Practice Area

Drug Possession

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.

Criminal Defense

Drug Possession

St. Paul Drug Possession Defense Attorney

I am Justin Schiks, a results-driven Woodbury Drug Possession Lawyer with a proven track record of success in drug possession cases. You can rely on me for experienced and aggressive defense 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:

  1. Do not minimize the significance of this charge. Even a single conviction for misdemeanor possession can have a negative impact on your future.
  2. 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:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD
  • Prescription medications
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Khat
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 Woodbury Drug Possession 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.

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    5 star service. Hands down the most professional, sincere, caring, and personally involved lawyer I have had on behalf of my life. I have had Justin represent me over the past few years covering things from traffic violations to a felony and have been pleased with the result every time. Not only that, I have recommended him to friends and family and they have nothing but nice things to say as well.”

    Samuel
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    Justin made a huge impact on my life, and gave me the second chance I needed to be successful in staying sober and living a "normal" life. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is facing criminal charges, because he's not just in it for the money. He truly wants to make a difference in people's lives.”

    Jenna, A Previous Client
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    Professional, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable dependable! Where do i start with the qualities of Justin Schiks, he is in a word Professional and i would refer Justin to everyone i know.”

    Malcolm, A Previous Client
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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
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    All I can say is that Justin Schiks saved me from what was a train wreck waiting to happen. I had a different criminal attorney that gave me very bad legal advice and did a plea that I never should have done. I thought my fate was sealed, but Justin said nothing is ever in set stone. He was able to get my plea reduced; resulting in dramatically reduced my sentence.”

    Anonymous, A Previous Client