tough Minnesota is when it comes to drugs of any kind.
Even a small amount of marijuana (42.5 grams or less) can have penalties that may affect a person for the rest of their life. While a first-time offender may not receive any jail time, any mark on a person’s criminal record can cause difficulty with getting a job, finding a place to live, or doing anything that requires a background check. In addition to the criminal penalties, a person found in possession of marijuana may have to attend a drug education class and pay up to $200 in fines.
Advocating For The Best Result
You deserve the best possible criminal defense. The exact charge is going to depend on the drug, the quantity, and what was being done with it (possession, possession with intent to distribute, sale, etc.). The charge is going to determine the potential amount of time in prison, the fines, and other punishments that may be imposed if the accused is convicted of the crime. The goal is always to have the charges reduced or dismissed or have the client acquitted after a court or jury trial.
Contact A Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer
The possession or sale of drugs is taken very seriously in Minnesota, which means that you could be facing very serious charges if you are accused of either of these acts or both. If you or a loved one has been accused of a drug crime, you should fight the charges with the representation of the best experienced attorney you can find.
To learn more about your rights and options, contact me, F.T. Sessoms, at 612-344-1505 and request a consultation as I would be happy to discuss your case with you.