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You Failed a Minnesota Drug Screening – Will You Be Charged?
You Failed a Minnesota Drug Screening – Will You Be Charged?
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It’s possible to come up positive for various illicit substances during a drug screening even if you haven’t committed a drug crime.

 

If you’ve taken a drug test recently and failed, or if you’re worried about failing one in the future, you may face a variety of consequences. The good thing is that the consequences of failing a drug test are usually clearly defined.

 

This is because, according to Minnesota law, employers are required to post their


Yes, There Are Mandatory Minimums for Minnesota Drug Crimes
Yes, There Are Mandatory Minimums for Minnesota Drug Crimes
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There are many policies from “The War on Drugs” that continue to affect Americans today.

The “three strikes law,” civil forfeiture, and the denial of government benefits to people who commit drug crimes are a few of them.

 

They all have a significant negative impact on sentences and how selling some dope can affect a person’s life. One of the most prominent of these outdated policies is mandatory minimums.

 

Mandatory minimums affect drug crime sentencing today, both


You’re Facing a MN Drug Charge – Should You Take a Plea Deal?
You’re Facing a MN Drug Charge – Should You Take a Plea Deal?
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If you’ve been hit with a drug crime charge, you’re no doubt apprehensive about what comes next. You know the sentence you could face if convicted is potentially life-altering. The prospect of a court trial can also be frightening.

 

Then, the prosecution offers a plea deal: Admit your guilt in exchange for reduced charges. Complete your lessened sentence. It all seems to go away.

 

The reality is that 90-95% of state and federal criminal cases, including those


Minnesota’s Drug-Free Zone Laws Designed to be Unfair
Minnesota’s Drug-Free Zone Laws Designed to be Unfair
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Drug-free zone laws were implemented at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic as a part of the “War on Drugs.” These laws enhanced penalties for drug crimes committed in areas frequented by children with the hope of keeping drug dealers from selling to kids, and to keep drug-related violence away from them.

 

Sounds like a good idea, right?

 

In theory, perhaps. However, in practice, drug-free zone laws impose unreasonably harsh penalties that disproportionately affect low-income areas


Illegal Prescription Drugs: How Minnesota Handles Them
Illegal Prescription Drugs: How Minnesota Handles Them
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Drug possession and trafficking crimes can involve the manufacture, transport, sale or distribution, or mere possession of any controlled substance, and penalties are based primarily on two factors: what kind of drug it is, and how much you have.

 

Although millions of prescriptions are filled daily across the country, above board and according to law, there’s a fine line between when handling prescribed medications is legal and when it’s not. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse


Federal Charges for Trafficking Drugs in Minnesota?
Federal Charges for Trafficking Drugs in Minnesota?
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Imagine this. You get busted by the local cops. They say you’re going to be charged with trafficking drugs. They do their best to scare you. At some point, someone new comes in and tell you you’re going to be charged by the feds. What does this mean? Is it a scare tactic? Are they allowed to do this?

 

If you are charged with drug trafficking in Minnesota, most of the time your offense will be handled at


“But I’m No Drug Dealer!” When MN Possession Is Charged as Trafficking
“But I’m No Drug Dealer!” When MN Possession Is Charged as Trafficking
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Recreational users beware: knowing your Minnesota possession and trafficking laws may make the difference in whether you unknowingly get caught in the middle of something far bigger than you.

 

In the wake of high-profile busts like the young Minnesota mom-turned-meth ring CEO in the Spring of 2018, quickly followed by an estimated $7.75 million meth bust in Minneapolis this past September, it’s no surprise that Minnesota law enforcement officials are currently hyper-sensitive to even mere possession of controlled


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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