Southern Minnesota Drug Crime Attorneys
At Kohlmeyer Hagen, Law Office Chtd., our drug crimes defense lawyers are experienced, future-focused advocates for our clients. With the criminal defense skill to handle the full spectrum of drug crime cases, our firm goes above and beyond to ensure we protect your interests every step. If you or your loved one was arrested for a drug crime, we can help. Call us at 507-405-2442 or contact us online to set up a confidential consultation.
An Overview Of Drug Crimes Charges We Handle
With a deep understanding of drug laws and the experience necessary to provide our clients with a strong defense, we work diligently to protect the rights and interests of our clients and help them navigate the legal process. Whether reviewing the arrest, handling the plea bargaining process, or taking a case to trial, we are committed to fighting for a favorable outcome in every case. With law offices in Mankato and Rochester, we are well-positioned to handle drug crime charges throughout Southern Minnesota, including in Blue Earth, Nicollet, Le Sueur, and Olmsted counties. Some examples of drug-related criminal charges we handle include:
Drug possession may face felony or misdemeanor drug charges, depending on the substance and the amount in question. Our drug possession defense lawyers work tirelessly to get a positive outcome for our clients.
Drug trafficking is the illegal sale, distribution, or transportation of controlled substances. These are severe criminal charges that could carry significant prison time. Call our drug trafficking defense lawyer for immediate help.
Drug manufacturing refers to producing, preparing, cultivating, growing, or making a controlled substance. These are often felony charges. Contact our drug manufacturing defense today.
Whether you possess it, distribute it or intend to distribute it, you can face stiff penalties for even the smallest amount of cocaine. And if the substance crosses state lines, you could face federal charges, which can come with even stricter penalties. A cocaine charge doesn’t have to diminish your future; we can fight for your rights and reputation.
It doesn’t matter if you face charges for possessing, selling, or manufacturing heroin; we can protect your rights. Those found guilty of heroin charges in Minnesota can face steep fines ranging between $10,000 and $1 million and a prison sentence that can last between 5 years and 30 years. These penalties can leave you with an uncertain future, but they don’t have to. Depending on the circumstances, we can fight to reduce, or even drop your charges.
The penalties for possessing, distributing, and manufacturing fentanyl in Minnesota can be similar to those involving heroin. And like heroin, fentanyl charges can come with life-altering consequences. Those found guilty can face expensive fines and decades in prison. We can help those facing fentanyl charges protect their rights and freedoms as they move through the criminal justice system.
Meth charges in Minnesota are serious. Possessing, selling, or manufacturing this highly addictive drug can have severe consequences. Those found guilty of meth charges could expect to face thousands, even millions, of dollars in fines and a prison sentence of up to 30 years. Don’t wait to defend yourself. If you or a loved one faces meth charges, contact our firm today.
Possessing, buying, or selling prescription drugs that aren’t prescribed to you is illegal in Minnesota. Whether you came upon these drugs intentionally or unintentionally, you deserve fair representation. Like other drug crimes, narcotics charges can also come with steep penalties. But by working with us, you can stand a better chance at protecting your future.
Third-Degree Murder For Drug Distribution
Minnesota law states that anyone who gives someone drugs or controlled substances that causes them to die could face third-degree murder charges, even if the supplier did not intend to harm the user. Those found guilty could face a fine of up to $40,000 and 25 years in prison. We understand how complicated these laws can be. We can tell you how they apply to your situation and protect your rights during your criminal case.
While recreational cannabis becomes officially legal on Aug. 1, 2023, some Minnesotans may face criminal charges for driving under the influence of marijuana. Much like an alcohol-related driving offense, marijuana DUIs can come with steep penalties. If you are in trouble, we can advocate for your rights and protect your freedoms.
