Controlled substances/ Drug crimes

Minneapolis and St. Paul Drug Crimes Lawyer 

Drug offenses are taken very seriously in Minnesota.  If you are charged with a crime involving the possession, sale, distribution, or trafficking of controlled substances, you could be facing serious consequences. Those consequences involve prison or jail time, fines, a criminal record, property forfeiture, and much more.

At Dahlquist Law, LLC, we understand what you are going through and we have the experience that you need to help you through the legal process.  We will build a strong defense for you so you can effectively defend yourself against the charges. We are also here to ensure your rights are protected and to make sure you understand your options so you can make decisions that will benefit you in your case.

Skilled Representation Against Drug Charges

There are different types of controlled substance charges. One is possession of a controlled substance and another is possession with the intent to sell.  These are two of the most common. Controlled substance charges, but individuals can also be charged with manufacturing the drugs and trafficking them.

If you have a controlled substance in your possession, you will be charged with one of six drug charges with the sixth involving a small amount of marijuana. The other five charges range from First-degree possession of a controlled substance to fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. The exact degree that a person is charged with depends on the type of drug and the amount of the drug, as well as a number of other factors.

When charged with possession with the intent to sell, it is because a police officer states that they found you in possession of a controlled substance in addition to materials that are used to package and sell drugs. These factors make the alleged offense very serious and there are times when such offenses are tried at the federal and the state levels.

Fighting For Your Future

The penalties for controlled substance crimes can be very serious. They include prison time, fines, a criminal record, forfeiture of a vehicle, home, or another piece of property that may be believed to be a part of the crime.

Pete Dahlquist will fight for your right and for a successful outcome in your case.  It is very important that you fight the charges because doing so can result in you not having to pay the maximum penalties.  This means possibly not having to serve time in prison, not having to pay the maximum penalties, and having a better chance at a brighter future.

Contact Pete Dahlquist

Drug crimes are aggressively pursued in Minnesota, which means that even the most minor offense can see some rather significant charges. It is important that the details are revealed in the case so the best possible outcome can be secured. With the help of an experienced drug crimes attorney, you can reach that result.  To learn more about your rights and options, call Dahlquist Law, LLC at 612-677-8357 for a free consultation.