Understanding Minnesota Drug Sale Charges

Criminal Lawyers for Minneapolis and St. Paul

The intentional, unlawful sale of a controlled substance occurs when an individual sells, or attempts to sell an illegal drug such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, prescription drugs and others. Drug sales charges are felonies in Minnesota, and the penalties imposed in a conviction will vary greatly depending on a number of factors such as the type of drug sold, the quantity of drugs involved in the sale and more.

As drug crimes are pursued with such great vigor by law enforcement and the prosecution, it is an urgent matter that you contact a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to face down a motivated opposition.

Penalties for Selling Drugs

The specific penalties for a drug sale conviction may vary depending on the particular substance, quantity of the substance and the number of times the individual had sold the illegal substance. Convicted defendants can face up to 30 years in prison and may be subject to fines of up to $1 million.

This type of penalty makes it very difficult for a convicted individual to maintain any semblance of a healthy relationship with their family, and in many cases they will face forfeiture of their personal property, causing the family even more severe hardship.

Choose the Experienced Defense of Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A.

Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. has extensive experience in defending the rights of the accused in cases of drug crimes like possession and sales, and we have helped many clients throughout the life of our practice to receive the kind of representation that can make a real difference in a criminal court. Our firm focuses on building relationships with clients and gathering as much possible information into the accused, the arrest and any errors that may have taken place in post-arrest procedures as well as pre-arrest investigations and evidence-gathering techniques.

We strongly support the desires of our clients to be free, and we will work tirelessly to create the best possible case for a favorable resolution to your charges. Contact Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. if you have been arrested for selling drugs in St. Paul or Minneapolis and need to enlist the services of a talented legal advocate.