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Minneapolis Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer

Any time a person faces charges for controlled substances, it is a stressful and confusing time. This is why working with an experienced Minneapolis drug crimes lawyer that has experience with state and federal laws regarding criminal drug charges is important. Having a criminal defense attorney on your side that successfully navigates the rocky roads of drug crimes cases is essential to getting the case handled as competently as possible and ensuring the best outcome possible for you.

The good news is that Jennifer Speas can help you if you have found yourself accused of controlled substance violations. For over 20 years, she has been defending Minneapolis and St. Paul clients and fighting hard for the best result possible. Even if you think your case is hopeless because the charges have some merit, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t fight for reduced charges or even the possibility of not being convicted at all.

Defending You Against Intent to Sell And Drug Possession Charges In Minnesota

Just being caught possessing a controlled substance will trigger criminal charges. There are a total of five charges with an additional charge for the possession of marijuana amounts smaller than 42.5 grams.

Primary controlled substance charges start with a first-degree charge of possession of a controlled substance to a fifth-degree charge of possessing a controlled substance. The amount of drug you were possessing determines the charge and the charge determines the consequences if you are convicted of them.

In the event that a person is accused of intent to distribute or sell a controlled substance, the potential punishment is severe, becoming even more severe and possibly bringing federal charges if the violation happened across state lines. The drugs in question can be found in a business, house, apartment, car or on the person anywhere in Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities or the state of Minnesota.

If tools for packaging and distribution are found, the charges escalate to intent to sell a controlled substance. This charge also has five levels of charges. In this case, before a person can be convicted, it does have to be proven that there was intent to sell or distribute.

Fighting The Damaging Effects Of Controlled Substance Charges

The repercussions of being charged and convicted of controlled substance violations are serious. These punishments range from seizure and forfeiture of property and money to time in jail or prison. In the event your property has been confiscated because it was deemed a tool used in criminal activity, this forfeiture of property can be fought. Your Minneapolis drug crimes defense attorney will be there to let you know how much time you have to protest the forfeiture as time is limited in these cases.

If you haven’t challenged the forfeiture in time, regaining your rights to your property is impossible. You must fight for your property and you can do this best with your defense attorney in your corner.

Contact A Minneapolis Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

Jennifer Speas, having more than 20 years of experience defending Minnesotans throughout the Twin Cities, has been successful in ensuring a good outcome that allows her clients to move on with their lives and past the difficult times. You need a strong and diligent lawyer to fight for you if you’ve been charged with distributing, manufacturing, selling or possessing a controlled substance. To learn more, call the Speas Law Firm, PA at 612-333-6160 for a initial consultation.