Recent Posts in Drug Crimes Category

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Looks at Recent Minnesota Supreme Court Rulings Involving Vehicle Impoundment and Searches

One of the issues I repeatedly look into as a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney is evidence collection – more specifically, whether the evidence being held against you was obtained properly. Were you searched improperly? Were your assets seized in an unconstitutional way? Police may find something incriminating on your cell phone, in your car, or in …

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Minneapolis DWI Attorney: You Can Be Arrested for Driving with Prescription Drugs in Your System

When motorists think about DWI, chances are they’re thinking about driving under the influence of alcohol, or perhaps some illegal substance like marijuana or cocaine.  The truth is, and as absurd as it appears on the surface, in Minnesota, you can be arrested for driving after having used drugs legally prescribed by your doctor. The …

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Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Laws in Minnesota

Though marijuana growing, selling, and use laws are changing all around the U.S., these acts are still considered illegal in the state of Minnesota. Classified as a Schedule 1 drug, marijuana is grouped in with many highly addictive and harmful drugs such as heroin and cocaine. If you have been charged with driving under the …

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Large Increase In Felony Prosecution For Crimes Involving Prescription Drugs

Eastern metro counties increased the number of felony prosecutions involving prescription drugs. Dakota County alone saw an almost 40% increase in felony prosecutions involving prescription drugs. As a result, Dakota and other counties are starting to pay more attention to prescription drug abuse. Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington counties have all adopted programs dedicated to …

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Police GPS Tracking Device Constitutes Search Says U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late January that police attachments of GPS-tracking devices to automobiles are considered searches under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution in the case of United States v. Jones. The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. Law enforcement cannot enter someone’s home and …

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Speeding and Possessing a Large Amount of Marijuana

Earlier this month South Dakota law enforcement officials arrested a man for possession of nearly 980 pounds of marijuana. The man has been charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Sell, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The man was driving his vehicle when the police stopped him …

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