St. Paul Drug Crime Defense Attorney

Drug offenses can result in extremely serious consequences for both juveniles and adults. Even small amounts of drugs can lead to large fines and long jail or prison sentences, depending on the circumstances.

Don’t put your future at risk. If you or a family member has been arrested on any drug charge in the Twin Cities area or elsewhere in Minnesota, contact me, criminal defense lawyer Justin Schiks. I am experienced in representing clients charged with drug crimes, including those involving:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug sales, including importation, distribution and trafficking
  • Manufacture of drugs, including methamphetamine operations and marijuana grow houses

Seriously Complex Charges

Drug crimes can quickly become complex, resulting in multiple charges. There are five degrees of drug charges. The charges and penalties vary according to what you were accused of doing, the type and amount of drug involved, whether you were arrested in a car or near a school, park or public housing project, and many other factors, including your criminal record.

I have successfully represented clients facing drug charges, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Khat
  • Prescription medications, including oxycodone and OxyContin
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy, MDMA
  • Bath salts and other synthetic or so-called designer drugs

Minimizing Negative Consequences

As a criminal defense attorney, my priority is to minimize the negative consequences of a drug charge to you, no matter what the circumstances. If you have an otherwise pristine criminal record, I may work to get your first-offense possession charge dropped. If you have multiple past drug convictions, my goal may be to get your charges or sentence reduced.

You can rely on me to be honest and straightforward about the potential penalties you are facing and aggressive in pursuit of a positive outcome. To learn more about how I can help, please call 651-504-2564 or contact me by email.

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“I found myself in need of a criminal attorney as I was talking to Justin I was immediately put at ease and I knew I was in great hands. He is by far the most professional and personable lawyer I have ever worked with. He kept me up to date on everything that was happening in my case and helped keep my mind at ease and kept me relaxed and not stressed. If I ever find myself in need of a lawyer again. He will be my FIRST call. I highly recommend him to everyone.”- Dean