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Minnesota controlled substance laws are both harsh and complex. If you are facing a charge for drug possession, sale, or manufacturing, you need to speak with an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney.

Based in the southwest metro, the Balmer Law Office successfully defends clients in Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota who are charged with all types of drug crimes.

The consequences of a conviction for a Minnesota drug crime can be severe. Contact the Balmer Law Office for a free case evaluation. The Balmer Law Office is available via its 24-hour hotline: 612-326-4175.

Minnesota Drug Crime Laws

Minnesota drug crimes range from the most minor of offenses (possession of a small amount of marijuana) all the way up to felony level offense with mandatory minimum sentencing requirements. The severity of any offense depends upon factors including:

  • the type of controlled substance,
  • the amount of the controlled substance,
  • the accused’s intent regarding the controlled substance (possession, sale, or manufacture), and
  • the accused’s prior record, if any, for drug offenses.

Felony Controlled Substance Offenses

Minnesota felony controlled substance crimes are categorized into essentially five main categories:

Additional Felony Controlled Substance Crimes

  • Conspiracy
  • Possession of Substances with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamines
  • Medical Marijuana Crimes

Obviously a felony-level conviction for any of these offenses will have devastating consequences. If you have been charged with a controlled substance offense contact the Balmer Law Office to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. There are many possible defenses that apply to drug cases. Every case is unique and needs to be independently evaluated.

Non-felony Controlled Substance Offenses

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana
  • Possession of Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle

While the direct punishments for the above misdemeanor offenses are not nearly as severe as the felony-level offenses, convictions for misdemeanor offenses often come with harsh and surprising collateral consequences like the loss of a driver's license or ineligibility for federal student loans / aid.

Contact the Balmer Law Office — Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney

Contact Minneapolis criminal defense attorney David Balmer to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation to learn what defenses may apply to your case.  Attorney David Balmer can be reached at the Balmer Law Office’s 24-hour hotline: 612-326-4175.

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First Degree Controlled Substance Offenses

First degree sale or possession of a controlled substance is the most serious felony drug offense under Minnesota law. As a first-time offense, the crime is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. A mandatory minimum sentence of… Read More

Second Degree Controlled Substance Offenses

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Third Degree Controlled Substance Offenses

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Fourth Degree Controlled Substance Offenses

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Fifth Degree Controlled Substance Offenses

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