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Category Archives: Drug Crimes


Is There a Difference between Drunk and Drugged Driving in MN?
Is There a Difference between Drunk and Drugged Driving in MN?
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If you are charged in Minnesota with drugged driving, you may be wondering if the possible penalties or charges you face are less severe than driving under the influence of alcohol. Well, not to be the bearer of bad news, but that’s unfortunately not the case.

 

In some states, there is a legal distinction between drunk and drugged driving, but in Minnesota, there is no distinction. A DWI, the charge faced by most people under the


To Plea Bargain or Not to Plea Bargain on Your MN Drug Charge
To Plea Bargain or Not to Plea Bargain on Your MN Drug Charge
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Minnesota takes drug crimes very seriously, something that is made quite clear when you look at the penalties that can be faced when charged with crimes such as possession of a controlled substance.

 

For many people, a plea bargain may be the best way to avoid a criminal trial and perhaps get a better outcome for the case. However, that may not always be true. When it comes to plea bargains, there are definite pros and cons that anyone


How a Minnesota Drug Conviction Can Ruin College Plans
How a Minnesota Drug Conviction Can Ruin College Plans
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Category: Drug Crimes

 

In Minnesota, there are strict laws that govern the possession of controlled substances. If you are found guilty of possession of a controlled substance in the state, you face jail time and fines – but that’s not all. There are life-altering penalties that can result from a drug possession charge that will impact you for the rest of your days, which is why it’s vital to understand the laws in the state.

 

Here’s what you need to know


MN Drug Sales and Trafficking: What’s the Difference?
MN Drug Sales and Trafficking: What’s the Difference?
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Category: Drug Crimes

 

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Minnesota. There are many different types of drug crimes, even for those that sound similar in nature. For instance, people are often confused about the differences that exist between selling drugs and trafficking them.

 

These two separate drug charges do have some commonalities, but they carry some major differences too – which is why you’ll see different penalties for each of them. Here’s what you need to know about the differences


When Is Drug Possession a Felony in Minnesota?
When Is Drug Possession a Felony in Minnesota?
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Category: Drug Crimes

 

If you’re facing drug possession charges in our state, then you’re facing penalties that can change the course of your life forever. In fact, the charges and penalties for drug possession here in Minnesota are quite harsh, so even small amounts of controlled substances can put you in serious legal jeopardy and have you facing serious penalties such as lengthy prison sentences or stiff fines.

 

In Minnesota, possession of drugs in most cases is a felony offense. Here’s


Minnesota Drug Crimes: Planning Can Send You To Jail
Minnesota Drug Crimes: Planning Can Send You To Jail
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Sometimes, planning a crime is just as bad in the eyes of the law as committing it, as one Minnesota woman recently found out.

 

A Minnesota woman was sentenced to seven years behind bars for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the state. The court states that she planned with others to distribute the drug. She pleaded guilty in the face of the evidence against her.

 

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Minnesota, as evidenced by the


Did You Know There Are Drug Crimes in MN That Don’t Involve Drugs?
Did You Know There Are Drug Crimes in MN That Don’t Involve Drugs?
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Crimes have a way of catching up to you, as one Minnesota woman recently found out.

A woman was arrested in Wisconsin for, among other things, drug paraphernalia charges.

When police arrested her, they also discovered that she was wanted in Minnesota for murder charges related to the death of her 1-year-old daughter.

 

While not every drug paraphernalia suspect will face murder charges, this case does show one very important thing: even charges for a crime that you


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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