Don’t Let a Controlled Substance Drug Charge Cloud Your Future
The topic of drugs and the laws surrounding them is a prominent subject of debate. Conviction for a crime involving drugs is not up for debate, however, and in Minnesota the punishments for drug-related crimes can be quite severe.
Even a minor infraction can haunt you for years afterward, making it difficult to secure a job, a loan, or many other things you may pursue. That’s why it’s important to contact a skilled attorney like the ones at Vermeulen Law Office, P.A.
What Constitutes a Drug Crime?
Generally, a drug crime is defined as sale, possession or cultivation of a controlled substance. Depending on the drug and qualifying amount in possession, the crime could be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. If convicted, depending on the severity of your crime you could be facing up to 30 years imprisonment and $1 million in fines.
The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission decides what punishment the courts will enforce for those convicted of a drug crime, and the severity of the punishment is influenced by whether or not the defendant has been previously convicted. Even if this is only your first offense, or you have been wrongly accused of possession or sale of a controlled substance, you need to take the proper steps to defend yourself.
We’ll Work With You to Help You Understand Your Options
The ambiguity of what constitutes possession means the smallest infraction or even a gross misinterpretation of circumstances can ruin your reputation for life. That’s why it’s so important to have a certified and skilled attorney at your back when facing a criminal drug charge. You don’t want to spend the rest of your life regretting what may have been a lapse in judgement, and we don’t want you to either. Let our experienced team guide you through the court process to ensure your rights are protected every step of the way. Call us today to set up your free initial consultation.