St. Paul Drug Possession Defense Attorney
I am Justin Schiks, a results-driven criminal defense lawyer with a track record of success in drug possession cases. You can rely on me for experienced representation that gets results in drug crime cases whether you live in the Twin Cities metro area or in Greater Minnesota.
If you have been charged with drug possession or possession with intent to sell, it is important to understand two things:
- Do not minimize the significance of this charge. Even a single conviction for misdemeanor possession can have a negative impact on your future.
- Do not despair. Your situation is not hopeless. An experienced drug crime defense lawyer can help, no matter how serious the charges against you may be.
I have successfully represented clients charged with possession of all types of controlled substances, including large or small amounts of:
- Prescription medications
- Drug paraphernalia
Defending Against Drug Possession Charges
The strategy for your defense will be tailored to the specific circumstances of your case, including the type and amount of drug and where you were arrested. If you were arrested in a vehicle, for example, I will question whether the police had probable cause for stopping the car and conducting a search.
Drug possession cases may hinge on the difference between actual possession and constructive possession of a controlled substance.
- Actual possession means the substance was found on you — in your jacket pocket, for example.
- Constructive possession means the substances was found elsewhere, such as in the glove compartment or trunk of your car. If there was more than one person in the car, it can be difficult for a jury to find beyond a reasonable doubt that the substance belonged to you.
When you retain me as your lawyer, you will put the strength of my experience on your side. I am a respected defense lawyer who was named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers list of 2014. You can rely on me to pursue a positive resolution to your case while treating you with the respect that all of my clients deserve.
To discuss your drug possession case, please call 651-504-2564 or contact me by email.