Whether you’re facing a petty misdemeanor or a first degree felony, your choice of a Minnesota drug possession lawyer to handle your case will most likely spell the difference between freedom and the state’s stiff drug possession penalties.
Here at Kans Law Firm, LLC, we understand the sensitive and highly intricate nature of handling a drug possession case. Contact us today for a free and private case assessment.
Explaining Minnesota Drug Possession Charges
Minnesota law makes several distinctions in determining the gravity of a drug possession case. Mostly, a drug possession charge would depend on the kind and amount of drug found in your possession during the arrest. Repeat offenses or a history of drug crimes will also have a bearing on the resulting charge.
The penalties for conviction also scale up along with the seriousness of the drug possession allegation. Below is a brief summary of penalties accorded to varying degrees of drug possession.
First Degree – Maximum of 30 years in prison, up to $1 million in fines, or both
Second Degree – Maximum of 25 years in prison, up to $500,000 in fines, or both
Third Degree – Maximum of 20 years in prison, up to $250,000 in fines, or both
Fourth Degree – Maximum of 15 years in prison, up to $100,000 in fines, or both
Fifth Degree – Maximum of 5 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines, or both
As you can imagine, even the most minor drug possession charge can cause serious damage on many aspects of your life, not the least of which on your physical freedom. There are also serious consequences on your employability, business and credit prospects should you have a drug-related offense on your record.
How Kans Law Firm, LLC Can Help
We have had 15 years of experience handling drug possession defense cases in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota. When we take on your case, you can expect a full and honest review of your situation and protection of your legal rights. Our strength lies in tackling these kinds of cases aggressively and proactively, which can lead to reduced charges or even an outright case dismissal, should there be strong legal grounds for it.
Beyond smart defenses, however, we also understand your need for reliable legal counsel whenever the need arises. This is why we’ve invested on state-of-the-art technologies so you can reach us anytime.
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We represent clients throughout Minnesota and the Twin Cities area. Call us today at (952) 835-6314 for a free consultation on your assault matter. You may also request a free case consultation by filling out the short form on the right hand bar of this page.