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Drug Possession Charges

Minneapolis Drug Crimes Lawyer Fights Against Drug Possession Charges

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The federal government lists controlled substances that could lead to drug abuse on five schedules (ranging from Schedule I for the most likely to lead to abuse to Schedule V for the least likely) through the Controlled Substances Act. Each schedule classifies the drugs into five groups:

  • Depressants — Includes barbital, pentobarbital, secobarbital, phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Narcotics/opiates — Includes codeine, morphine, methadone, heroin, oxycodone
  • Stimulants — Includes cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Hallucinogens or psychedelic substances — Includes marijuana, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), mescaline, peyote
  • Anabolic steroids

Unauthorized prescription drugs also qualify as illegal controlled substances.

Drug possession of illegal substances is a Minnesota and federal crime, and a conviction could lead to severe penalties of long prison terms, high fines, search and seizure of property, seizure of assets and even deportation. Penalties vary by type of drug, the amount found and geographic area. They also increase with a repeat offense.

At Jeff T. Ohara, Attorney at Law, PC in Minneapollis, we fully understand Minnesota and federal laws regarding drug charges, including drug possession and drug trafficking. For more than 20 years, we have been helping those accused of drug possession minimize their risks and maintain their liberty. We conduct meticulous research into the facts of your case and examine procedures used during police arrests and investigations.

Defending against cocaine, heroin and meth possession charges

Possession of narcotics and stimulants that could lead to drug addiction carries harsh penalties, especially if the amount found results in a charge of possession with intent to distribute. State and federal laws may apply. Possession of cocaine, heroin and meth are considered felonies. Possession of marijuana by comparison is a misdemeanor.

If you are arrested, say as little as possible, as your statements can and will be held against you. Tell the police you wish to speak with your attorney. Only a qualified drug crimes lawyer can protect your rights, outline your options and recommend a legal course of action to bring about the best possible outcome.

Safeguard your rights with experienced drug crime defense

Contact Jeff T. Ohara, Attorney at Law, PC in Minneapolis to schedule your complimentary initial consultation. The sooner you contact us, the more we can help you. Call us now at (612) 605-6020 or use our online form to tell us about your situation. You can call us around the clock.