Minnesota Marijuana Lawyer
Possession, distribution, trafficking and growing marijuana is against the law across the state of Minnesota. They are classified as drug crimes under Chapter 152 of the Minnesota Statutes and come with serious consequences. Marijuana is considered a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance and there are five varying degrees of controlled substance crimes which will determine your penalty if convicted. The level of degree you are facing will depend on how much marijuana you have been caught with and what the intentions are.
Marijuana Possession, Distribution and Trafficking Arrests
At the Anderson Law Firm we represent clients that have been accused of:
- Selling marijuana. There is a distinction in marijuana laws between sale crimes and possession crimes. Selling marijuana is seen as a much worse criminal offense but it is often hard to prove that the marijuana you possess will be used to sell.
- Cultivating marijuana – there is also the charge of cultivating, or growing marijuana which is seen as selling the product. Because the marijuana is growing on your premises, you are considered the manufacturer and thus are also considered the seller, even if you have no intention to sell the drugs.
- Possession of marijuana – even if you have been caught with a small amount of marijuana on you, you could still be looking at a possession crime. In general, the greater the weight of the controlled substance you possess, the worse penalty you can expect. A small amount of marijuana is considered 42.5 grams for less. However, even possessing a small amount of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor offense.
- Possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle – if you are caught with possession of marijuana in a vehicle, then you could also be facing a misdemeanor offense. You could also be looking at a DUI conviction as driving under the influence of any drug, including marijuana is illegal. Even if you are parked and smoking a joint, you are still at fault.
- Possession of drug paraphernalia – even if you are found with marijuana paraphernalia, such as a bong or a pipe, you could be charged with a drug crime and face a $300 fine.
There are several ways to walk away from a drug crime, including a marijuana drug crime. However, you need to work with an experienced drug crime lawyer to ensure the best outcome possible. The success of your case will depend on your attorney representing you, the judge assigned to your case and the specifics surrounding your arrest.
Experienced Minneapolis Drug Crime Attorney
If you have been charged with marijuana possession, distribution or trafficking, then you need an attorney with experience. Kirk Anderson can provide you with the aggressive and tenacious representation you need during this difficult time in your life. The Anderson Law Firm has helped countless clients when faced with trouble with the law. Don’t let this criminal accusation cost you your life. Call us 24/7 at 952-582-2904 for your free consultation with a Minnesota drug crime lawyer.
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