Understanding The Degrees Of Drug Sales And Possession In Minnesota
In Minnesota, drug charges range from serious felonies to gross misdemeanors, depending on the amount and schedule of the drugs involved. Schedule I drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin are dangerous and highly addictive, while Schedule V drugs are the least dangerous and have medical uses. Recent legislation aims to differentiate addicts from dealers and provide rehabilitative sentences instead of harsher punishments. The minimum quantity threshold for offenses involving cocaine or methamphetamine has been increased but lowered for offenses involving marijuana.
First-Time Drug Offenders May Have Additional Options For Rehabilitation
Under Minnesota law, first-time drug offenders may have additional options for rehabilitation, including a pre-trial diversion program. This type of program allows eligible defendants to participate in a program of supervision and treatment instead of prosecution. It may involve counseling, education, and treatment for drug addiction. Successful program completion can result in dismissing the charges against the defendant. It is important to note that pre-trial diversion is not guaranteed, and the decision to offer this option is at the prosecution’s discretion. Consult with a defense lawyer to know more about the eligibility standards.
Drug Crimes In Minnesota: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
These are a few of the questions we hear our clients often ask:
What Is Constructive Possession?
Constructive possession is a legal concept that applies to some state and federal drug crime charges in Minnesota. It refers to the idea that an individual is considered in “possession” of a controlled substance even if they do not physically have it on them. Constructive possession occurs when an individual has knowledge of the existence of the controlled substance and can control it, even if it is not in their immediate vicinity. Examples of constructive possession in drug crimes include having drugs in a home or a vehicle.
Should I Give a Statement To Police If I Have Been Arrested For a Drug-Related Offense?
As a general rule, it is not advisable to tell police about drug-related arrests. Under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, you have the right to remain silent. Police can hold any statement you make against you in court. It is always best to speak with a drug crimes defense attorney before making any statements.
Does It Make Sense To Accept A Plea Agreement In A Drug Case?
Whether or not it makes sense to accept a plea agreement in a drug case depends on the case’s specific circumstances, including the nature of the charges and the evidence (or lack thereof) obtained by prosecutors. It is imperative to consult with a drug crimes defense lawyer before deciding about a plea agreement. Your attorney can review the evidence against you, explain the potential consequences of a conviction, and help you understand the terms of any plea agreement offered to you. You have the right to negotiate a favorable plea agreement.
How Our Southern Minnesota Drug Crimes Defense Attorney Can Help
Being arrested for a drug-related offense is stressful. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what you need to do next. At Kohlmeyer Hagen, Law Office Chtd., we are a solutions-driven criminal defense law firm. When you reach out to our law office, you will have an opportunity to work with a Minnesota drug crimes defense attorney who can:
- Listen to your story and review the charges against you.
- Investigate the drug crime allegations.
- Gather relevant evidence.
- Represent you in dealings with police and prosecutors.
- Develop a comprehensive criminal defense strategy to protect your rights effectively.
Call 507-405-2442 today to schedule an initial consultation.
Contact Our Drug Crimes Defense Attorney Today
At Kohlmeyer Hagen, Law Office Chtd., our drug crime defense attorneys have the professional experience, proven expertise, and commitment to justice you can trust. Are you or a loved one facing a drug-related criminal offense? We can help. Call us at 507-405-2442 to set up your confidential, no-obligation case evaluation. You can also reach out through our online contact form. We defend drug crimes throughout the region from our Mankato and Rochester offices, including Blue Earth, Nicollet, Le Sueur, and Olmsted counties.
“This law firm is very experienced, very effective, and yet very personable when interacting with me throughout my nerve-wracking legal process. I’m completely satisfied with the outcome of my case. I would hire the Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office again without hesitation. And, I have since recommended them to several friends and acquaintances.”
– TOM W., CLIENT
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Contact us as soon as possible. The sooner you call us and get us on the case, the more time we will have to prepare your defense. Even if you are unsure, you want to hire us, call us and talk with one of our criminal defense attorneys. We offer a private, no-obligation consultation. Talk to us and see what we can do for you.