Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney on Drug Charges

Drug charges can come with serious consequences if convicted, and penalties are often harsher for those who sell or were intending to sell illegal substances. In one Oct. 2015 case, drugs were found in a residential property after the authorities received a tip.

Tip Leads To Two Arrests

A 21-year-old female and 22-year-old male face multiple charges relating to unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession with intent to deliver after investigators found $800 in cash and:

  • less than a pound of cannabis
  • more than 70 tabs of LSD
  • less than a gram of cocaine
  • a gram of molly

The police reportedly received a tip from a confidential informant saying that the pair were selling cannabis, and the authorities received a warrant to search the couple’s home.

Minnesota Marijuana Charges

The consequences for drug possession vary based on the situation and the amount and type of drug, but you will likely need to a consult a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney if suspected of or charged with a drug related crime. Minnesota accepted medical marijuana legislation in 2014, and possession of less than 42.5 grams of marijuana could result in a petty misdemeanor and a $200 fine according to FindLaw. However, a conviction for possessing more than 42.5 grams of marijuana is a felony and could come with a 5-30 year prison sentence and a $5,000-$5000,000 fine depending on the circumstances.

Your experience with the criminal justice system for drug charges can vary greatly based on things like whether you have obtained legal counsel or have past drug convictions. To learn more information, contact us so that we can begin to help you.