Minnesota Possession Charges

Drug Crime Defense in St. Paul and Minneapolis

Possession is a type of drug crime that individuals can be charged with if they are found by law enforcement to have an illegal substance on their person. There are many different types of illicit drugs that other illegal substances that can garner a drug possession charge such as cocaine, marijuana, heroin, prescription pills and more.

Drug crimes are highly-targeted by law enforcement and prosecutors alike because convictions for this type of crime can lead to increased notoriety throughout the community, which means greater opportunity. Because drug crimes are so vigorously pursued by the authorities, it is critical to have the support of a skilled St. Paul criminal defense attorney who can effectively combat these charges.

Penalties for Drug Possession

Drug possession convictions carry a range of different penalties, although specific punishments are determined based on several factors such as the type of drug in possession, the quantity of drugs in question, and the criminal history of the accused and more. There are multiple degrees of charges that can be imposed by a criminal court depending on the particular circumstances of the offense, but those individuals who are found guilty can expect to spend up to 30 years in prison and pay fines not exceeding $1 million in certain types of drug possession with intent cases.

Tips for Building a Strong Defense for Your Case

Justin Schiks and Murad Mohammad are very skilled at supporting those who have been accused of, and charged with drug possession throughout St. Paul. Our firm has a deep understanding of the legal process as well as investigative procedures, and can use that knowledge to identify critical errors made by law enforcement and the prosecution that can provide opportunity for an advantage in court.

We strongly support the rights of the accused to receive a fair trial, and Attorney Justin M. Schiks will fight to see that you get the best possible outcome for your given situation. Contact Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. if you have been charged with possession of drugs and need to consult a legal professional about the options available to you.