• Penalties Involving Drug Crimes
    Penalties Involving Drug Crimes
    Find out what fines and prison terms pertain to the different degrees of drug crimes
  • Minnesota Drug Crimes Statutes
    Minnesota Drug Crimes Statutes
    Read descriptions of what constitutes each degree of drug crimes
  • Facing Drug Crimes Charges?
    Facing Drug Crimes Charges?
    Find out what you should and shouldn't do

Drug Crimes Lawyer in Minneapolis & Saint Paul, MN

Minnesota’s drug laws are some of the harshest in the nation. If you have been accused of a drug crime, your best defense is to hire a criminal defense attorney. The attorneys at Brandt Criminal Defense are well-experienced in defending drug cases. Our Minnesota criminal lawyers have over 20 years of experience. We can handle your case from start to finish, and will aggressively defend you.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes include:

  • Possession
  • Manufacturing
  • Sale and Distribution
  • Conspiracy

We examine every detail and defense you may have, including challenging search warrants, challenging the basis for vehicle traffic stops that led to a search for drugs, digging up confidential informant background information and criminal history, challenging laboratory tests results determining the type and weight of the controlled substances, and suppressing statements taken in violation of your constitutional rights.

While some marijuana offenses can be misdemeanors, almost all other drug crimes in the State of Minnesota are felony offenses. The severity of a possible sentence a client is facing depends on a variety of factors, including the amount and type of drugs involved. Many offenses under the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines require a prison sentence – even for first time offenders. We fully understand that having a drug crime conviction on your record may prevent you from housing, employment, possessing firearms, receipt of financial aid for college, and more. We will do everything possible to provide you a positive outcome from this stressful time in your life.

What penalties do drug crimes carry?

  • 1st degree – 30 years in prison and / or $1,000,000 fine
  • 2nd degree – 25 years in prison and / or $500,000 fine
  • 3rd degree – 20 years in prison and / or $250,000 fine
  • 4th degree – 15 years in prison and / or $100,000 fine
  • 5th degree – 5 years in prison and / or $10,000 fine

The talented professional criminal attorneys at Brandt Criminal Defense will help you every step of the way.

Call 763-421-6366 for a free consultation today.


Drug Crimes Information Minneapolis & Saint Paul MN